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Harris Quietly Taps Wall Street, Tech CEOs for Advice on Policy

  • Citigroup’s Fraser, Cisco’s Robbins among those consulted
  • Executives helped Harris win commitments for migration funds
Kamala Harris
Kamala HarrisPhotographer: Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/CNP/Bloomberg

Vice President Kamala Harris has increasingly turned to corporate executives from Wall Street and Silicon Valley to serve as informal advisers, policy allies and political boosters as she grapples with a sprawling and at times intractable policy portfolio.

Microsoft Corp. President Brad Smith, Cisco Systems Inc. Chief Executive Officer Chuck Robbins and Citigroup Inc. CEO Jane Fraser are among the leaders whom Harris has sought out in telephone conversations, video conferences and strategy meetings.