Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement regarding the 16th annual International Survivors of Suicide Day. Survivor Day allows people from around the world who have been affected by suicide loss to gather together and find comfort. In 1999, Senator Reid, a survivor of his father’s suicide, introduced a Senate resolution designating the Saturday before Thanksgiving as “National Survivors of Suicide Day.”
Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement today on Nevada’s October employment report. According to the Nevada State Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, the Nevada unemployment rate fell to 7.1% in October, down from 7.3% in September.
Today’s immigration announcement is great news for families in Nevada and across the country. Millions of families in our nation and thousands in Nevada will no longer have to live in fear of losing a loved one to deportation. The President’s executive action will not only keep families together, it will enforce our immigration laws in a way that protects our national security and public safety. It will strengthen our economy by creating new jobs and allowing these families to fully contribute to the only country they call home.
Today marks the 510th day that the House of Representatives has refused to address our broken immigration system. Here in the Senate, we passed a bipartisan immigration reform bill 73 weeks ago. We were able to pass comprehensive immigration legislation because Senate Democrats and some Republicans recognized that our immigration laws are failing the American people.
Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement in anticipation of President Obama’s trip to Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday. President Obama will hold an event at Del Sol High School and discuss the actions he is taking to fix our immigration system. Senator Reid will attend the event.
Senate Democrats are ready to legislate in good faith. But we need willing partners. The Republican Leader and his caucus will have to do more than just pay lip service to an open, bipartisan legislative process.
In working to craft a bipartisan bill, I expect that Senators on both sides will want to offer amendments. I want everyone to understand that I do not plan to fill the amendment tree… I hope that Democrats and Republicans will be able to come to agreements for votes on a reasonable number of amendments.
These horrific acts are a direct result of incitement and I call on the Palestinian leadership to condemn these attacks unequivocally. This butchery has no place in our modern world.
The Affordable Care Act is working. Americans who have enrolled in health plans through the Affordable Care Act are happy with their coverage. Here in my hand I have a Washington Post article that cites a recent Gallup survey of Americans with Obamacare coverage. The finding are encouraging. 74 percent of Obamacare enrollees rate their coverage as good or excellent. 75 percent say they are satisfied with the cost of their plans. That sounds like good news to me.
As the Senate Democrats said in their letter to President Obama, “Because House Republicans have not acted, we fully support your decision to use your well-established executive authority to improve as much of the immigration system as you can.” The Senate acted 507 days ago to fix our broken immigration system and passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill that reduces the deficit, unites families, strengthens our national security, and improves our economy.