Instead of voting on the Senate’s bipartisan bill to secure our border and fix our broken immigration system, House Republicans voted once again to deport DREAMers and their families. I will not bring this bill up for a vote in the Senate since it tears families apart while doing nothing to fix the real problems we face.
“The events in Ferguson, Missouri and Staten Island, New York are very troubling. I believe there is one fact we can all agree on: neither of these men deserved to die…”
Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid met today with members of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce to discuss increasing economic development and creating jobs in Southern Nevada.
“World AIDS Day reminds us to take a moment to remember the lives lost to AIDS. It is also a time where we rededicate ourselves to finding a cure…”
For many families across America, this Thanksgiving was particularly special. Because of President Obama’s recent executive actions, many immigrant families celebrated the holiday for the first time without the threat of deportation. Instead of staying in the shadows, they openly gave thanks for the blessings of family and America. Instead of looking over their shoulder, they delighted in spending time with their loved ones.
What President Obama did needed to be done.
Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today after President Obama announced that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will be stepping down
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.