Reid Statement On Yucca Mountain

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement regarding the latest evaluation report of Yucca Mountain released by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

Reid Statement After Former Department Of Homeland Security Secretaries Call For Clean DHS Funding Bill

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today after receiving a letter from three former Department Homeland Security Secretaries calling for a clean Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding bill. Secretaries Tom Ridge, Michael Chertoff and Janet Napolitano wrote a letter to leaders in both the House and Senate requesting that Congress fully funds the Department of Homeland Security in the Fiscal Year 2015.

Reid Statement On The Importance of A Clean Bill to Fund The Department of Homeland Security

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today in response to Republicans arguing for the  defunding of the Department of Homeland Security: “With America facing national security threats around the world and ISIS declaring they intend to ‘reach America,’ it causes me grave concern to see Republicans arguing that it’s ‘not the end of the world’ to defund the Department of Homeland Security. “Republican leaders should not put our national security at risk simply because they are too timid to stand up to the extreme right-wing voices in their own caucus. “Senate Democrats have called on Senator McConnell to pass a clean bill to fund Homeland Security. For once, let’s skip the unnecessary drama and manufactured,… Read more »

Reid Reintroduces Bill To Restore Full Benefits For Veterans

“I am pleased with our progress on this issue over the past decade, but it remains unconscionable that veterans who have sacrificed for the sake of our country are being denied full retirement and disability pay. We owe it to our service men and women to do better than this, and that is why I am reintroducing legislation today that will ensure veterans in Nevada and across the nation get the full benefits that were promised to them,” said Reid.

Reid Statement On Nevada’s December Employment Report

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today on Nevada’s December employment report. According to the Nevada State Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, the Nevada unemployment rate fell to 6.8% in December, down from 6.9% in November.

Statement from Reid Spokesman

Washington, D.C. – The office of Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today from spokesman Adam Jentleson: “Senator Reid was released from the hospital this afternoon and is currently sitting in his living room with Mrs. Reid, cracking jokes and asking about the whip count for this evening’s vote on the Keystone pipeline legislation. “The surgery took three and a half hours and was successful in removing the blood clot in his right eye, additional blood from the front of his right eye and repairing the orbital bones in his right brow, temple and cheek. During the surgery, Senator Reid was under full anesthesia. Doctors have said they are optimistic about his prospects for regaining vision in his… Read more »

Statement From Reid Spokeswoman

Washington, D.C. – Kristen Orthman, Deputy Communications Director for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement: “On Monday, as a necessary step to assist in recovering full vision in his right eye, Senator Reid will undergo surgery on his right eye at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Senator Reid was notified that this surgery will be necessary following a doctor’s appointment yesterday. “Senator Reid is expected to be released from the hospital quickly following the surgery but under doctor’s orders to minimize strain in his right eye, he will have to work from his DC home next week. His broken ribs are healing well and he will continue to maintain a busy schedule next week as his… Read more »

Reid Statement On President Obama’s State Of The Union Address

“President Obama laid out a clear vision for strengthening America’s middle class that draws a clear contrast with the Republican Congress’ partisan political agenda of special interest giveaways and tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans…”