Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today after the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2015. The bill authorizes funding for the Department of Defense (DOD) and the national security programs of the Department of Energy (DOE)
This bill achieves many of our most important priorities: it puts the Affordable Care Act on secure financial footing for the first time in a long time. It gives our military the tools it needs to combat ISIS. It addresses the rape kit backlog, helping police and prosecutors prevent sexual assault. It increases funding for student loans. It ensures that the President’s executive action protecting families can move forward. And it provides funding to fight the Ebola epidemic
The Senate Democratic Steering Committee today announced Democratic Committee memberships for the 114th Congress, subject to ratification by the caucus and the Senate when the 114th Congress convenes in January.
Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement celebrating the reopening of the F Street on the Historic Westside.
Nevada Senator Harry Reid today welcomed Rabbi Mendel Cunin from Chabad of Northern Nevada and Rabbi Yosef Cunin from Chabad of California to his “Welcome to Washington” constituent breakfast to celebrate the beginning of Hanukkah.
This bundle of lands bills is good for America. It stretches from the shores of Alaska to the coasts of Maine. And it is especially important to my home state of Nevada. This package protects over 1 million acres of landscapes, watersheds, and historic treasures. It protects over 140 miles of wild and scenic rivers throughout our country. These land bills create nearly 250,000 acres of wilderness in five states—Colorado, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, and Washington.
Nevada Senator Harry Reid met today with long-time pen pal and DREAMer Astrid Silva to talk about how the President’s executive action will benefit millions of families across the country. Over 50,000 immigrants in Nevada are eligible for deferred action under President Obama’s recent action on immigration. By allowing these Nevadans to receive a temporary reprieve from deportation, it would lead to a $21 million increase in tax revenues for Nevada, over five years. Astrid Silva, who introduced the President in Las Vegas, will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday on the impact the executive action will have on families like hers in Nevada and across the country.
I have served alongside Senator Dianne Feinstein for 22 years. She has proven herself to be one of the most thoughtful and hard-working members in the history of this body. I am proud of her work as Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. We are here today because of her efforts. She has persevered and overcome obstacles to make this study available to the American people.
Senator Reid meets with Loretta Lynch, Nominee to be the next Attorney General of the United States Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid met with Loretta Lynch, nominee to be the next Attorney General of the United States. “Loretta Lynch is a strong choice to be the next Attorney General. As the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, she has a proven record as a tough prosecutor who put terrorists and other dangerous criminals behind bars. As Attorney General, I have no doubt that she will continue to be a principled and determined champion of equal justice on behalf of all Americans. “I look forward to her confirmation as the first African-American woman Attorney General of… Read more »
Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement after Jeffery M. Baran was confirmed to serve on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC):