Senate Democrats


Reid Floor Remarks On The Violence Against Women Act

“It is time for [House] Republican leaders to stop talking about how much they care about women, and start acting to protect women.” “Every day House Republicans stall, another three women will die at the hands of their abusers.” Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today about the…


Reid: Republican Obstruction, Infighting Threaten More Bipartisan Legislation

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding Republican obstruction of Iran sanctions, a student loan bill, the Violence Against Women Act and a bill to reform the FDA. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: This week the Senate must complete work on legislation to enact crucial…


Video: Senate Democrats, Women Leaders Call On House To Pass Senate VAWA Bill

Democratic senators, joined by women’s advocacy groups, urge House Republicans to stand up for women and pass the Senate’s bipartisan bill to protect all female victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.  


Reid Statement On Mother’s Day

Washington, DC — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement in honor of Mother’s Day “I wish families in Nevada and across the country a happy Mother’s Day, and I thank moms everywhere for the hard work they do every day. “Like so many mothers, mine taught me that I could handle anything…


Reid Statement On Senate Reauthorization Of The Violence Against Women Act

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Senate approved a reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act by a bipartisan vote of 68-31. “More than a third of women in this country have been victims of violence, sexual assault or stalking by a partner. Today’s strong bipartisan vote will give law…


Video: Top Reasons To Support The Violence Against Women Act

Women senators began calling today for the reauthorization of The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The law, which started in 1994, supports domestic violence protection programs for victims of all ages and backgrounds.  Funding for such programs is running low. Senators Dianne Feinstein, Patty Murray and Jeanne Shaheen stressed that regardless of party affiliation, senators…