Reid Announces Over $185,000 For Construction On The Pahrump Airport

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced today a $185,283 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for an environmental study on Pahrump Airport. The environmental study funded by this grant is phase 3 of 4 for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) needed to construct the Pahrump Airport. The EIS will evaluate the potential environmental effects from the construction of the airport. The EIS is required by the National Environmental Policy Act.

Reid Announces Over $1.7 Million For Boulder City Hospital

Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced today a grant totaling $1,728,194 for the Boulder City Hospital. The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development fund. These funds will be used to purchase equipment and software to transition the hospital from a manual health records system to an Electronic Health Records (EHR) system.

Reid Statement On Resignation Of Attorney General Eric Holder

Washington, DC –  Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today after President Obama announced that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will be stepping down: “Eric Holder has served the American people with distinction. As a prosecutor, advocate for civil rights and the first African-American Attorney General, he has championed issues of social justice, greater equality for communities of color and the LGBT community and defended the right of every American to vote. One of his lasting legacies at the Department of Justice will be his determined effort to address issues affecting the civil rights of all Americans. He has been dedicated in his service to our country and I wish him well. “It is my hope that my… Read more »

Reid Announces Over $50,000 For Rehabilitation Of Beaver Dam State Park

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced today a Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant of $53,475 from the National Park Service for the Beaver Dam State Park Burned Area Rehabilitation. This funding will be used for soil stabilization, rehabilitation, and re-vegetation of 899.98 acres of burned land at Beaver Dam State Park. “Beaver Dam State Park showcases the amazing landscapes Nevada has to offer, so I am thankful that the National Park Service has provided Beaver Dam with over $53,000 for the rehabilitation of burned land,” said Reid. “As Nevada grows we must continue to keep a diligent eye on protecting the Silver State’s incredible public lands. I remain committed to maintaining public lands throughout Nevada so… Read more »

Reid Announces Over $700,000 For The Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid today announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley, NV a grant for $700,845.  This grant will cover 100% of the costs for an expansion of the cemetery and the funds will be used to construct roads, columbaria, landscaping, and necessary supporting infrastructure. In total, the expansion will develop approximately 3 acres for the cemetery. “I thank Secretary McDonald and the Department of Veterans Affairs for this important grant,” said Reid. “The Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery is the only one of its kind for over 100 miles. Expanding and improving this cemetery is necessary in order to allow it to continue to be… Read more »

Reid Statement On Rosh Hashanah

Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today in recognition of Rosh Hashnah

Reid Statement On Airstrikes In Syria

Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today on airstrikes in Syria. Senator Reid was informed of the airstrikes by President Obama on Monday

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 »