Reid, Ensign, Heller Announce $2.3 Million In Funds For Fernley

Washington, DC—Nevada Senators Harry Reid and John  Ensign and Congressman Dean Heller welcomed the approval of $2.3 million in funds to help with disaster relief efforts in Fernley, Nevada.  Reid, Ensign and Heller announced $1,735,120 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  In addition, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved $622,800 in federal low-interest disaster loan assistance.  Together, this provides more than $2 million to help all those living in Lyon County affected by the severing flooding there earlier this month.“This is very good news for the Fernley residents whose lives have been turned upside-down by this terrible flood,” said Reid.  “I appreciate how quickly the federal government has responded and… Read more »

Reid, Berkley Introduce Bill To Honor Nevada's Cold War Veterans

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid and Congresswoman Shelley Berkley introduced bills in their respective chambers to identify sites and resources to commemorate heroes of the Cold War.  This includes a site at Mount Charleston where 10 workers from the Nevada Test Site and four aircrew died when their plane crashed into the mountain in 1955.  “Nevada played a significant role in winning the Cold War,” said Reid.  “In addition to the Nevada Test Site, Fallon’s Naval Air Station, Nellis Air Force Base, and Hawthorne Army Depot greatly contributed to the fight. It’s a terrible shame that the people who perished when their plane crashed near the Mount Charleston summit were never truly honored.  The people who sacrificed their lives serving our… Read more »

Reid Statement On The Death Of Mormon Church President Hinckley

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement about the death of President Gordon B. Hinckley, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  “President Hinckley led a remarkable life. His faith and leadership have inspired countless lives throughout the world. He leaves a deeply rooted legacy on our religion through his teachings and his lifetime of service to the Church. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

Reid Provides Update On Efforts To Address Foreclosure Crisis

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid sent a letter to the Nevada Legislative Commission’s Subcommittee to Study Mortgage Lending and Housing Issues today to provide an update on Congress’ efforts to respond to the nation’s foreclosure crisis.  In the letter, Reid highlights the steps that Congress has taken in recent months to provide assistance on this front, and talks about the need for short, medium, and long term solutions to help curb the crippling effect of foreclosures in Nevada and across the country.  The text of Reid’s letter is included below. January 28, 2008  Assemblyman Marcus L. Conklin Chairman, Legislative Commission’s Subcommittee to Study Mortgage Lending and Housing Issues Nevada State Legislature Grant Sawyer State Office Building 555 East… Read more »

Reid Meets With Nevadans Who Will Attend State Of The Union Address

Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid met today with five Nevadans he invited to attend the President’s State of the Union Address.  “I appreciate these Nevadans for accepting my invitation to attend the State of the Union address tonight,” said Reid. “Their presence will serve as a reminder to the president that what he says tonight and the actions that follow have a tremendous impact on everyday people. From educators to business leaders, to first responders, veterans and troops, people in Nevada are paying close attention to the words President Bush speaks. More importantly we will all be paying attention to his actions that follow during the last year of his presidency.” Reid’s invited guests include Kari Frilot, CEO,… Read more »

Reid Response To President's State Of The Union Address

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement in response to the final State of the Union Address given by President George W. Bush. “President Bush said some good things about issues that are important to the people of Nevada, now I hope he will work with Congress to produce meaningful results. I believe that, by working together, we can do good work for Nevada and the nation, but it takes a willing partner. “Nevada families are struggling to get by. High home foreclosure rates, growing unemployment, rising gas prices, and sky-high health care costs are just a few of the things that are squeezing Nevada’s middle class. To address these challenges, the president must stop playing… Read more »

Reid, Pelosi Deliver Democratic View On The State Of Our Union

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered their assessment on the State of Our Union today at the National Press Club. The leaders discussed efforts to take America in a New Direction, to reinvigorate the American economy and restore our leadership in the world. Below are their remarks as prepared: SENATE MAJORITY LEADER HARRY REID: “Growing up in Searchlight, Nevada, my mother placed a pillow case on our wall. It was royal blue with gold fringe, with the words ‘we can, we will, we must.’ The name below those words — Franklin Delano Roosevelt. “For children of my generation from working class families like mine – this was not uncommon. “FDR was a figure of moral… Read more »

Reid Statement On Monte Carlo Fire

Washington, DC — Nevada Senator Harry Reid today released the following statement upon learning about the fire at the Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas: “I want to extend my thanks to the brave firefighters who put their lives on the line to put out this terrible fire and protect the lives of the hotel’s guests and employees. I also appreciate all the first responders, including crews from Nellis Air Force Base, who were also quick to respond. My office stands ready to assist in any way necessary as we wait to learn the cause of the fire and the full extent of the damage.”

Reid Statement On Economic Stimulus Deal Struck By House, President

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to the agreement reached by Congress and the President on a bipartisan stimulus package to revive our faltering economy:  “I am pleased the Speaker and the House Minority Leader, working with Secretary Paulson, have reached an agreement to send stimulus checks for individuals and provide tax relief to businesses. And I am proud that Democratic negotiators were able to secure tax relief for millions of Americans who would have been completely left out of the President’s proposal. “In an effort to get the bipartisan process moving in the Senate, Finance Committee Chairman Baucus and Ranking Member Grassley will conduct a markup of stimulus proposals next week. I… Read more »

Reid's Leadership Makes Nevada More Secure

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid unveiled security in Nevada today as one of his top legislative priorities for 2008.  “The security of Nevada and the nation is something that I focus on every day,” said Reid. “In 2008, I will continue to leverage my position as the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate to ensure that Nevada’s military installations, soldiers, and first responders get the support and resources they need to keep us safe. I will also work to ensure that Nevada’s veterans and wounded warriors receive the kind of care and respect that their service has earned them. Lastly, I will continue fighting against the Yucca Mountain Project to ensure that the most dangerous substance known to man is not… Read more »