Senate to Begin Debate on Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008

Washington, D.C.- Today, the Senate will begin debate on a bill intended to address Nevada’s housing crisis and help Nevadans avoid foreclosure. The Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008 will keep families facing foreclosure in their homes, help other families avoid foreclosures in the future, and help communities already harmed by foreclosure to recover. “America is facing a housing crisis, and nowhere are the effects seen more than in Nevada” said Reid.  “After spending the past two weeks with fellow Nevadans throughout the state, it is clear that we are all feeling the effects of a weakened economy, and more needs to be done to keep people in their homes.  That is why the Senate will begin debate this week on… Read more »

In Letter To McConnell, Reid Seeks Cooperation From GOP In Dealing With Housing Crisis

Washington, D.C.- Nevada Senator Harry Reid sent a letter to Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell today to ask for his cooperation in addressing the housing crisis.   Late last month, Senate Republicans blocked consideration of the Foreclosure Prevention Act which would keep families facing foreclosure in their homes, help other families avoid foreclosures in the future, and help communities already harmed by foreclosure to recover.   As the recent economic indicators continue to depict a struggling economy rocked by a wave of foreclosures, Democrats believe it is more important than ever for the Senate to take steps to prevent the crisis from spreading. Recent events have made it clear that the Federal Reserve and the Bush Administration are ready to… Read more »

Reid: Bush Leaving US Without Plan for Success in Iraq

Washington, D.C.- Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to President Bush’s speech on Iraq: “In today’s speech President Bush once again failed to give the American people a clear indication that we are any closer to an overall plan for success in Iraq than we were in any of the previous five years of this war.” “The President asserts that real progress has been made in Iraq, but if that were truly the case, then our troops would be coming home soon.” “In fact it appears there will be as many if not more U.S. troops in Iraq at the end of the year than there were before the surge began in 2007; and in… Read more »

Reid, Goodman Tour Downtown Redevelopment Projects

Las Vegas, NV- Nevada Senator Harry Reid and Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman toured downtown Las Vegas today to survey redevelopment projects currently underway, and discuss those planned for the future. “The process of revitalizing downtown Las Vegas is something I’m happy to be a part of,” said Reid.  “For those of us who have been here for a long time, like Mayor Goodman and I, the prospect of a vibrant, entertaining, and culturally-driven downtown area is very exciting.  A healthy and strong downtown will strengthen our economy, create more jobs and make the number one tourist destination in the world an even more exciting place for tourists to visit.” “Downtown is undergoing a transformation and I was glad to… Read more »

Reid Statement On 4,000th Military Death In Iraq

Washington, D.C.- Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement today on the 4,000th military death in the war in Iraq: “Today, as a grateful and grieving nation, we mourn the 4,000 servicemembers who have died in this war and honor their families who have sacrificed so much in service to this nation. The 4,000th death is no less regrettable than the 3,999 before it or any that may yet come; it is but the latest reminder that we still owe our nation’s bravest men and women a strategy to redeploy them from an endless civil war and make America more secure. “Last week we began the sixth year of this costly war and last month we began the second… Read more »

Reid Meets With American Institute Of Architects

Nevada Senator Harry Reid met today with the Nevada chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). During the meeting, Randy Lavigne, executive director of the Nevada AIA, presented Reid with the chapter’s Livable Communities Award in recognition of his work to make Nevada a leader in the development of renewable energy. The Nevada AIA adopted a platform last fall to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. In addition, the AIA strongly supports green-building standards and building efficiency codes.   “It is a great honor to receive the Nevada AIA’s Livable Communities Award,” said Reid. “This organization shares my vision for making the Silver State a leader in the renewable energy revolution. I commend them for their hard work and dedication… Read more »

Reid Statement On The 5th Anniversary Of The Iraq War

Las Vegas, NV- Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement today on the 4,000th military death in the war in Iraq: “Today, as a grateful and grieving nation, we mourn the 4,000 servicemembers who have died in this war and honor their families who have sacrificed so much in service to this nation. The 4,000th death is no less regrettable than the 3,999 before it or any that may yet come; it is but the latest reminder that we still owe our nation’s bravest men and women a strategy to redeploy them from an endless civil war and make America more secure. “Last week we began the sixth year of this costly war and last month we began the… Read more »

Reid Delivers Address on Foreclosure Crisis

 Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Senator Harry Reid delivered the keynote address to members of the Nevada chapter of National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals.   Reid’s remarks focused on the foreclosure crisis and its effects on our economy and Nevada’s working families. “Nevada has one of the highest foreclosure rates in the nation.  In Las Vegas alone it has jumped an astonishing 200 percent,” said Reid.  “I am doing everything I can here in Nevada and back in Washington to bring an end to the crisis so we can stabilize our economy and keep working families in their homes.  We’ve made some good progress but there is still more to be done.”   Reid helped secure $180 million… Read more »

Reid: Going Into War's Sixth Year, Iraq's Leaders Have Yet To Deliver

Las Vegas, NV— Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement today ahead of the fifth anniversary of start of the war in Iraq: “As we mark this week the start of the sixth year of the Iraq war, we are proud of the warriors who have fought hard to reduce violence in Iraq in recent months.  But America is not secure and the costs and consequences of the war continue to mount. Al Qaeda is stronger than it has ever been since 9/11, Osama bin Laden remains at large, the readiness of our Army and Marine Corps is at its lowest levels since Vietnam, and trends in Afghanistan are deeply troubling. And at the end of the surge this… Read more »

Reid: Cheney's Current View Of Iraq War Echoes His Previous Mistaken Assessments

Washington, D.C.- Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to comments made by Vice President Cheney that the Iraq war has been a “successful endeavor” that is “well worth the effort”:  “The Vice President’s remarks today minimizing the costs and consequences of the Administration’s Iraq strategy are reminiscent of his comments five years ago that we would be greeted as liberators and his comments three years ago that the insurgency was in its last throes. It would be far better if the Vice President would explain how his Administration intends to use its final months to find Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda’s senior leadership – neither of whom are in Iraq – as well as… Read more »