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Harry Reid is the senior senator from Nevada and the Senate Majority Leader.

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Medicare Under Siege, Yet Stronger Than Ever

(411) Comments | Posted October 15, 2012 | 2:51 PM

Over the next seven weeks, it will be increasingly clear that Medicare is strong, and that Congressman Paul Ryan's plan to end guaranteed health benefits for seniors is the wrong prescription for America.

Starting today, the nearly 50 million Americans receiving health care through Medicare and...

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Republicans Renew War on Women

(1468) Comments | Posted August 1, 2012 | 7:00 AM

Starting today, critical women's preventive health services will be available to women, free of co-pays or deductibles -- a hard-fought benefit for women in Nevada and across the country that is long overdue.

Yet on the eve of the implementation of these historic benefits for women, my Republican colleagues...

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Affordable Care Act Helps Women

(249) Comments | Posted August 16, 2011 | 6:38 PM

When I was a kid, I thought I was a lot tougher than I was. My mother taught me that if you acted like you could handle yourself, then you could. But sometimes that meant enduring unnecessary pain.

My family could not afford to see a doctor and had...

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GOP Would Cut Health Insurance for 1.7 Million Kids

(647) Comments | Posted May 31, 2011 | 1:17 PM

Having grown up in a family that could not afford health care, I know how difficult it can be to go to a doctor when you need one.

That's one of the reasons I worked on health insurance reform. No person in the United States should go without care...

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Food Safety Modernization Act: Why Its Passage Matters

(180) Comments | Posted November 30, 2010 | 4:25 PM

Everyday children from Nevada, just like my friend Rylee Gustufson, a bright teenager from Henderson, eat lettuce, spinach, or eggs. They eat these foods at home and at school. We tell them that vegetables are good for them and will make them strong. But a raw spinach salad made Rylee...

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Paving the Way to Our Clean Energy Future

(442) Comments | Posted July 23, 2010 | 6:56 PM

Over my 40 years in public service, including my time as chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, I have seen the evolution of public perception and political will on global warming and energy policy.

We have gone from a public that was averse to change to...

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Peaceful Revolution: Lessons From My Mother

(124) Comments | Posted May 9, 2010 | 11:21 AM

The most important lesson my mother taught me was that by believing in myself I could handle anything. The confidence she instilled in me has propelled me through my whole career and helped me through many personal and professional challenges. On this Mothers' Day, I salute the mothers of MomsRising...

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Our Lost Patriarch

(90) Comments | Posted August 26, 2009 | 12:06 PM

The Kennedy family and the Senate family have together lost our patriarch. My thoughts and prayers, and those of the entire United States Senate, are with Vicki, Senator Kennedy's children, his many nieces and nephews, and his entire family.

It was the thrill of my lifetime...

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Moving to a Clean Energy Future

(78) Comments | Posted August 18, 2008 | 4:13 PM

The importance of our clean energy future goes beyond lowering high gas prices, saving beautiful landscapes and ensuring the health and security of future generations.

This effort is the great challenge and opportunity of our times. We are talking about the future of my home state of Nevada, of America...

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The Good Fight

(166) Comments | Posted April 30, 2008 | 10:10 AM

I wanted to share with all of you a section of my new book, The Good Fight which comes out Thursday. You can purchase The Good Fight by clicking here.

I come from a mining town.

But by the time I came along - December 2, 1939 -...

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Congress Leading the Way for a New Direction in Iraq

(110) Comments | Posted April 23, 2007 | 12:28 PM

I wanted to share with all of you the speech I delivered today:

Thank you, Third Way, and Wilson Center for the important work you do.

And thank you, Congressman Hamilton. I first came to know and admire you when I arrived in the House of Representatives and...

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A Plan for Iraq

(103) Comments | Posted March 9, 2007 | 9:44 AM

Democrats believe, as do an overwhelming majority of the American people, that President Bush needs to change course in Iraq. We can't stay in Iraq forever. The question becomes whether we'll continue to follow the president's failed strategy or whether we work to change course.

Will the Senate sit silent,...

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The Clock is Ticking, Mr. President

(366) Comments | Posted December 19, 2006 | 6:26 PM

Frankly, I don't believe that more troops is the answer for Iraq. It's a civil war and America should not be policing a Sunni-Shia conflict. In addition, we don't have the additional forces to put in there. We obviously want to support what commanders in the field say they...

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A New Direction

(143) Comments | Posted July 27, 2006 | 2:38 PM

In my home state of Nevada, in Reno, families are paying $3.12 for the gas they need to drive to work - more than double the price they were paying in 2001. That means they have hundreds of dollars less each month to spend on food, medicine, and their other...

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It Is Long Past Time to Change Course

(34) Comments | Posted June 22, 2006 | 8:43 PM

I wanted to share with you my speech from the Senate floor today:

"That we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."

It was Theodore Roosevelt who said this quote in 1918. It is...

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America Deserved More Tonight

(125) Comments | Posted January 31, 2006 | 9:57 PM

America deserved more from President Bush tonight. It wasn't credible to hear him talk about making America more secure and honoring our troops or making America energy independence or making health care more affordable without hearing him explain why he's done the opposite for the last five years.

Democrats agree...

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