Over the past two weeks, poker players have flocked to Las Vegas for the annual World Series of Poker’s, the most prestigious high-stakes tournament in the world. 2,400 miles away from Las Vegas, here in Washington, D.C., some Senate Republicans are playing a high-stakes game of their own with a humanitarian crisis. But instead of poker chips, they’re using children.
Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced today a $24,750 grant for the Pahrump Valley Fire Rescue Service which will help increase the Fire Rescue Service’s ability to protect the health and safety of the residents of Pahrump.
“I remain greatly concerned about the situation at the VA,” said Senator Reid. “A change of leadership at the VA will not solve the systemic problems within the agency…”
Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded over $1.8 million to the University of Nevada, Reno. This grant will be used to develop a framework for water management and supply within the Truckee – Carson River System.
Today, Senate Republicans blocked legislation that would have made it illegal for any company to deny their employees and dependents specific health benefits required by federal law, like birth control. Senate Republicans continue to demonstrate that they are out of touch with women across America.
I support Sheriff Gillespie’s decision to stop detaining undocumented immigrants, beyond when they otherwise would be released by local law enforcement without a warrant from the Department of Homeland Security.
Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement today after House Democrats introduced a Constitutional amendment in the House of Representatives to get dark money out of our nation’s politics: “This amendment is about restoring the Constitutional principle of one American, one vote. It’s hard to fathom why Republicans in Congress continue to defend the status quo. The flood of dark money into our political system is a grave threat to our democracy. I stand with House Democrats, and the American people, in rejecting the notion that money should give the Koch brothers, corporations or special interest groups a greater voice in government than American voters.”
Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement today after the Senate confirmed Cheryl LaFleur and Norman Bay to be members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. “I am pleased the Senate confirmed both Cheryl LaFleur and Norman Bay to serve on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. These nominations are very importantand hold significant consequences. Cheryl LaFleur will continue to serve as Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for nine months. Following those nine months, Norman Bay will then assume the position of FERC Chairman. “Throughout Norman Bay’s tenure at FERC he has skillfully improved his department’s transparency and effectiveness and has successfully cracked down on energy market manipulation. Mr. Bay has shown that he is… Read more »
The truth is, regardless of what Republicans in Congress may say, the barriers of inequality for American women are very real, and very substantial.
The office of Nevada Senator Harry Reid will host a Veteran Career Fair and Workshop at the UNLV Student Union this Saturday.