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Reid Floor Remarks On Failure Of The Disabilities Treaty And Ongoing Tax And Budget Negotiations

“It’s difficult to engage in rational negotiation when one side holds well-known facts and proven truths in such low esteem” “The few reasonable Republicans left in Congress agree we need to give certainty to middle-class families now.” “I still believe there are 26 reasonable Republicans willing to put their promise to serve constituents ahead of…


Reid Statement On Disabilities Treaty

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after Senate Republicans blocked a treaty to strengthen the rights of people with disabilities around the world. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was modeled on U.S. law, considered the gold standard on equal opportunity laws for the disabled. It failed by a…


Reid: To Expand Disability Rights Across The Globe, U.S. Must Continue To Lead By Example

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today recognizing the achievements of former Senator Bob Dole and advocating ratification of the Disabilities Convention. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: On April 14, 1945, a young Robert Dole lay gravely wounded in the mud of a war-torn Italian hillside,…


Reid Statement On 21St Anniversary Of The Americans With Disabilities Act

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid today released the following statement on the 21st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) becoming law: “For the last 21 years, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has brought greater equality to countless Nevadans and Americans across the country.  Through this landmark civil rights measure, we’ve…