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Kamala Harris to move into official VP residence next week

Kamala Harris to move into official VP residence next week

US Vice President Kamala Harris waves while walking to board Air Force Two as she departs Washington on travel to tout the US$1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act legislation in Jacksonville, Florida, at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, on Mar 22, 2021. (Photo: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)

WASHINGTON: After more than two months of living in temporary housing, Vice President Kamala Harris will soon be able to unpack and unwind at her official residence on the grounds of the US Naval Observatory.

Symone Sanders, senior adviser and chief spokesperson for the vice president, tweeted Thursday that Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, will move into the official vice presidential residence on Massachusetts Avenue in northwest Washington next week — after some repairs are completed. Sanders did not provide a date.

The repairs included maintenance on the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, replacing chimney liners and refurbishing some of the hardwood floors in the 19th century Victorian house, Sanders said.

Officials had said it would be easier to do the work while the house was unoccupied after former Vice President Mike Pence and his wife moved out.

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Harris and Emhoff have spent the months since her inauguration on Jan 20 living temporarily at Blair House, the president's official guest residence on Pennsylvania Avenue, across from the White House.

Harris, a former US senator from California, and her husband, were flying home to Los Angeles on Thursday with plans to remain there through Easter.

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The vice president has public events Monday in Oakland, California, and Tuesday in Chicago before her scheduled return to Washington later Tuesday evening.

District of Columbia police recently arrested a man near the vice president’s official residence on a weapons charge.

Source: AP/aj


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