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Vice President Harris gets charged up about electric buses with Sen. Murray

It was a veritable who's who of Democratic leadership spanning Seattle to D.C. Wednesday. And it was all about electric buses.

The crowd included Vice President Kamala Harris, Sen. Patty Murray, Gov. Jay Inslee, EPA Administrator Michael Regan, and Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell.

Murray was promoting the results of her Clean School Bus Act that was included in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

“Building new, clean electric buses and getting them on our roads is good for our kids, our economy, and our planet,” Murray said. “That’s why for months, I pushed to pass my Clean School Bus Act. Because this is just one way we boost an economy-wide transition to clean energy. We’ll be making these clean buses here in America, creating good-paying jobs—all while promoting clean air and better health outcomes for our kids. It’s a win-win-win.”

The act is budgeted for $5 billion over five years to help school districts replace fossil fuel busses with electric models.

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"Who doesn't love a yellow school bus?" Vice President Harris said. "It's part of our experience growing up. It's part of nostalgia and the more of excitement and joy of going to school, to be with your favorite teacher, to be with your best friends, and to learn."

"In America, today, 25 million children go to school on a yellow school bus. Today, 95% of our schools buses are fueled with diesel fuel which contributes to very serious conditions that are about health and about the ability to learn."

EPA Administrator Regan also announced at the event that 389 school districts across the U.S. will be getting $1 billion to purchase electric buses.

While the event was back-to-back speeches from various public officials, Murray is also currently on the campaign trail. She is being challenged by Republican Tiffany Smiley to represent Washington state in the U.S. Senate.

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Vice President Harris' stop in Seattle also included a fundraising event at The Showbox downtown.

“There there is an inverse relationship between Patty Murray’s height and her power,” Harris said at the event, commenting on Murray's height.

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