“It is hard to think that the scenes unfolding in Ferguson are taking place in an American city in the year 2014. The nation’s eyes are on the city of Ferguson and we will be watching closely. The public deserves a full disclosure of the facts surrounding the heartbreaking death of Michael Brown and the events that followed. Every community in America deserves equal justice and equal protection under the law.”
Nevada Senator Harry Reid today announced a $435,616 grant to the Nevada Department of Education from the United States Department of Education. This grant will expand access to Advanced Placement classes and tests for low and middle income students across Nevada.
Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced today that the FAA awarded Nevada airports eleven FAA grants totaling $9,104,992 including two grants for the Reno/Tahoe International Airport totaling $1,909,247. These eleven grants will provide for necessary construction updates and equipment repairs at the Alamo Landing Field, the Boulder City Municipal Airport, the Reno/Stead Airport, the Austin Airport, the Elko Regional Airport, the Wells Municipal Airport, the Eureka Airport, the Mesquite Airport, the Hawthorne Industrial Airport, and the Reno/Tahoe International Airport.
“I support President Obama’s decision to send humanitarian air drops to the thousands of stranded Iraqi civilians who have been forced to flee their homes and are at risk of dying. I also support the President’s decision to launch air strikes as long as no combat forces are on the ground. These air strikes are the correct action for our national security, they will protect American interests and save lives in Iraq.
“I look forward to the Administration’s continued close consultations with Congress.”
Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced today a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services for $2,559,327 to the University of Nevada, Reno in order to expand Early Head Start projects in Nevada.
Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced today $300,462 from the National Institute of Mental Health to study suicide prevention. This grant will be delivered to the University of Nevada, Reno to develop a project entitled, “Feasibility of Adaptive Treatments for Suicidal College Students: a SMART Design.” This research project will examine the efficiency of different approaches and interventions that college counseling centers take to address suicidality in students. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people age 10 to 24.
I’m deeply saddened by the coldblooded killing of an American hero today. General Greene was a father and patriot who served his country with great honor and distinction. In his thirty years of dedicated service to the Army, General Greene ensured that our troops had the resources necessary to get the job done and the best equipment available so they could protect our country.
“Today, Senator Harry Reid and Representative Steven Horsford (NV-4) announced that newly confirmed Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald has signed off on relevant paperwork to begin the permitting process for the construction of a Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Pahrump, Nevada.”
Nevada Senator Harry Reid today announced a series of grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development totaling more than $6.5 million to expand housing opportunities in Las Vegas. The Community Development Block Grant for $4,624,463 will help develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate income persons. The Emergency Solutions Grant for $363,397 will provide funding to engage homeless individuals and families living on the street, improve the number and quality of emergency shelters, provide essential services to shelter residents, rapidly re-house homeless individuals and families, and prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless. The HOME Grant for $1,594,532 will expand the supply of decent, affordable housing to low and very low-income families by funding housing programs that meet local needs and priorities.
I am glad that we have been able to respond to Secretary Hagel’s request for $225 million in emergency funding so that Israel can replenish the Iron Dome system. I regret that Republican Senators rebuffed our consent requests on Iron Dome 3 times last night. But we fought for what’s right and passed the bill.