The Times is following Vice President Kamala Harris’ official schedule to better understand how she spends her time as the nation’s second in command.
Not all of the vice president’s events are disclosed to the public. But what is released is a growing source of insight into Harris’ role as the first female, Black, and South Asian American to hold the job. This page will continually update.
Harris, a Californian, has been in office for 623 days. In that time, she has listed 964 events on her official White House calendar, about two per day on average.
Her busiest days can be packed with as many as 10 events. The slowest days tend to be on weekends, which have included only 28 total events so far.
Harris events by day
Mapping her travel
Most of the vice presidents’ events are in the Washington, D.C., area. She has journeyed to battleground states such as Georgia, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. She has also ventured abroad to Guatemala, Mexico, Vietnam, Singapore and Paris. The former California senator, who maintains a home in Brentwood, has also traveled to Los Angeles frequently.
Harris’ shifting focus
The subject matter of the events has also changed over time, according to a Times analysis of the text of her schedules. These charts show the frequency of events for select categories over time.
Kamala Harris events that involve...
Press access often restricted
As in previous administrations, the White House sets the rules for press access. Some are listed as “open press,” allowing multiple reporters to attend. A smaller share are listed as “closed press.”
Events with open, closed or limited press
Often there are more complicated rules, such as only allowing photography or limiting the coverage to a small group that shares notes with the larger press corps. The Times has categorized these events as “limited.”
Explore the full calendar
The Times has categorized the vice president’s events based on keywords in the text. For example, if the event involves the Oval Office and the President's Daily Brief, the government's classified intelligence summary, it is categorized as relating to national security and also as a meeting with Biden.