“I am so sad to hear of the passing of Former Senator Jim Jeffords and my deepest sympathy goes to his family during this time. Throughout Jim’s time in the Senate he left an important mark on the history of the institution. He faithfully served Vermont for over 30 years in Congress. He was a strong supporter of helping people with disabilities and always fought for the underdog. Jim was a model of a great legislator who avoided partisan politics and fought for what was best for the people of Vermont. In 2001 he changed the makeup of the Senate by switching from a Republican to an Independent and caucusing with the Democrats. History will remember Senator Jeffords as a courageous man who listened to his conscience, and I will always respect him for doing so.”
Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement today on Nevada’s July employment report. According to the Nevada State Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, the Nevada unemployment rate remained at 7.7%
“It is hard to think that the scenes unfolding in Ferguson are taking place in an American city in the year 2014. The nation’s eyes are on the city of Ferguson and we will be watching closely. The public deserves a full disclosure of the facts surrounding the heartbreaking death of Michael Brown and the events that followed. Every community in America deserves equal justice and equal protection under the law.”
Nevada Senator Harry Reid today announced a $435,616 grant to the Nevada Department of Education from the United States Department of Education. This grant will expand access to Advanced Placement classes and tests for low and middle income students across Nevada.
Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced today that the FAA awarded Nevada airports eleven FAA grants totaling $9,104,992 including two grants for the Reno/Tahoe International Airport totaling $1,909,247. These eleven grants will provide for necessary construction updates and equipment repairs at the Alamo Landing Field, the Boulder City Municipal Airport, the Reno/Stead Airport, the Austin Airport, the Elko Regional Airport, the Wells Municipal Airport, the Eureka Airport, the Mesquite Airport, the Hawthorne Industrial Airport, and the Reno/Tahoe International Airport.
“I support President Obama’s decision to send humanitarian air drops to the thousands of stranded Iraqi civilians who have been forced to flee their homes and are at risk of dying. I also support the President’s decision to launch air strikes as long as no combat forces are on the ground. These air strikes are the correct action for our national security, they will protect American interests and save lives in Iraq.
“I look forward to the Administration’s continued close consultations with Congress.”
Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced today a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services for $2,559,327 to the University of Nevada, Reno in order to expand Early Head Start projects in Nevada.
Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced today $300,462 from the National Institute of Mental Health to study suicide prevention. This grant will be delivered to the University of Nevada, Reno to develop a project entitled, “Feasibility of Adaptive Treatments for Suicidal College Students: a SMART Design.” This research project will examine the efficiency of different approaches and interventions that college counseling centers take to address suicidality in students. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people age 10 to 24.
I’m deeply saddened by the coldblooded killing of an American hero today. General Greene was a father and patriot who served his country with great honor and distinction. In his thirty years of dedicated service to the Army, General Greene ensured that our troops had the resources necessary to get the job done and the best equipment available so they could protect our country.
“Today, Senator Harry Reid and Representative Steven Horsford (NV-4) announced that newly confirmed Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald has signed off on relevant paperwork to begin the permitting process for the construction of a Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Pahrump, Nevada.”