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Reid Files Amicus Brief With Supreme Court To Curtail Voter Suppression

Washington, D.C.- Nevada Senator Harry Reid today issued the following statement after filing an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in support of upholding Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), which provides the legal avenue to challenge measures that discriminate against minority voters. The case, Shelby County, Alabama v. Eric Holder, Jr.,…


Reid Statement On Black History Month

Washington, D.C.- Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement on Black History Month: “America’s diversity has the ability to bring us together and make us stronger. This month we celebrate our diversity and the immense contributions of the African-American community in the United States. Since our nation’s founding, the African-American community has influenced all aspects…


Reid Statement On January Employment Report

Washington, DC– Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on the January employment report. According to the Labor Department, the economy added 157,000 jobs in January. The Labor Department also revised the monthly job growth in 2012 from 142,000 jobs per month to 181,000 jobs per month: “Our nation’s economy continues to recover, but there is still…