Reid Remarks On Protecting American Jobs

Over the past several months Americans have heard Senate Democrats speak at length about giving working families a fair shot. What do we mean when we say that? A fair shot is about making sure Americans have good jobs. It’s about ensuring that workers receive fair, livable wages, so they can put a roof over their children’s heads and food on the table. A fair shot is the idea that each hard-working American deserves an opportunity to achieve a measure of prosperity. But it all begins with jobs.

Reid Remarks On The Humanitarian Crisis Facing The Southern Border

We are facing a humanitarian crisis at our southern border. Thousands of migrants, mainly children, have fled to our border and to other countries in the region to escape the growing violence in Central America. Most of these children come from three countries – Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala – where crime and lawlessness have overrun the people.

Reid Statement On President Obama’s Executive Order Protecting LGBT Federal Workers

“President Obama’s action is a strong first step to protect LGBT Americans from discrimination in the federal workplace. This Executive Order will protect 11 million lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans. It puts in place critical protections that most Fortune 500 companies already have for their employees and it ensures that federal contractors attract, hire, and retain a diverse and talented workforce.

Reid Statement On Nevada’s June Employment Report

“It is good news to see our state’s unemployment situation continue to improve. Employment growth in Nevada has been positive for the past 42 months and I am encouraged by our progress. However, to continue this growth we must keep bringing jobs to Nevada. In the Senate, I will continue to push for legislation benefiting Nevada’s economy, like the 2012 transportation bill. With this bill we successfully brought thousands of jobs back to Nevada with the creation of Interstate 11. I also will not give up on comprehensive immigration reform.

Reid Remarks On Republican Obstruction Of Ambassador Nominations Critical To U.S. Interests Abroad

The United States has a long history of putting exceptional statesmen in Ambassador posts around the world. The Republican Leader and I recently attended the funeral of Howard Baker, a former Senate Majority Leader and Senator from Tennessee. He was the American Ambassador to Japan. What about Thomas Jefferson? We all know that he was a brilliant writer and incredibly smart. Thomas Jefferson served as Ambassador to France. John Adams was our Ambassador to England. These men have set the standard for how important Ambassadors are to this nation. Our national security depends on the qualified men and women who serve as Ambassadors throughout the world. These Ambassadors are America’s front lines, fighting to defend our interests abroad – our security interests, our national interests, and our economic interests.

Reid Remarks On Republicans Playing Games Over Border Humanitarian Crisis

Over the past two weeks, poker players have flocked to Las Vegas for the annual World Series of Poker’s, the most prestigious high-stakes tournament in the world. 2,400 miles away from Las Vegas, here in Washington, D.C., some Senate Republicans are playing a high-stakes game of their own with a humanitarian crisis. But instead of poker chips, they’re using children.

Reid Announces Over $24,000 To Pahrump Valley Fire Rescue Service

Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced today a $24,750 grant for the Pahrump Valley Fire Rescue Service which will help increase the Fire Rescue Service’s ability to protect the health and safety of the residents of Pahrump.

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.