Washington, D.C. — Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement in honor of Mother’s Day:
“I wish families across the country a happy Mother’s Day as we give thanks for the hard work mothers do every day.
“Like so many mothers, mine told me I could achieve any dream if I put my mind to it. Her words have guided me through my years in public service. They’re why I work hard in the Senate to protect Nevada families, so every mother can not only encourage her children to dream but also help those children make their dreams reality. As more and more mothers choose to enter the workforce, Congress must also continue working to make sure women are treated equally in the workplace, while making it easier on parents to balance their careers with the work of raising their families.
“Mothers in Nevada and across America are tenacious advocates for their families – keeping their children safe and making sure they have every opportunity to grow and achieve. And we in Congress must in turn be advocates for those moms – ensuring their children have clean air to breath and water to drink, that they learn in a world-class educational system and that they have access to the best health care in the world, no matter where they’re from or how much money their families have.”