I join Latino families in Nevada and across the United States in commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month. Hispanic influence is evident throughout all 50 states and has enriched the fabric and culture of this great nation since its beginnings. In Nevada, the first non-Native American to set eyes on the Las Vegas Valley was Rafael Rivera, a Spanish explorer. From the classroom, sports, and science to the arts, business, and the Armed Forces, Latinos have always made valuable contributions to our nation. That is why I am proud to have joined my colleague, Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, as a cosponsor of the Hispanic Heritage Month resolution.
All you need to do is pick up any newspaper or turn on any television in America to know that we have many miles to travel before women in America are treated fairly. Unfortunately, there are some in our nation who don’t see a problem. But when women continue to make less than men for performing the same work, it is clear we still have a problem. I see it. Senate Democrats see it. Democrats in the United States Senate stand for women’s equality because when women are empowered, we are all empowered.
“But there is another evil organization in the world today that, like ISIS, has zero regard for humanity; they are kidnappers and executioners; they are violent extremists who murder innocent civilians; they are terrorists who cower behind women and children, using them as human shields; they are saboteurs of peace and provocateurs of bloody conflict who will not stop until their enemies are annihilated… Yet, for some reason, Hamas’ brutality doesn’t elicit the same horror from the international community as ISIS.”
Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today after the Nevada State Legislature voted to approve the creation of a new Tesla gigafactory in Nevada. “Today is an historic day in Nevada. It is a result of many years of developing our state’s renewable resources so that the nation and world saw Nevada as an innovator in energy technologies. In 2007, I could count on one hand the number of clean energy projects in Nevada – and they were just as small in size and production. Seven years later, our state has seen more than $6 billion in solar, wind and geothermal investments and we continue to grow. This did not happen by accident. It is an… Read more »
Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today after Senate Republicans blocked passage of a constitutional amendment banning dark money in American politics by a vote of 54-42
Last night, President Barack Obama delivered a stirring speech to the nation, outlining his blueprint for eradicating the ISIS threat, without repeating the mistakes of the past. The President made it clear that we will not rush into another ground war in the Middle East and we will not go it alone. Instead, America will lead a coalition that includes European and Arab nations in a targeted, strategic mission to destroy ISIS. American air strikes will be supported by local forces who, trained by U.S. military advisors, will assume the duties of defending and protecting their communities and homes.
I remember where I was. I was here in the Capitol, attending a leadership meeting that Leader Tom Daschle held every Tuesday in S-219, a room just off of the Senate floor. We turned on the TV and saw that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. We didn’t know what happened, but assumed that it was some terrible accident. Before long we had to evacuate the building – there was another plane coming for the Capitol. As I walked out of the room, I peered out the window and could see the thick black smoke billowing up from the Pentagon. That’s an image forever seared into my memory.
“Tonight the President laid out a strong and decisive strategy to destroy ISIS without repeating the mistakes of the past in the Middle East…”
Yesterday, President Obama met with the four bipartisan leaders of the House and Senate to discuss the growing threat of Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Syria. This murderous group has taken over parts of Iraq with an unprecedented brutality and viciousness, going after civilians, women and children and trying to eliminate anyone who disagrees with them. They’ve targeted minorities, Christians, Shia’s, religious minorities, and American journalists. ISIS must be stopped. It must be destroyed.
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.