Reid Statement On January Employment Report

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.

Reid Announces Phase 2 Of McGinness Hills Geothermal Power Plant Has Begun Commercial Operation

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.

Reid Statement On Pope Francis’ Upcoming Visit To The Capitol

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.”

Reid Remarks Calling On Senate Republicans To End Unnecessary Debate & Fund DHS

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.

Reid Announces $690,000 For University Of Nevada, Reno’s Farmer And Rancher Development

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).

Reid Statement On The Importance Of Passing A Clean DHS Funding Bill

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 »

Reid Remarks On Loretta Lynch, DHS and President Obama’s Budget

“Loretta Lynch, who has been nominated by the president to be Attorney General has been held up for longer than any nominee for attorney general in the last 30 or 40 years. It’s hard to comprehend.”   “Republicans are doing everything within their power to make sure homeland security is held hostage to matters that don’t relate to homeland security… Let’s not do what happened previously and shut down government. That’s the direction we’re headed, and that is really too bad.”   “I would hope rather than saying no to everything that the President does, that we should understand that our role, including Republican Senators, is to legislate. Legislation is the art of compromise.”   Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator… Read more »

Reid Opening Remarks On Importance Of Funding The Department Of Homeland Security

“The work of this Senate should be based upon what we’re able to do for the middle class. We are a constructive minority and we proved that last month. Take, for example, TRIA, terrorism risk insurance.” “Senator McCaskill said it  best, the Republicans are more afraid of the DREAMers than they are of ISIS. ISIS,  by the way,  has said they’re coming our way. Why should we be dealing with issues that have nothing to do with homeland security? We should pass a homeland security bill with no strings attached to it.”  “If my Republican colleagues have some problems with something the President has done on immigration, for example, hit it head on. Don’t hide behind Homeland Security. We need… Read more »