Reid, Housing Industry Leaders And Agencies Meet To Discuss Nevada Housing Crisis

Reno, NV – Today U.S. Senator Harry Reid of Nevada met with state, federal, and agency leaders to help discuss ways they can work together to help Nevadans with foreclosure problems. “For one week of spending on the Iraq war, roughly $2.3 billion, the federal government could provide housing counseling agencies the resources they need to help 1.7 million families, or about the number ARM resets we expect in the next 14 months,” said Reid. “Less than one day’s spending in Iraq could help save 130,000 families from losing their homes.  I will continue working with state, federal, and agency partnerships to identify ways to help Nevadans.” At the federal level Reid will increase funding for foreclosure prevention.  Currently there… Read more »

Reid Speaks At C.A.V.E. Dedication

Reno, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Harry Reid of Nevada spoke about a new technology that can help military and environmental research at the dedication of the Computational Research and Visualization Building, or C.A.V.E., at the Desert Research Institute.  “The C.A.V.E. at the Desert Research Institute will provide scientists and researchers with the perspective needed to work on some of the most advanced experiments ever conceived, and it will all take place in Nevada,” said Reid. “I am happy that I was able to secure funding for this magnificent piece of technology.” The C.A.V.E. is an advanced piece of visualization equipment that will give scientists the capability to create 3-D projections of anything, large or small, simple or complex.  3-D… Read more »

Reid Statement Congratulating Army's Top Soldier, Specialist Heyz T. Seeker Of Las Vegas

 Provo, UT – U.S. Senator Harry Reid of Nevada made the following remarks congratulating Specialist Heyt T. Seeker of Las Vegas for being recognized with the Army’s Top Soldier award.   “I congratulate, Specialist Seeker, for being named the Army’s Top Soldier,” said Reid. “While I am proud of all of our men and women in uniform, Specialist Seeker’s exemplary service honors the country and honors Nevada.”   Specialist Seeker was selected as the best of 26 competitors after a fierce battery of physical and mental tests.  The results were based on Specialist Seeker’s performance in simulated urban combat drills, battle drills, physical fitness tests, and written examinations.

Reid Statement On Retirement Of U.S. Senator Pete Domenici

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada made the following statement following the announcement by U.S. Senator Pete Domenici of his retirement from the U.S. Senate next year: “Senator Domenici is a friend with whom I have been proud to work in the Senate for a long time.  He has served the people of New Mexico and the U.S. Senate honorably, and his mark on both his state and this body will endure long after he retires.”

Reid Hails Passage Of Defense Appropriations Bill

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Harry Reid of Nevada applauded the passage of the Defense Appropriations bill.  The Senate Majority Leader was able to help direct more than $93 million to Nevada for a variety of high-tech programs being developed by the military, UNR, Desert Research Institute, UNLV, and the state’s private sector.   “This bill, which is so good for Nevada, is the product of Democrats and Republicans working together, said Reid.  “I’m pleased that Senator Ensign and I were able to work together to include funding for some of these vital Nevada projects.”   In addition to funding the high-tech programs being developed, the bill supports a provision to allocate $150 million for the Department of Defense Breast… Read more »

Reid Applauds Legislation That Brings Air America Employees One Step Closer To Full Retirement Benefits

Washington D.C. – U.S. Senator Harry Reid of Nevada hailed the passage of the 2008 Intelligence Authorization Bill that has a provision that brings Air America employees one step closer to receiving federal civil service benefits for their service to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s. “By including this measure in the Intelligence Authorization bill, we are making sure that those who served this country with honor get the retirement benefits they deserve,” said Reid. Air America was a company that had been acquired by the CIA in 1950 and which flew missions for the CIA into the 1970′s.  For some years, former employees of Air America and related companies have sought to obtain federal… Read more »

Reid: President Bush Turns His Back On America's Children In Vetoing Health Care Program

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada made the following statement today after President Bush vetoed the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007:   “Never has it been clearer how detached President Bush is from the priorities of the American people.  By vetoing a bipartisan bill to renew the successful Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), President Bush is denying health care to millions of low-income kids in America.    “Congress will fight hard to override President Bush’s heartless veto.  Not only is this a critical program – one that will improve the lives of 6.6 million low-income children currently in CHIP and provide health insurance to 4 million more – but the vast majority of the American… Read more »

Reid: Passage Of DOD Bill Keeps Our Promise To Veterans, Support The Troops

Washington D.C. – U.S. Senator Harry Reid of Nevada hailed passage of the Defense Department Authorization bill.  The bill includes the Concurrent Receipt for Unemployable Veterans Act and the Combat-Related Special Compensation Act, two important pieces of legislation that ensure veterans receive the retirement benefits and health care they were promised when they enlisted.   “For years, I have been fighting for benefits for disabled veterans,” said Reid.  “Our men and women in uniform put their lives on the line for our country and they, along with other veterans, deserve to be taken care of.  This bill keeps our promise to veterans and supports our troops.  I applaud the Senate for passing this important measure.” Reid’s Concurrent Receipt legislation will… Read more »

Reid, Ensign Announce More Than $21 Million For Disaster And Emergency Management Training And Response

Washington D.C. – U.S. Senators Harry Reid and John Ensign of Nevada announced five grants, totaling more than $21 million, to help train and equip emergency responders in Nevada.    “This is good news for Nevada,” said Reid. “We all know that Las Vegas and Reno are potential targets for terrorists, so it is critical that our first responders have the training and equipment they need to deal with any scenario.”   “These resources will help ensure the safety of Nevadans in a time of crisis,” said Ensign. “We must make certain that all levels of government, especially first responders, are trained to protect residents during an emergency.” St. Rose de Lima Hospital, St. Rose San Martin Hospital and St…. Read more »

Reid Announces Grant For New Masters Degree Program At UNLV

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada announced a grant from the Department of Homeland Security to fund an all new Masters Degree program at the Greenspun School of Public Affairs on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas.  $442,776 will be awarded to the UNLV Department of Public Administration to create a new Masters of Science Degree in Crisis and Emergency Management. The money will come from the Department of Homeland Security’s “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Career Development Grant program,” a program expressly designed to advance careers in the Homeland Security field.  “I’m really glad to see that the Homeland Security Department has awarded UNLV this grant,” said Reid. “This is something I’ve worked… Read more »