Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement on the announced retirement of Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV). Sen. Rockefeller, who fought tirelessly for children’s health, access to healthcare for workers, and long-term care, among other issues, will serve the remainder of his term.
“The nation and West Virginia are better places today thanks to Jay’s distinguished and selfless public service. Jay was a tireless and successful advocate for our nation’s children, and he was a leader in expanding their access to health care. Millions of families today are better off because of Jay’s tireless work on programs such as the Children’s Health Insurance Program and Medicaid.
“Jay’s wisdom and guidance will be sorely missed by his colleagues, but his service in this body will resonate for decades to come.”