Reid Statement On Iraq

“I support President Obama’s decision to send humanitarian air drops to the thousands of stranded Iraqi civilians who have been forced to flee their homes and are at risk of dying. I also support the President’s decision to launch air strikes as long as no combat forces are on the ground. These air strikes are the correct action for our national security, they will protect American interests and save lives in Iraq.

“I look forward to the Administration’s continued close consultations with Congress.”

Reid Announces $2.5 Million For Early Head Start Programs In Nevada

Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced today a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services for $2,559,327 to the University of Nevada, Reno in order to expand Early Head Start projects in Nevada.

Reid Announces $300,000 For Suicide Prevention

Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced today $300,462 from the National Institute of Mental Health to study suicide prevention. This grant will be delivered to the University of Nevada, Reno to develop a project entitled, “Feasibility of Adaptive Treatments for Suicidal College Students: a SMART Design.” This research project will examine the efficiency of different approaches and interventions that college counseling centers take to address suicidality in students. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people age 10 to 24.

Reid Statement On Major General Harold J. Greene

I’m deeply saddened by the coldblooded killing of an American hero today. General Greene was a father and patriot who served his country with great honor and distinction. In his thirty years of dedicated service to the Army, General Greene ensured that our troops had the resources necessary to get the job done and the best equipment available so they could protect our country.

Reid, Horsford Announce Pahrump Veterans Clinic Project Moves Forward

“Today, Senator Harry Reid and Representative Steven Horsford (NV-4) announced that newly confirmed Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald has signed off on relevant paperwork to begin the permitting process for the construction of a Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Pahrump, Nevada.”

Reid Announces $6.5 Million To Expand Housing Opportunities In Southern Nevada

Nevada Senator Harry Reid today announced a series of grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development totaling more than $6.5 million to expand housing opportunities in Las Vegas. The Community Development Block Grant for $4,624,463 will help develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate income persons. The Emergency Solutions Grant for $363,397 will provide funding to engage homeless individuals and families living on the street, improve the number and quality of emergency shelters, provide essential services to shelter residents, rapidly re-house homeless individuals and families, and prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless. The HOME Grant for $1,594,532 will expand the supply of decent, affordable housing to low and very low-income families by funding housing programs that meet local needs and priorities.

Reid Remarks On Passage Of Emergency Funding For Israel’s Iron Dome Defense System

I am glad that we have been able to respond to Secretary Hagel’s request for $225 million in emergency funding so that Israel can replenish the Iron Dome system. I regret that Republican Senators rebuffed our consent requests on Iron Dome 3 times last night. But we fought for what’s right and passed the bill.

Reid Statement On July Employment Report

Today’s report shows that our economy continues to strengthen. However, there are still far too many middle class Nevadans and Americans struggling to find a job and make ends meet. Congress must act to ensure a fair shot for all Americans by creating jobs and strengthening the middle class. But rather than focus on job creation, House Republicans have voted to sue the President. Senate Republicans have blocked votes to raise the minimum wage, ensure equal pay for women, and make college more affordable for middle class families.

Reid Statement On Passage Of VA Reform Bill

Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today after the Senate passed the bipartisan  VA reform bill by a vote of 91 to 3:  “This week the Senate has taken strong action to get the Veterans Affairs Administration back on track. The Senate confirmed Secretary McDonald earlier this week. And today Congress has given him the necessary tools to get the job done. Veterans will soon be able to see a doctor more quickly, and Secretary McDonald will be able to hold senior officials responsible for poor job performance. “More still needs to be done to keep our veterans from falling through the cracks. I will continue to work to ensure that veterans in Nevada, and… Read more »

Reid Statement On Republicans Blocking The Emergency Supplemental Funding Legislation

I am deeply disappointed that Senate Republicans blocked the Emergency Supplemental Funding legislation introduced by Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski. Once again, Republicans have demonstrated that they are more interested in playing partisan politics and holding innocent children ransom than doing what is right for our country. This legislation would have provided necessary resources to address the urgent humanitarian crisis created by the thousands of children fleeing the terrible violence in Central America.