Senator Reid welcomed his friend and Filipino Congressman Manny Pacquiao to Washington. Reid honored Pacquiaos’s achievements in public service and boxing on the Senate Floor and hosted a press conference with Pacquiao where they exchanged national flags. Dozens of cameras and reporters from around the world filled the Mansfield Room in the Capitol for the event.
“Manny Pacquiao is a true friend of Nevada’s, where his sport is a major player in our economic arena,” Reid said. “And he is someone I truly admire. He knows it’s not enough just to fight for yourself, or to be a world champion. You have to be a champion for others, and he fights for those who can’t fight for themselves.”
The slide show below offers a glimpse of the event: