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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…

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Reid Statement On Passage Of The National Defense Authorization Act

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013. The bill was approved by a vote of 98 to 0. “I applaud my colleagues for supporting our men and women in uniform as they risk their lives around the globe to defend us. I…

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Reid Statement On Veterans Day

Washington D.C.- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement on Veterans Day: “Bravery and courage come in many forms, and on this Veterans Day we honor the men and women who have exhibited these virtues in service to our nation and to the American people. In each decade, there are those who threaten…

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GOP Architects Of Automatic Defense Cuts Are Now Trying To Wiggle Out Of Them

“If the defense cuts are Obama’s, they are also John Boehner’s, Eric Cantor’s, Mitch McConnell’s and Jon Kyl’s.” [Milbank, Opinion, Washington Post, 7/25/12  “The bill passed with the votes of a majority of House and Senate Republicans and the encouragement of — wait for it — Mitt Romney.” [Milbank, Opinion, Washington Post, 7/25/12] “The GOP refused to…

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Reid Statement On The Passage Of The National Defense Authorization Act

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act on a strong bi-partisan vote. “The Defense Authorization Act will give our service members the tools and resources they need to protect our nation overseas and to protect themselves as they work in some of the planet’s…

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Reid Statement On Passage Of Defense Authorization Act

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement today after the Senate approved the Defense Authorization Act of 2012 by a vote of 93-7. “Tonight the Senate voted overwhelmingly to support our men and women in uniform, including the more than 1,100 Nevadans serving overseas, as they continue to put their lives on the…

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Reid Statement On Senate Confirmation Of Leon Panetta

Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement today on the Senate confirmation of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta: “I have known Leon Panetta for decades, since we served together in the House of Representatives. He is universally admired for his judgment, intelligence and humor.  He has dedicated his life to public service, beginning with…

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