Washington, D.C. –Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after Republicans failed to override President Obama’s veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline: “After wasting a full month pushing through a special-interest favor to let a Canadian company ship foreign oil to China, Senate Republicans wasted more time today by trying and failing to override President Obama’s veto. Following Nevada’s lead, we should be working to create clean energy jobs that cannot be outsourced, not wasting time on special interest giveaways.”
Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor today condemning Senate Republicans’ effort to undermine labor by voting on a Resolution of Disapproval challenging the National Labor Relations Board’s recent rule changes that protects workers and commenting on congressional Republican efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act.
Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel delivered an address to a joint session of Congress
Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Senate’s clean, full year Department of Homeland Security funding bill: “I am glad the House joined the Senate today in passing a bipartisan bill fully funding the Department of Homeland Security for the rest of the year. This bill is critical to protecting our homeland from enemies around the world. Unfortunately, many weeks were wasted on political games that left us staring a Homeland Security shutdown square in the face. If this ordeal teaches us one thing, it is that for the sake of our country we must stop governing by crisis. “As we move forward, I hope we all learn the… Read more »
Nevada Senator Harry Reid delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor today calling on Senate Republicans to schedule a vote on the nomination of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General and challenging Senate GOP Resolution of Disapproval that seeks to undo the National Labor Relations Board’s recent rule changes on union election procedures.
Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced today the appointment of Doctor Ikram Khan to the newly created VA “Commission on Care.” The Commission on Care was established by the recently passed VA Reform bill. The 15 member commission will study and make recommendations about ways to improve veterans’ access to care and health care resources.
Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today deploring House Republicans’ motion to go to conference on a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “The Senate will shortly vote on the House request to go to conference on the Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill. This push by Republicans to go to conference is the very definition of an exercise in futility. I have been clear for days that Democrats will not go to conference. The Majority Leader knows that. The Speaker of the House knows that. “Senate Democrats do not support going to conference because it will be counterproductive. Republicans have no intention of… Read more »
Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today after Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) announced that she will not seek reelection to the United States Senate in 2016: “I came to the Senate with Barbara Mikulski and I have had no better friend in my time here than Barbara Mikulski. “Senator Barbara Mikulski’s career has been devoted to serving others. As a social worker in Baltimore, she fought for at-risk children and to protect seniors from abuse. On the Baltimore City Council, and during her nearly 40 years of service in the United States Congress, she has fought for struggling Americans, demanded women be paid equal pay for equal work and led in the fight to protect… Read more »
Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today after House Republicans voted against Speaker Boehner’s three week continuing resolution and threatened to shut down the Department of Homeland Security: “The Republican Congress has shown that it simply cannot govern. Two months into the Republican Congress, we are already staring a Homeland Security shutdown square in the face, even as terrorists around the world threaten to strike America. This is about our country: how many more times will Republicans send us hurtling towards a completely avoidable cliff? “Now is the time to drop the partisan political games and come together to avoid a Homeland Security shutdown for the good of our country. Earlier today, the Senate passed… Read more »
Our nation’s security depends on the Department of Homeland Security being fully funded. The Senate has acted responsibly to pass a bipartisan bill fully funding Homeland Security for the rest of the year. If this bill was given a vote in the House, it would pass on a strong bipartisan vote.