Reid Teams Up With CDC Director In PSA Addressing Nevada's Hepatitis C Situation

Washington, D.C.– Nevada Senator Harry Reid and Dr. Julie Gerberding, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will release a Public Service Announcement (PSA) on Monday to encourage people to play an active role in their own healthcare as a way to further assure their safety.  The PSA is one of a number of steps officials are taking to address public concern following recent incidents where improper medical procedures resulted in thousands of Nevadans potentially being exposed to Hepatitis.  In the 30 second PSA, Reid and Gerberding urge Nevadans to not only continue following their doctors advice and seek treatment when they need it, but to also ask a few simple questions before receiving care. “I’m thankful that… Read more »

Reid: Third Straight Month Of Job Loss Underscores The Urgent Need To Strengthen The Economy

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to a Department of Labor report that U.S. employers cut 80,000 jobs in March – the third month in a row that the number of lost jobs went up.  “If anyone still doubts the need to act swiftly and decisively to reverse the impact of Bush Republicans’ economic policies, look no further than today’s unemployment numbers that show the third straight month of job losses for American workers and businesses.   “This distressing trend tells us everything we need to know about the dangers of Republicans’ ‘wait-and-see’ approach to the economy.  And it underscores that now more than ever, America needs the investments Democrats want to make in infrastructure,… Read more »

Reid Meets With Carson City Mayor Teixeira

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid met today with Carson City Mayor Marv Teixeira to discuss anti methamphetamine efforts, transportation projects, and Waterfall Fire rehabilitation efforts.   “During our meeting we discussed the latest developments for the V & T Railway Reconstruction Project, Partnership Carson City Anti-Meth Coalition and the Carson Freeway,” said Reid. “I’m also working to secure more funding for the Waterfall Fire rehabilitation efforts after the 2004 Waterfall wildfire devastated the community.”   “It was a pleasure to meet with Senator Reid,” said Teixeria.  “He is more than a Senator to me; he is my dear friend and always extends the greatest courtesy when I’m in town.  It’s always a nice to work with the Senator and his… Read more »

Reid Statement On The Passing of UNLV's First President, Donald Moyer

 Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement upon learning of the passing of Donald Moyer, the first official president of UNLV.   Moyer presided over the university from 1964-1969. “UNLV is the respected institution it is today because of the vision of Donald Moyer.  In 1964, Don became the first official president of Nevada Southern University, now known as UNLV. He started the hotel administration program, which is recognized as one of the best in the world.  He created the first on-campus housing facility, Tonopah Hall.  And Don worked tirelessly to raise money for projects including the original student union, which now bears his name.  I am grateful to President Moyer for all of his contributions to… Read more »

Energy Department Sets Aside Public Interest To Deliver $100 Million Sweetheart Deal To Nuclear Industry Law Firm

Washington, D.C. – A scathing report released today by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) own Inspector General shows that the Energy Department did not act in the public’s best interest when it knowingly hired a law firm with clear conflicts of interest to represent the Yucca Mountain Project. The DOE awarded a $100 million no-bid contract to Morgan Lewis & Bockius to assist in drafting a license application for the proposed nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain despite the fact it also represents major utilities in lawsuits against the DOE. After being briefed by the Inspector General, Nevada’s entire congressional delegation called on the Energy Department to recuse the law firm, particularly after learning that one firm seeking to do… Read more »

Reid Statement Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement today at a congressional ceremony in the U.S. Capitol to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Friday marks the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King: “During my time at George Washington law school, I worked as a Capitol police officer and in the House post office.  On that hot August day in 1963 when Dr. Martin Luther King led the March on Washington, I was there.  I may have been just one in a crowd of a quarter million that day, but when Dr. King stood in the shadow of the Great Emancipator and said ‘I have a dream,’ every one of us dreamed along with… Read more »

Reid Meets With Southern Nevada Military Officers Association Of America

Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid met today with Michael Cameron, President of the Southern Nevada chapter of Military Officers Association of America, to discuss issues affecting service members and their families, such as protecting veterans from unfair medical fee increases and benefit penalties. “I appreciate Michael taking the time to meet with me about the needs of service members and their families,” said Reid.  “Military benefits and health care are key issues, which is why I worked to pass legislation in the budget resolution to end the remaining five year phase-in period of concurrent receipt and allow all eligible disabled veterans to receive disability and retirement pay simultaneously.  Our veterans, those who are currently serving, and their families… Read more »

Ensign, Reid, Heller Announce Funds to Improve Infrastructure in Nye, Pershing

Washington, DC- Senators John Ensign and Harry Reid and Congressman Dean Heller today announced three grants totaling nearly $2.5 million for water and waste disposal improvement.  These grants were awarded to Nye and Pershing Counties through the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development.  “I am pleased that the USDA has awarded these grants to further the development of infrastructure in Nevada,” said Ensign.  “This money will help in the effort to modernize water and waste treatment in Nye and Pershing Counties.” “Water is such an important issue throughout the state of Nevada,” said Reid.  “This amount of money will go a long way toward improving water infrastructure in these counties.” “Providing rural Nevada with the necessary resources to build… Read more »

Reid And McConnell Statement On Senate Agreement On Housing Bill

Washington, DC— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement today, announcing an agreement in principle to address the housing crisis:  “Senior Senate Democrats and Republicans have reached an agreement in principle to strengthen the economy by addressing the nationwide foreclosure crisis. Getting to this point has required compromise by all sides. This is a solid, bipartisan start to keeping families facing foreclosure in their homes, helping other families avoid foreclosures in the future, and helping communities already harmed by foreclosure to recover.  “This package addresses the core issues of this crisis, including foreclosure mitigation, mortgage counseling, FHA modernization and homeowner tax credits, among other provisions. We hope to quickly come to a… Read more »

Reid Receives Award From American Legion

Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid was presented with the Nevada American Legion Award to recognize his leadership and tireless efforts to ensure that veterans receive the care they need and deserve.   “I am honored to receive this award from the Nevada American Legion,” said Reid. “For years, I have made it my mission to fight for the benefits our veterans, servicemen and women, and their families deserve. I am glad that Senate Democrats were able to provide the Veterans Administration with the largest budget in its history. I will continue to leverage my position as Majority Leader to ensure our veterans receive the retirement and health care benefits they were promised when they enlisted. It’s the right… Read more »