Senate Democrats


Reid Floor Remarks On Violence In Syria, Republican Obstruction Of Brennan Nomination

“President Assad should understand the world is watching his every action. And we will not tolerate his unforgiveable slaughter of innocent civilians, including through the potential future use of chemical weapons.” “[John Brennan’s] extensive intelligence background and executive experience uniquely qualify him to lead the Central Intelligence Agency.” “Unfortunately, the confirmation process has focused too…


Reid Floor Remarks On Republican Obstruction Of Qualified Nominees

“Republicans say they will not filibuster. But their actions say otherwise.” “Republicans have, again and again, injected politics into the confirmation process.” Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding Republican efforts to obstruct President Obama’s highly qualified judicial and cabinet nominations Below are his remarks as prepared…


Reid Statement On President Obama’s Nominations To Head The Pentagon And CIA

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after President Obama nominated former Senator Chuck Hagel to be his next defense secretary and John Brennan, currently his counterterrorism adviser, as CIA director. “I applaud President Obama for his thoughtful choices to head the Pentagon and the CIA. I’ve worked extensively with these two nominees…


Reid Statement On Confirmation Of Petraeus As CIA Director

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement in response to confirmation of Gen. David Petraeus as Director of the CIA: “General David Petraeus is one of this country’s finest public servants, and will retire from the United States military with a far-reaching and unparalleled legacy. This man could leave public service to make…


Reid Sobre La Confirmación De Petraeus Como Director De La CIA

30 de junio, 2011   Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones después de que el Gen. David Petraeus fuera confirmado como director de la Agencia Central de Inteligencia (CIA):   “El General David Petraeus es uno de los más grandes servidores que tiene nuestro país, y se…


Reid Statement On Nominations Of Panetta As Defense Secretary, Petraeus As CIA Director

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s nominations of CIA Director Leon Panetta to replace Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and Gen. David Petraeus, now the top U.S. General in Afghanistan, to replace Panetta as CIA director: “I am pleased that my friend Leon Panetta will bring his…