Vice President Kamala Harris paid a visit to Las Vegas on Monday to talk about climate change and tout President Biden’s initiatives including the large infrastructure package that is stalled right now in Congress.
Using Lake Mead as a backdrop, Harris gave a speech encouraging lawmakers to pass two bills that she said could reduce emissions, create jobs, and help the country years into the future.
Harris took note of the low water level at Lake Mead as she addressed the effects of climate change, saying “look at this lake.” A water shortage at the lake was declared by the federal government in August.
The vice president met with officials from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the Southern Nevada Water Authority and the National Park Service. She was joined by a Democratic Nevada contingent that included House representatives Dina Titus, Susie Lee, and Steven Horsford.