Reid Statement On Marriage Equality In Nevada

Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today after the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of marriage equality in Nevada

Reid Statement On September Employment Report

Today’s report shows that our nation’s economy continues to improve. But Congress can still do more to help struggling American families and those Americans out of work through no fault of their own. Republicans in Congress have stopped at nothing to obstruct legislation giving a fair shot to middle class families in Nevada and throughout the country. It is my hope that when the Congress returns, Senate Republicans will join Democrats to strengthen the middle class, provide a boost for students and small businesses and ensure equal pay for equal work for women in America. The American people deserve more from Republicans in Congress than political stunts and government shutdowns.”

Reid Announces $300,000 For Improvements At Walker Lake

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced today a $300,000 grant for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Mineral County through the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP). This grant funding will be used to construct a new boat ramp and access road at Walker Lake. Over the past century, Walker Lake’s water level has fallen by 130 feet.  Due to the continued decline in lake level, boating access is nearly impossible, making it difficult to conduct research.  Recreational opportunities have also been reduced, which has negatively impacted Mineral County economically.  This funding not only aids restoration efforts, but will also allow for larger boats to be used at Walker Lake, increasing the opportunities for recreational… Read more »

Reid Appoints Bob Brown To The National Council On Disability

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid appointed Robert (Bob) M. Brown to the National Council on Disability. The National Council on Disability is an independent federal agency that advises the President, Congress, and other federal agencies about policies that affect people with disabilities. “I am pleased to appoint Bob Brown to serve on the National Council on Disability,” said Reid. “Bob has been an advocate for people with disabilities for 15 years, and he has long been a proven, effective community leader in Nevada. I have known Bob Brown for a long time and can personally testify to his commitment to serving the less fortunate of Nevada. What most qualifies him for this position, however, is that as the… Read more »

Reid Announces Over $185,000 For Construction On The Pahrump Airport

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced today a $185,283 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for an environmental study on Pahrump Airport. The environmental study funded by this grant is phase 3 of 4 for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) needed to construct the Pahrump Airport. The EIS will evaluate the potential environmental effects from the construction of the airport. The EIS is required by the National Environmental Policy Act.

Reid Announces Over $1.7 Million For Boulder City Hospital

Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced today a grant totaling $1,728,194 for the Boulder City Hospital. The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development fund. These funds will be used to purchase equipment and software to transition the hospital from a manual health records system to an Electronic Health Records (EHR) system.

Reid Statement On Resignation Of Attorney General Eric Holder

Washington, DC –  Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today after President Obama announced that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will be stepping down: “Eric Holder has served the American people with distinction. As a prosecutor, advocate for civil rights and the first African-American Attorney General, he has championed issues of social justice, greater equality for communities of color and the LGBT community and defended the right of every American to vote. One of his lasting legacies at the Department of Justice will be his determined effort to address issues affecting the civil rights of all Americans. He has been dedicated in his service to our country and I wish him well. “It is my hope that my… Read more »