Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today on the passage of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA): “The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act has provided Las Vegas and cities across our nation financial security for years. This program is an absolute necessity in order to allow American cities to continue to build and expand their infrastructure. The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act has my full support. “Last Congress we were ready to pass this emergency legislation in a bipartisan fashion. Unfortunately, due to one Republican Senator’s unnecessary hold, we were unable to do so. Because of that hold, cities across America were burdened with needless economic uncertainty and risk. I am glad that with today’s renewal of… Read more »
Senator Barbara Boxer is one of the finest public officials the state of California has seen. Her efforts to combat climate change and ensure we have clean air and clean water will be remembered long past her retirement.
As some already know, I had a mishap in my home last week while exercising. As a result, I sustained several broken bones in my face and ribs. As bad as that sounds, I am doing well and recovering quickly. I regret that I am not on the Senate floor to make these remarks in person, but my doctors have urged caution and ordered me to stay home while I recuperate. I thank my friend, the Assistant Democratic Leader, for delivering my remarks today.
I am proud to stand with Senator Feinstein and forty-two of my Senate Democratic colleagues in defense of one of the founding principles of our country – equal justice under the law. Gay and lesbian couples deserve a Congress that will afford them the same rights as straight couples and I hope Senate Republicans will work with Democrats to pass this important bill and repeal DOMA
Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement congratulating California and Governor Jerry Brown on the groundbreaking of California’s high-speed rail system. Work on the first leg of the system begins today in Fresno, California. Once completed this train will connect Los Angeles to San Francisco. Senator Reid strongly supports XpressWest, a high speed train that will allow passengers to travel from Las Vegas to Victorville in as little as 84 minutes.
Senator Reid is in Washington but on orders from his doctors he will not come into the office so that his injuries can continue to heal. He has been diagnosed with broken bones in his face and three broken ribs, as well as a concussion. Despite his injuries, he has been working every day, holding meetings with fellow Senators and staff. Senator Reid has spoken with President Obama multiple times since his injury and will continue to keep a busy schedule in the coming days.
“Today, the flags above the United States Capitol will be lowered in remembrance of the courageous life and distinguished career of Senator Edward Brooke…”
“Senator Reid has been discharged from the University Medical Center hospital in Las Vegas and is headed to his home in Henderson…”
Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced today the opening of a new VA outreach clinic in Laughlin, NV by early March 2015. Construction of the clinic was recently completed and VA Southern Nevada Healthcare system is in the process of activating the clinic.
“On Thursday, Senator Reid received treatment at University Medical Center in Las Vegas for injuries sustained in an accident he suffered while exercising at home in Henderson…”