Reid Statement On Nevada’s August Employment Report

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement today on Nevada’s August employment report. According to the Nevada State Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, the Nevada unemployment rate fell to 7.6%. “Today’s employment report shows signs of continued economic progress for the Silver State. Employment growth in Nevada has been positive now for the past 44 months. Despite this good trend, we cannot stop in our work to bring jobs to Nevada. Compared to other states, our unemployment rate is far too high. “Nevada has come a long way since the recession hit. Since last August alone, the unemployment rate has dropped 2.2 percent. However, there are still too many Nevadans looking for work. In the… Read more »

Reid Announces $70 Million For Fulcrum BioEnergy

Washington D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid today announced a $70 million grant for Fulcrum BioEnergy’s Sierra BioFuels Plant that will be located in Storey County, Nevada. This grant comes from the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Advanced Drop-in Biofuels Production Project. Today’s award follows the September 4th announcement by  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at the National Clean Energy Summit that the Department of Agriculture had finalized a $105 million loan guarantee for the Sierra BioFuels plant. “Clean energy must be a component of our national security strategy and this investment in Nevada will help to reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign sources of energy,” said Reid. “This investment will help put America on the leading edge of clean biofuels production… Read more »

Reid Announces Passage Of Pyramid Lake-Fish Springs Ranch Settlement

Legislation now heads to President’s desk for his signature Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid today announced that the U.S. Senate passed the Pyramid Lake-Fish Springs Ranch Settlement Act. It will now go to President Obama for his signature to become law. In December 2013, Senators Reid and Heller joined Representatives Mark Amodei and Steven Horsford in introducing identical versions in their respective legislative bodies. The legislation authorizes and ratifies a settlement bringing an end to a water rights dispute between two independent parties—the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe and Fish Springs Ranch, LLC. The Tribe and Vidler have negotiated and finalized a settlement agreement which would allow Vidler’s water project to move forward in return for $3.6 million and… Read more »

Reid Statement On Bipartisan Senate Vote To Degrade ISIS In Syria

Today, Democrats and Republicans spoke with one voice to tell the ISIS terrorists: we will find you and destroy you. The Senate has passed a strong bill to arm and train vetted Syrian opposition fighters as part of the President’s strategy to destroy ISIS without repeating the mistakes of the past in the Middle East.

Reid Secures $1.5 Million In Emergency Relief Funds For Interstate 15 Floods

Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced today that Clark County has received $1.5 million from the Department of Transportation under their emergency relief program because of the extreme flooding last week on Interstate 15. These funds will be used for the repair or reconstruction as a result of the more than three inches of rain that fell in little over an hour. Eligible repair work on the interstate includes emergency repairs needed to restore essential traffic, minimize the extent of damage, or protect the remaining facilities as well as permanent repairs necessary to restore the highway to its pre-disaster condition.

Reid Remarks On Republican Obstruction

The 18th century French philosopher Voltaire once declared: “One day everything will be well, that is our hope. Everything’s fine today, that is our illusion.” There is no better portrayal of the Republican Party’s flawed approach to governance than what Voltaire stated.

Reid Remarks On Tesla

“Tesla’s gigafactory will spur economic development in Nevada. It is expected to pump $100 billion into the state’s economy and create up to 22,000 jobs over the next 20 years.” “This development is good news for Nevada, but it did not happen by accident. It is the direct result of public-private partnerships and smart federal and state policies. It is the result of Nevada being seen as a hub for renewable energy and innovative technologies.” “Federal, state, and local leaders must clear obstacles that stymie innovation and incentivize technologies. We must make it easier for industry to invest in our communities not just in Nevada but all across America.”   Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the… Read more »

Reid Statement On House Passage of Northern Nevada Lands Bills

Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Northern Nevada Land Conservation and Economic Development Act. This legislation contains language similar to that of legislation introduced in the Senate by Senator Reid and Senator Heller, including the Lyon County Economic Development and Conservation Act, the Pine Forest Recreation Enhancement Act, and the Elko Motocross and Tribal Conveyance Act. “Congratulations to Congressmen Horsford and Amodei on the successful passage of the Northern Nevada Land Conservation and Economic Development Act,” said Reid. “I am pleased to see bipartisan support for this bill in the House of Representatives. I commend my House colleagues on negotiating a compromise that could be supported by… Read more »