Vice President Kamala Harris, In Seattle, Touts Electric School Buses

  • Vice President Kamala Harris, in Seattle on Wednesday, announced that nearly $1 billion had been awarded to school districts nationwide to replace older school buses with newer electric and cleaner-running models.
  • The funding is part of a total of $5 billion for cleaner school buses, to be distributed over five years, included in the bipartisan infrastructure law passed by Congress late last year.
  • Harris spoke for about eight minutes to an an-invite only crowd of several hundred in the bowels of Lumen Field, with a backdrop of four electric school buses.