Reid Announces Over $1.8 Million To Protect Northern Nevada’s Water Supply

Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded over $1.8 million to the University of Nevada, Reno. This grant will be used to develop a framework for water management and supply within the Truckee – Carson River System.

Reid Statement On Republicans’ Refusal To Protect Women’s Health Care Decisions

Today, Senate Republicans blocked legislation that would have made it illegal for any company to deny their employees and dependents specific health benefits required by federal law, like birth control. Senate Republicans continue to demonstrate that they are out of touch with women across America.

Reid Statement On House Introduction Of Constitutional Amendment Taking Dark Money Out Of Politics

Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement today after House Democrats introduced a Constitutional amendment in the House of Representatives to get dark money out of our nation’s politics: “This amendment is about restoring the Constitutional principle of one American, one vote.  It’s hard to fathom why Republicans in Congress continue to defend the status quo. The flood of dark money into our political system is a grave threat to our democracy. I stand with House Democrats, and the American people, in rejecting the notion that money should give the Koch brothers, corporations or special interest groups a greater voice in government than American voters.”

Reid Statement On The Confirmation Of Cheryl LaFleur and Norman Bay to Serve On The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement today after the Senate confirmed Cheryl LaFleur and Norman Bay to be members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. “I am pleased the Senate confirmed both Cheryl LaFleur and Norman Bay to serve on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  These nominations are very importantand hold significant consequences.  Cheryl LaFleur will continue to serve as Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for nine months.  Following those nine months, Norman Bay will then assume the position of FERC Chairman. “Throughout Norman Bay’s tenure at FERC he has skillfully improved his department’s transparency and effectiveness and has successfully cracked down on energy market manipulation.  Mr. Bay has shown that he is… Read more »

Reid Remarks On House Republicans’ Politically-Motivated Lawsuit

At long last the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives has made a decision on its lawsuit against President Obama. For weeks, House Republicans have been broadcasting their intention to sue the President of the United States – they just didn’t know why. Now, after much thought and deliberation, they know why they’re suing: Obamacare.

Reid Statement On Administration’s Mid-Session Budget Review

“Although this is good news, we could reduce the deficit by about another trillion dollars if Speaker Boehner acted on the Senate-passed immigration reform legislation that has been sitting on his desk for over a year. But instead of acting to reduce our deficit and create jobs, Speaker Boehner and House Republicans are suing the President. This disgraceful stunt is a waste of the American taxpayers’ time and money.