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Monday, August 14th, 2023

White House announces Kamala Harris’ schedule for August 2023 Seattle trip

Last week, the White House announced that Kamala Har­ris would be mak­ing her sec­ond trip to Seat­tle as Vice Pres­i­dent on August 15th, 2023 (tomor­row).

Today, with the trip just a few hours away, the admin­is­tra­tion has released Har­ris’ sched­ule for the day. It con­sists of an arrival, an offi­cial event that is open to pre­cre­den­tialed media, a brief­ing, a cam­paign recep­tion, and a departure.

The time­points and itin­er­ary are as follows:

At 9:10 am ET, the Vice Pres­i­dent and Sec­ond Gen­tle­man will depart from Wash­ing­ton, D.C. en route to Seat­tle, WA. This depar­ture from Joint Base Andrews will be closed press.

At 11:10 am PT, the Vice Pres­i­dent and Sec­ond Gen­tle­man will arrive at King Coun­ty Inter­na­tion­al Air­port. This arrival in Seat­tle, WA will be open to pre-cre­den­tialed media.

At 12:00 pm PT, the Vice Pres­i­dent, joined by Ener­gy Sec­re­tary Jen­nifer Granholm, will deliv­er remarks high­light­ing the Biden-Har­ris administration’s con­tin­ued com­mit­ment to address­ing the cli­mate cri­sis with the urgency it demands while build­ing a clean ener­gy econ­o­my that cre­ates good-pay­ing jobs. These remarks at McK­instry will be pooled press, open to pre-cre­den­tialed media and livestreamed at

At 12:50 pm PT, the Vice Pres­i­dent will receive a brief­ing on ener­gy effi­cient upgrades made pos­si­ble by the Infla­tion Reduc­tion Act’s cli­mate invest­ments. This brief­ing at McK­instry will be pooled press.

At 2:05 pm PT, the Vice Pres­i­dent and Sec­ond Gen­tle­man will deliv­er remarks at a cam­paign recep­tion. These remarks will be cov­ered by an edi­to­r­i­al pool.

At 3:35 pm PT, the Vice Pres­i­dent and Sec­ond Gen­tle­man will depart from Seat­tle, WA en route to Los Ange­les, CA. This depar­ture from King Coun­ty Inter­na­tion­al Air­port will be pooled press.

At 5:45 pm ET, the Vice Pres­i­dent and Sec­ond Gen­tle­man will arrive at Los Ange­les Inter­na­tion­al Air­port. This arrival in Los Ange­les, CA will be closed press.

The Vice Pres­i­dent / Sec­ond Gen­tle­man’s arrival will occur after what we used to call the morn­ing rush has end­ed, and the depar­ture will occur around when the evening rush typ­i­cal­ly used to begin build­ing, which should mit­i­gate traf­fic dis­rup­tions stem­ming from tem­po­rary road closures.

For oper­a­tional secu­ri­ty rea­sons, the White House and Secret Ser­vice do not dis­close what routes pro­tectees’ motor­cades will take. There­fore, it isn’t pos­si­ble to advise which roads / high­ways will be closed, or when.

If you will be in Seat­tle between noon and 4 PM tomor­row, you can expect there to be some traf­fic impacts stem­ming from road closures.

NPI will bring you cov­er­age of the Vice Pres­i­den­t’s vis­it to Seat­tle here on The Cas­ca­dia Advo­cate through­out the day tomorrow.

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