It was the to start with recognised time that Harris hosted lawmakers in the vice-presidential home at the Naval Observatory given that relocating in April, a system that was delayed owing to renovations.

“What a amazing bipartisan women of all ages Senators dinner at our @VP ‘s residence!” Sen. Debbie Stabenow, a Democrat from Michigan tweeted. In shots Stabenow shared, Harris is observed toasting the team from her seat at the table in between Democratic Sen. Patty Murray and Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski.
The senators dined on roasted mahi-mahi and ended the evening with strawberry rhubarb croustades and vanilla ice cream, according to a menu shared by Republican Sen. Deb Fischer of Nebraska.

The food was paired with wines from Harris’ residence point out of California.

“Our Vice President even produced the cheese puffs herself! And they were being so superior!” Stabenow tweeted.

Afterward, Tennessee Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn informed Fox News that Harris was a gracious host and that the meal was a “charming celebration,” even though incorporating that it “was not a coverage dialogue at all.”

“But if she had introduced up procedures, I would’ve beloved to have reported, ‘Madame Vice President, you want to get to the border. You need to have to talk to the Border Patrol,'” Blackburn mentioned Tuesday night time in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity.

Pushed on no matter whether there was any coverage discuss, Blackburn claimed it was an “night of connection constructing.”

Blackburn said the meal is an annual bipartisan party for the women of the Senate, but that past year’s accumulating experienced been canceled due to Covid-19.

Harris was a previous US senator from California — the chamber’s only Black feminine senator whilst she served — before being tapped as Joe Biden’s managing mate in the 2020 election. Now as vice president, Harris returns to the Senate to be the tie-breaking vote and President Biden has tasked her with spearheading the administration’s endeavours on voting legal rights. The Senate is also negotiating on the President’s critical priorities together with an infrastructure offer. Harris experienced lately returned from her very first overseas excursion as VP to Guatemala and Mexico as she sought a severe system for stemming migration from the Northern Triangle.

The senators who attended included Tammy Baldwin, Marsha Blackburn, Maria Cantwell, Shelley Moore Capito, Susan Collins, Catherine Cortez-Masto, Tammy Duckworth, Joni Ernst, Dianne Feinstein, Deb Fischer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Maggie Hassan, Mazie Hirono, Amy Klobuchar, Lisa Murkowski, Patty Murray, Jacky Rosen, Jeanne Shaheen, Debbie Stabenow, Tina Smith and Elizabeth Warren.