Beijing, China – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on Sen. John Ensign's retirement:
"From fighting Yucca Mountain in southern Nevada to protecting Lake Tahoe in the north, I have appreciated John's partnership in working with me to address our state's needs. He was a strong advocate for Nevada, and worked for many years to improve our state. My relationship with the Ensign family began many years ago with his father, Mike, a pioneer who has been a force in Nevada gaming and tourism for decades. I know this is a difficult time for the family and I wish them all well as they work through it."