Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced today $29.3 million in funding for transportation projects for Nevada. The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada will receive $13.3 million for Flamingo Corridor upgrades, which will implement improvements in shared bike and transit lanes, pedestrian lanes, and pavement along a 14 mile stretch of Flamingo Road.
The senior Senator from Kentucky has a track record on campaign finance reform spanning two decades. I know because I was there with him 25 years ago fighting the undue influence of unlimited campaign donations. I co-sponsored his 1989 constitutional amendment that would have given Congress power to enact laws regulating the amount of independent expenditures. But times have changed.
Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today on the importance of passing a constitutional amendment to stop the flood of dark money into our nation’s political system.
“The Senate passed a strong bipartisan comprehensive immigration bill over a year ago that secures our borders and requires undocumented immigrants to come out of the shadows, pay their taxes and pass a background check before registering with the government…”
“Today’s report demonstrates that we still have much to do to create jobs and help families in Nevada, and across the country, make ends meet. Washington Republicans have stopped at nothing to block legislation that would strengthen the middle class. Instead, they are forcing taxpayers to pay for a ridiculous lawsuit against the President and some are threatening another disastrous government shutdown.
Nevada Senator Harry Reid gave the opening remarks today at the “National Clean Energy Summit 7.0: Partnership & Progress.”
“On this Labor Day, we honor the legacy of workers organizing and fighting for their rights…”
“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.”