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Senior United States Senator from Nevada

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Harry Mason Reid is the senior United States Senator from Nevada, and has been the Senate's Majority Leader since January 2007. A member of the Democratic Party, he has been leader of the Senate Democrats since 2005, serving as Minority Leader from 2005 until the Democrats won control of the Senate in the 2006 congressional elections.

Harry Reid Info

Date of BirthDecember 2, 1939
Place of BirthSearchlight, Nevada
Spouse (s)Landra Gould
Children1 daughter, 4 sons
ResidenceSearchlight, Nevada
Political PartyDemocratic
Alma materSouthern Utah University (A.A.), Utah State University (B.A.), George Washington University (J.D.)
ReligionThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
ProfessionLawyer
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 Sen. McCain should know better than anyone that patriots who step up to serve our grateful nation should be offered a path to citizenship, and that anyone who volunteers to serve should be welcomed regardless of their sexual orientation. 
— Harry Reid reacting to Sen. John McCain's remarks about the National Defense Authorization Act / September 16, 2010
 I hope that he will do the right thing and support this bill that not only funds critical support for our troops like weapons upgrades and pay raises, but also ensures that our military reflects our nation's values, 
— Harry Reid hopes John McCain would not block the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act / September 16, 2010
 I'm not going to waste any more time. ... If they let us go to it, we'll be happy to start debate. The games are over. 
— Harry Reid accusing the Republican party of polluting the Financial Reform bill debate / April 22, 2010
 This morning isn't the end of the process, it's merely the beginning. We'll continue to build on this success to improve our health system even more, But that process cannot begin unless we start today... There may not be a next time. 
— Harry Reid before the final voting of the health care bill / December 24, 2009
 This is a victory because we have affirmed that the ability to live a healthy life in our great country is a right and not merely a privilege for the select few, 
— Harry Reid after the senate passed the health care bill / December 24, 2009

 With Sen. Ted Kennedy's booming voice in our ears, with his passion in our hearts, we say, as he said: The work goes on, the cause endures 
— Harry Reid on Edward Kennedy after the senate passed the health care bill / December 24, 2009
 We stand a few short steps from the most significant finish line we've had in Congress for many decades 
— Harry Reid after the democrats won the second round of voting of the health care bill / December 23, 2009
 I don't know if there is a senator that doesn't have something in this bill that was important to them, And if they don't have something in it important to them, then it doesn't speak well of them. 
— Harry Reid on the health care bill / November 23, 2009
 We stand on the doorstep of history, Never before have we stood so close to making so many people's lives better. 
— Harry Reid on the health care bill / November 23, 2009

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