I am pleased the Senate confirmed Julián Castro to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
It’s no secret that the Senate, as of late, has been beset by partisan rancor and obstructionism. That is why the legislation that is before us today represents rare opportunity for the Senate – a chance for this body to complete work on a bill that enjoys broad bipartisan support.
Nevada Senator Harry Reid met with Julián Castro, nominee to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, yesterday to discuss Nevada’s housing market and ways in which the lives of struggling homeowners in the Silver State can be improved. Senator Reid stressed that while many states have fully recovered from the housing crisis, those hardest hit states, like Nevada, still have a long way to go. Reid emphasized to Castro the importance of providing continued housing assistance to those who need it.
A lot of young people may not understand what I’m talking about when I mention an emergency brake or a parking brake on a car. It used to be standard procedure to engage the parking brake anytime the car was parked. When ready to drive you would remember to release it before you took off. But sometimes you would forget, and that car would still go forward, but it didn’t go forward very well. In fact it could start smoking.
Today’s employment report is very good news. The jobs numbers released today reflect the 52nd straight month of private sector job growth. But while it is encouraging that our economy continues to strengthen, there are still too many middle class Nevadans and Americans struggling to make ends meet. Democrats have proposed common sense policies to give Americans the fair shot they deserve. Now it is time for my Republican colleagues to step up, help the middle class, and pass these important measures.
“This is terrific news for Northern Nevada,” said Senator Reid. “Nevada’s youth deserve to have a safe place to turn should their home—or lack thereof—not provide such experiences…
Today I express my deepest condolences for the families of Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar, and Naftali Fraenkel, who held Israeli- American citizenship.
Las Vegas, Nevada– Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today on President Obama’s decision to nominate Robert McDonald to be the next Veterans Affairs Secretary: “I commend President Obama’s choice of Robert McDonald to be the new Secretary of Veterans Affairs. I am confident in the leadership of Mr. McDonald. Robert McDonald is a respected graduate of West Point. Additionally, through his tenure as CEO of Proctor and Gamble he proved to be a respected business leader. Despite Mr. McDonald’s credentials, we must not forget how deep the problems at the VA are. “One leadership change at the Department of Veterans Affairs will not solve the systemic problems within the VA. I continue to be deeply concerned by… Read more »
Speaker Boehner has made it absolutely clear that he won’t lift a finger to fix our broken immigration system so President Obama is right to protect families from being torn apart.
“Today’s decision jeopardizes women’s access to essential health care. Employers have no business intruding in the private health care decisions women make with their doctors. This ruling ignores the scientific evidence showing that the health security of millions of American women is strengthened by access to these crucial services.