“I won’t use too much time since we have a lot to do today. We worked for hours yesterday – into the late hours of the night – trying to secure an agreement to vote on the long-term government funding bill. Regrettably, a small group of Senate Republicans has determined that it is in their political interests to hold this legislation hostage.” “I remind everyone that at 12:00 a.m. midnight tonight, the United States government runs out of money.” “It doesn’t have to be this way. We can still come to an agreement and take care of this funding legislation right now.” Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today to discuss the importance of… Read more »
Now Bill Heads To President’s Desk To Be Signed Into Law Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included a major lands package that contains numerous benefits for Nevada. The lands provisions would designate approximately 22,650 acres as the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument in southern Nevada, designate approximately 75,000 acres of wilderness in Humboldt and Lyon Counties, expand the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, set aside lands for the expansion of Nevada institutions of higher education, expand Nellis Air force Base and make thousands of acres available for private development and job creation throughout the state. “I am pleased the Senate… Read more »
Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today after the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2015. The bill authorizes funding for the Department of Defense (DOD) and the national security programs of the Department of Energy (DOE)
This bill achieves many of our most important priorities: it puts the Affordable Care Act on secure financial footing for the first time in a long time. It gives our military the tools it needs to combat ISIS. It addresses the rape kit backlog, helping police and prosecutors prevent sexual assault. It increases funding for student loans. It ensures that the President’s executive action protecting families can move forward. And it provides funding to fight the Ebola epidemic
The Senate Democratic Steering Committee today announced Democratic Committee memberships for the 114th Congress, subject to ratification by the caucus and the Senate when the 114th Congress convenes in January.
Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement celebrating the reopening of the F Street on the Historic Westside.
Nevada Senator Harry Reid today welcomed Rabbi Mendel Cunin from Chabad of Northern Nevada and Rabbi Yosef Cunin from Chabad of California to his “Welcome to Washington” constituent breakfast to celebrate the beginning of Hanukkah.
This bundle of lands bills is good for America. It stretches from the shores of Alaska to the coasts of Maine. And it is especially important to my home state of Nevada. This package protects over 1 million acres of landscapes, watersheds, and historic treasures. It protects over 140 miles of wild and scenic rivers throughout our country. These land bills create nearly 250,000 acres of wilderness in five states—Colorado, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, and Washington.
Nevada Senator Harry Reid met today with long-time pen pal and DREAMer Astrid Silva to talk about how the President’s executive action will benefit millions of families across the country. Over 50,000 immigrants in Nevada are eligible for deferred action under President Obama’s recent action on immigration. By allowing these Nevadans to receive a temporary reprieve from deportation, it would lead to a $21 million increase in tax revenues for Nevada, over five years. Astrid Silva, who introduced the President in Las Vegas, will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday on the impact the executive action will have on families like hers in Nevada and across the country.
I have served alongside Senator Dianne Feinstein for 22 years. She has proven herself to be one of the most thoughtful and hard-working members in the history of this body. I am proud of her work as Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. We are here today because of her efforts. She has persevered and overcome obstacles to make this study available to the American people.