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VP Harris So Weak, Uninfluential, That Even Lobbyists Ignore Her

At a glance

  • The number of federal lobbyists turning to Vice President Kamala Harris’s office to influence White House policy has contracted under the Biden administration, according to a review of federal records by the Washington Examiner.
  • The numbers for Harris’s office mark a dramatic shift from the previous administration, during which a record 377 companies and interests lobbied Pence and his aides in the administration’s final year, up from 235 in 2017.
  • In 2021, 134 interests lobbied Harris’s office, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. A further 77 registered to do so in he first two quarters of 2022.

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