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.
“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.
“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.
Nevada Senator Harry Reid and members of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) met on Thursday in Reid’s Washington, D.C. office. They discussed how to promote economic development and create jobs in Nevada.
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.
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.
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.
“I remain greatly concerned about the situation at the VA,” said Senator Reid. “A change of leadership at the VA will not solve the systemic problems within the agency…”
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.
Today, Senate Republicans blocked legislation that would have made it illegal for any company to deny their employees and dependents specific health benefits required by federal law, like birth control. Senate Republicans continue to demonstrate that they are out of touch with women across America.