Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today calling on Senate Republicans to schedule a floor vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as the next U.S. Attorney General as soon as possible.
“Our national security agencies – including Homeland Security – have protected us from attacks. How, then, are we 18 days away from a funding lapse at the Department of Homeland Security? And that number of 18 days is misleading. The Senate won’t even be here for 10 of those days. In reality we have a week to get avoid a Homeland Security shutdown.” “The Republicans have come to the conclusion that they’re far more afraid of these people, some of whom were here last week. They’re DREAMers. They dreamed of having a country that they could relate to. They came to America as babies. It’s the only country they even knew. They saluted the flag for many, many years…. Read more »
Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced today $8.6 million for Lake Mead as part of the Lower Colorado River Basin Drought Response Action Plan.
Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today on the January employment report. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economy added 257,000 jobs in January.
Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced today that the second phase of Ormat Technologies, Inc.’s McGinness Hills geothermal power plant located in Lander County, Nevada has begun commercial operation. In 2011, Senator Reid announced that Ormat finalized its $350 million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy (DOE) which supported the construction of the McGinness Hills project and put hundreds of Nevadans to work. This DOE loan came from Senator Reid’s efforts to secure funding for Nevada through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The loan guarantee program supported the construction of additional geothermal, solar, and transmission projects throughout Nevada that boosted the economy of the Silver State.
Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement regarding Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to the Capitol on September 24th. “I join my fellow congressional leaders in welcoming Pope Francis to the United States Capitol. Pope Francis is an inspiring leader whose papacy has been groundbreaking. As the first non-European pope in nearly 1,300 years he has repeatedly illustrated what it means to be a voice to the voiceless by fighting for the needs of the impoverished and the overlooked. His compassion is something we all aspire to. I look forward to meeting Pope Francis and hearing his message of inclusivity and love.”
We have all watched ISIS’ brutality. ISIS has swept across Iraq and Syria killing thousands and thousands of innocent people. Thirty hours ago, the brutality we thought reached its pinnacle got worse. ISIS showed the world that it put a Jordanian pilot in a cage, dumped flammable liquid over that cage, and then filmed that man being burned alive. That’s what we’re dealing with. Yet, here we are being forced by Republicans to have an entirely unnecessary debate about homeland security funding.
Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced today $692,433 from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for University of Nevada, Reno’s (UNR) farmer and rancher development program as part of USDA’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP).
Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement today in response to Republicans’ continued efforts to defund the Department of Homeland Security and deport DREAMers: “While ISIS is declaring they’re determined to ‘reach America,’ Republicans are playing politics with our national security. By refusing to bring a clean bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security to the floor, Republicans are saying that tearing apart families is more important to them than protecting the United States and keeping Americans safe. If my colleagues want to fix our broken immigration system, we are happy to have a debate. But we should not put our national security at risk in the meantime. “The House Republican funding bill would restart… Read more »
Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today after the Senate passed the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act.