Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced today a $185,283 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for an environmental study on Pahrump Airport. The environmental study funded by this grant is phase 3 of 4 for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) needed to construct the Pahrump Airport. The EIS will evaluate the potential environmental effects from the construction of the airport. The EIS is required by the National Environmental Policy Act.
Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced today a grant totaling $1,728,194 for the Boulder City Hospital. The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development fund. These funds will be used to purchase equipment and software to transition the hospital from a manual health records system to an Electronic Health Records (EHR) system.
Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today after President Obama announced that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will be stepping down: “Eric Holder has served the American people with distinction. As a prosecutor, advocate for civil rights and the first African-American Attorney General, he has championed issues of social justice, greater equality for communities of color and the LGBT community and defended the right of every American to vote. One of his lasting legacies at the Department of Justice will be his determined effort to address issues affecting the civil rights of all Americans. He has been dedicated in his service to our country and I wish him well. “It is my hope that my… Read more »
Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced today a Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant of $53,475 from the National Park Service for the Beaver Dam State Park Burned Area Rehabilitation. This funding will be used for soil stabilization, rehabilitation, and re-vegetation of 899.98 acres of burned land at Beaver Dam State Park. “Beaver Dam State Park showcases the amazing landscapes Nevada has to offer, so I am thankful that the National Park Service has provided Beaver Dam with over $53,000 for the rehabilitation of burned land,” said Reid. “As Nevada grows we must continue to keep a diligent eye on protecting the Silver State’s incredible public lands. I remain committed to maintaining public lands throughout Nevada so… Read more »
Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid today announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley, NV a grant for $700,845. This grant will cover 100% of the costs for an expansion of the cemetery and the funds will be used to construct roads, columbaria, landscaping, and necessary supporting infrastructure. In total, the expansion will develop approximately 3 acres for the cemetery. “I thank Secretary McDonald and the Department of Veterans Affairs for this important grant,” said Reid. “The Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery is the only one of its kind for over 100 miles. Expanding and improving this cemetery is necessary in order to allow it to continue to be… Read more »
Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today in recognition of Rosh Hashnah
Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today on airstrikes in Syria. Senator Reid was informed of the airstrikes by President Obama on Monday
“I applaud today’s announcement by Treasury Secretary Lew outlining steps the Treasury can and will take to curb the worrisome trend in corporate inversions…”
Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement today on Nevada’s August employment report. According to the Nevada State Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, the Nevada unemployment rate fell to 7.6%. “Today’s employment report shows signs of continued economic progress for the Silver State. Employment growth in Nevada has been positive now for the past 44 months. Despite this good trend, we cannot stop in our work to bring jobs to Nevada. Compared to other states, our unemployment rate is far too high. “Nevada has come a long way since the recession hit. Since last August alone, the unemployment rate has dropped 2.2 percent. However, there are still too many Nevadans looking for work. In the… Read more »
Washington D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid today announced a $70 million grant for Fulcrum BioEnergy’s Sierra BioFuels Plant that will be located in Storey County, Nevada. This grant comes from the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Advanced Drop-in Biofuels Production Project. Today’s award follows the September 4th announcement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at the National Clean Energy Summit that the Department of Agriculture had finalized a $105 million loan guarantee for the Sierra BioFuels plant. “Clean energy must be a component of our national security strategy and this investment in Nevada will help to reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign sources of energy,” said Reid. “This investment will help put America on the leading edge of clean biofuels production… Read more »