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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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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 Remarks At The Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring Japanese American Veterans Of World War II

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today at the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony honoring the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team and Military Intelligence Service of the United States Army. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: In 1945, a few weeks before Germany’s surrender to Allied forces,…

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Reid Statement On The President’s Announcement Of Troop Withdrawal From Iraq

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement today after President Obama announced full troop withdrawal from Iraq by the end of the year. “I commend the President for his announcement today and I fully support his decision to remove all American troops from Iraq by the end of this year. This is the…

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Reid Applauds Repeal Of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Washington, D.C. — Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement today after the Pentagon officially ended the policy known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”: “Today marks the end of a shameful and counterproductive policy that needlessly destroyed careers and harmed our military readiness. Thousands of qualified men and women who want to serve our…

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Reid Statement On POW/MIA Recognition Day

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid today released the following statement in recognition of prisoners of war and those missing in action. “On National POW/MIA Recognition Day, and every day, we pay tribute to the American men and women who never returned home from combat, and to those who suffered as prisoners of war.…

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Reid: Compromise Is The Only Path Forward

Those Who Have Said They Will Never Compromise on Any Terms Should Think About Who Their Stubbornness Will Hurt Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding what is at stake with a default. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: As the clock ticks…

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