NRC Report Acknowledges That DOE Lacks Water And Land For Yucca Mountain

Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after the Nuclear Regulatory Commission released their latest report on Yucca Mountain. “The latest study released by the NRC acknowledges one of the major weaknesses of the effort to resurrect Yucca Mountain: the federal government does not have the water it needs nor control of the land necessary to build a nuclear waste dump in Nevada. “The State of Nevada long ago refused to grant the federal government water rights necessary for the Yucca Mountain project.  Additionally, a federal Court blocked the Bush Administration’s Energy Department’s efforts to do an “end-run” to force Nevada to turn the state’s water over to the federal government over its strong objections…. Read more »

Reid Announces New Electricity Allocations From Hoover Dam

Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced today Nevada will receive new electricity allocations from Hoover Dam as a result of the Hoover Power Allocation Act. Senator Reid first introduced this legislation in 2009 and reintroduced it in 2011, the year it was passed and signed into law.  This law ensures that clean, renewable electricity from Hoover Dam will continue to power Nevada through 2067. “This news means that Nevada’s oldest renewable energy project will deliver a new round of benefits to the Silver State,” Reid said. “The benefits from this announcement are the result of years of work to pass the Hoover Power Allocation Act, and I was proud to join President Obama in 2011 when my… Read more »

Reid Announces Appointment Of Washoe County Sheriff Mike Haley For The Public Safety Officer Medal Of Valor Review Board

Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced today the appointment of Sheriff Mike Haley to the Public Safety Officer Medal Of Valor Review Board. The Public Safety Officer Medal Act was created by Congress to honor acts of heroism and bravery for first responders including police officers, fire officers, and EMS personnel. A federal review board recommends candidates to the Attorney General for this prestigious award.  Since 2003, the Department of Justice has awarded more than 78 medals to deserving candidates.  Sheriff Haley will help select candidates for this award. “Each day our first responders put their lives on the line to protect the public, and no one that understands this better than a leader like Sheriff Mike… Read more »

Reid Statement on PUC Decision on Moapa Solar Project

Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement after the Public Utilities Commission again rejected a new proposal to build a solar project on the Moapa Paiute Indian Reservation

Reid Statement On Importance Of Passing Terrorism Risk Insurance Act In 114th Congress

Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today on the critical importance of passing the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) after Senator Coburn and other Senate Republicans blocked the Senate from passing this crucial legislation in the 113th Congress

Reid Statement On President Obama’s Announcement On Cuba Policy

I support President Obama’s decision for the United States to start a new chapter in our relationship with Cuba. It begins with the return of Alan Gross, held captive for five years by the Cuban government. I am so pleased Alan is home. I remain concerned about human rights and political freedom inside Cuba, but I support moving forward toward a new path with Cuba.

Reid Announces $51.3 Million For Naval Air Station Fallon

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid hailed today the $51.3 million dollars that is provided for Naval Air Station Fallon in Nevada in the Fiscal Year 2015 Government Funding legislation. This funding is a portion of the over $110 million for new and upgraded facilities and maintenance at Nevada’s military installations.

Reid Announces $53.9 Million For Nellis Air Force Base

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid hailed today the $53.9 million dollars that is provided for Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada in the Fiscal Year 2015 Government Funding legislation. This funding is a portion of the over $110 million for new and upgraded facilities and maintenance at Nevada’s military installations.

Reid Delivers for Nevada in Lame Duck Session

As the 113th Congress comes to a close, Senator Reid ended a successful lame duck session by delivering on a number of priorities to grow Nevada’s economy as we continue our recovery. From ensuring Yucca Mountain remains closed, to making investments in our renewable energy economy, supporting Nevada’s military installations and protecting public lands for recreation and developing other lands for economic use, Reid used his position as Democratic leader to secure these legislative items.