Reid: Democrats Will Not Go To Conference

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 »

Reid Statement On Barbara Mikulski

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 »

Reid: House Republicans Should Bring Up Bipartisan Homeland Security Funding Bill

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 »

Reid Statement On Senate Passage Of Clean DHS Funding Bill

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.

Reid Celebrates Signing Of The Duck Valley Shoshone-Paiute Water Rights Settlement

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today celebrating the signing of the Duck Valley Shoshone-Paiute Water Rights Settlement. Senator Reid led the passage of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of Duck Valley Water Settlement Act in the Senate and was a driving force behind it being signed into law. Recently, Senator Reid secured language in the 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill that allowed the Secretary of the Interior to pay the full amount to satisfy the last year of the five-year Duck Valley Reservation Water Rights Settlement. This totaled approximately $12 million for the Shoshone-Paiute Tribe. “Today marks a historic day for northern Nevada and the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of Duck Valley. The Water Rights Settlement brings to an… Read more »

Reid Statement On Federal Communications Commission Vote On Net Neutrality

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today after the Federal Communications Commission voted to adopt strong net neutrality rules: “The Federal Communications Commission today took decisive action to adopt strong net neutrality rules that will keep the Internet free and open.  I support the FCC’s action and will work to preserve these rules.”

Senators Harry Reid And John McCain Reintroduce Resolution Urging Posthumous Pardon For Boxing Legend Jack Johnson

U.S. Senators Harry Reid (D-NV) and John McCain (R-AZ) today reintroduced a resolution urging President Obama to posthumously pardon John Arthur “Jack” Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight boxing champion, for his unjust conviction under the Mann Act in 1913, a law that prohibited transporting women across state lines for “immoral purposes.” Text of the resolution is attached.

Reid Statement On Senate Judiciary Committee Vote On Loretta Lynch Nomination

am pleased that the Senate Judiciary Committee finally has approved Loretta Lynch’s nomination to be Attorney General of the United States. It has now been 110 days since President Obama nominated Loretta Lynch. She has had to wait longer than any Attorney General nominee in 30 years and that is unacceptable.