Reid Announces State Of The Union Guests

Nevada Senator Harry Reid today announced Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve, UNLV Student Veteran Jeff Detrick and DREAMer Blanca Gamez will be his guests for tonight’s State of the Union address

Reid Statement On Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which falls on Monday, January 19th

Reid Announces $485,000 To Revitalize North Las Vegas Neighborhoods

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced today that the Department of Housing and Urban Development, through the Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant, has awarded $485,000 to revitalize the North Las Vegas Urban Core neighborhood containing the Rose Gardens and Buena Vista Springs communities. The City of North Las Vegas, along with the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority, Congressman Steven Horsford and other key partners requested this funding to build upon existing community-driven, site specific interventions currently in place within the North Las Vegas Urban Core neighborhood. This includes creating a transformation plan that establishes long term neighborhood stability for Rose Gardens and Buena Vista Springs. “For too long vacancies within Rose Gardens and Buena Vista Springs have made economic development… Read more »

Reid Statement On December Employment Report

Today’s very strong jobs report marks the 58th consecutive month of private sector job growth and is consistent with the many encouraging signs over the past few months that our economy is gaining steam. The challenge now is to make sure that all Nevadans and working Americans feel the gains, not just special interests and the wealthiest one percent. To do that, Democrats and Republicans must put aside petty partisanship and work together to increase wages, improve mobility and ensure that a hard day’s work results in a fair day’s pay for both men and women.

Reid Statement On Passage Of Terrorism Risk Insurance Act In The Senate

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today on the passage of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA): “The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act has provided Las Vegas and cities across our nation financial security for years. This program is an absolute necessity in order to allow American cities to continue to build and expand their infrastructure. The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act has my full support. “Last Congress we were ready to pass this emergency legislation in a bipartisan fashion. Unfortunately, due to one Republican Senator’s unnecessary hold, we were unable to do so. Because of that hold, cities across America were burdened with needless economic uncertainty and risk. I am glad that with today’s renewal of… Read more »

Reid Statement On Barbara Boxer

Senator Barbara Boxer is one of the finest public officials the state of California has seen. Her efforts to combat climate change and ensure we have clean air and clean water will be remembered long past her retirement.

Reid Remarks On Opening of 114th Congress

As some already know, I had a mishap in my home last week while exercising. As a result, I sustained several broken bones in my face and ribs. As bad as that sounds, I am doing well and recovering quickly. I regret that I am not on the Senate floor to make these remarks in person, but my doctors have urged caution and ordered me to stay home while I recuperate. I thank my friend, the Assistant Democratic Leader, for delivering my remarks today.

Reid Announces Co-Sponsorship Of Respect For Marriage Act

I am proud to stand with Senator Feinstein and forty-two of my Senate Democratic colleagues in defense of one of the founding principles of our country – equal justice under the law. Gay and lesbian couples deserve a Congress that will afford them the same rights as straight couples and I hope Senate Republicans will work with Democrats to pass this important bill and repeal DOMA

Reid Celebrates Groundbreaking Of California’s High-Speed Rail

Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement congratulating California and Governor Jerry Brown on the groundbreaking of California’s high-speed rail system. Work on the first leg of the system begins today in Fresno, California. Once completed this train will connect Los Angeles to San Francisco. Senator Reid strongly supports XpressWest, a high speed train that will allow passengers to travel from Las Vegas to Victorville in as little as 84 minutes.