Reid Remarks On The Safe Return Of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl

The integrity of American soldiers safeguards our democracy. Their devotion to duty, even in the face of difficult, trying circumstances, is what protects this nation. I’m thankful that the members of the U.S. Armed Forces do not compromise their honor. This past weekend, our military refused to abandon its duty, instead fulfilling its obligation to never leave a soldier behind. The release of American prisoner-of-war, Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, was the culmination of heroic efforts by our military, our government, and our President. President Obama, as Commander-in-Chief, acted honorably in helping an American soldier return home to his family. Sergeant Bergdahl’s release is an answer to many Americans’ prayers. I can’t imagine how relieved his parents and family must feel.

Testimony By Senator Reid In Favor Of A Constitutional Amendment To Get Dark Money Out Of Politics

At Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Reid says “we sit here today faced with a simple choice: we can keep the status quo… or we can work together to change the system” Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid testified at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in favor of a Constitutional amendment to get dark money out of our nation’s political system. Below is his testimony as prepared for delivery Chairman Leahy, Ranking Member Grassley, and members of the committee, thank you for allowing me to be here today. I am here because the flood of dark money into our nation’s political system poses the greatest threat to our democracy that I have witnessed during my time in public service. The… Read more »

Reid Remarks On Improving Veterans’ Health Care

Our esteemed colleague, the Chairman of the Budget Committee, Senator Patty Murray has said that, “Caring for our veterans is the duty of a grateful nation.” I have no doubt that every member of this body agrees with that sentiment. But there is a big difference between nodding one’s head in approval, and actually doing something to take care of our veterans. Chairman of the Senate Veterans Committee, Senator Bernie Sanders, is doing something to help our veterans. Senator Sanders is introducing a bill to ensure that American veterans are getting the care they need. This legislation allows veterans facing long delays in health care to seek care outside of the VA, at private doctors’ offices, community health centers, or military bases.

Reid Statement On LGBT Pride Month

“During LGBT Pride Month, we reflect upon the hard won victories for equality nationwide and rededicate ourselves to the principle that discrimination has no place in America. During my time as Majority Leader, I have worked on legislation with the LGBT community, such as repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and securing passage of the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act.

Reid Statement On Administration Announcement Of EPA Clean Power Plan

Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the ‘Clean Power Plan’ to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants: “The EPA’s proposed plan is a crucial step towards improving the efficiency of our nations power grid, investing in clean energy and reducing pollution. The proposal grants states flexibility while making important progress on avoiding the terrible costs of carbon pollution on our nation’s economy, the health of our citizens, and the sustainability of our planet. “Since 2010, Nevada has seen investments of over $5.5 billion in clean energy generation and infrastructure. These investments have created thousands of jobs and provided a much needed boost to our state’s economy…. Read more »

Reid Statement On The Taliban’s Release Of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl

Today is a great day for the United States of America. The safe return of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl is an answer to the prayers of the Bergdahl family and a powerful reinforcement of our nation’s commitment to leave no service member behind.