Reid Remarks On Violence In Iraq

Over the past several days, the world has watched in horror as the terrorist organization ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, has swept across Iraq, murdering and pillaging. The group is now positioned outside of Baghdad, and threatens to unleash its violent extremism on the Iraqi capital. There is no question that ISIS poses a real threat to Iraq and the surrounding region.

Reid Remarks On The Importance of Appropriations Legislation

Today we hope to begin work on three very important appropriations bills. These bills are significant because they provide our government with the resources it needs to serve the American people.

Reid Remarks On The 2014 World Cup

Tonight the United States men’s soccer team will play Ghana in its first game of the 2014 World Cup. The World Cup is special. Much like the Olympic Games every four years, Americans from all walks of life and all backgrounds will watch together in support of our nation’s soccer team. But our support for Team USA comes from more than just athletics. It’s more than just competition and “us-vs-them.” I think we see a bit of ourselves in the team. I believe our unique connection to the U.S. men’s soccer players stems from the team’s composition. The roster is a reflection of America itself – its diversity, its unity. It is a reflection of us.

Reid Statement On Passage Of Bipartisan VA Legislation

“Today, the Senate acted to ensure that our nation’s veterans receive the care they deserve. This bipartisan legislation starts the process of fixing the VA by holding officials manipulating the system accountable, expanding access to quality health care, and giving the VA the authority to hire more doctors and nurses to decrease wait times…”

Reid Remarks Calling On Senate Republicans To Support The Bank On Students Emergency Loan Refinance Act

In America today, millions of Americans are caught in financial quicksand, and they are looking for a helping hand to pull them to safety. More than 40 million Americans have outstanding student loans. As their college debt mounts, they sink more and more into financial hardship. These Americans try their best to make good on their students loans, working multiple jobs and pinching pennies. But even the slightest hiccup can plunge them into financial ruin.