Sen. Harry Reid

Democrat  •  Nevada  •  7th Term  •  Sworn In 1983
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  • Anonymous 02/27/2008 1:33pm
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    Mr. Reid,

    I watched you just on TV right now quote section 1 of s2634 saying there is no reason to not vote for this bill. You left out the section that talks about the limitations you place on our military leadership in the last section of this simple bill. I know why you left that part out.

  • Anonymous 03/06/2008 1:37pm

    Get off the backside of your butt and do SOMETHING for this country. Rip the environmentalists a new body cavity and get our own oil in our system so we can save the 6.1 TRILLION dollars the arabs are going to reap from this latest increase in a barrel of oil. What must we do to heat our homes? Paying more than 3 bucks a gallon for heating oil is ludicrous because our government can’t stand up for us. Give more money to the world, The cost of making ethanol is costing more than it’s worth in burning in a car. All that’s accomplishing is to drive up the cost of food. Nice going, a real snooker job on congress for this fiasco. Go environmentalists and Al Gore, wreck this country as fast as you can.

  • Anonymous 03/16/2008 9:52am

    Mr. Reid: You are worse than pathetic. I watch C-SPAN everyday and if I didn’t do any more on my job than what you do on yours there in the senate I wouldn’t have kept my job for very long. Your position on immigration sucks. Thanks for telling all the American citizens to go to HELL. Anonymous

  • Anonymous 04/03/2008 8:12am

    THE UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS RISE EVERY DAY, IN SIX MONTHS WE WILL SEE A HUGE JUMP ONCE AGAIN IN FORECLOSURES, THIS WILL SPIRAL OUT OF CONTROL, AT LEAST PUSH AND PASS THE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE EXTENSION AND INCREASE FOOD STAMPS AND HELTH CARE FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN. AFTER ALL THIS IS AMERICA. NONE OF OUR CITIZENS SHOULD BE LEFT OUT IN THE COLD, NOW SHOULD THEY?

  • Anonymous 04/03/2008 3:40pm

    Too many families are in extreme hardship because of foreclosure. I came from another country, and we have a law for foreclosures, you get a refund of about 75% of what you paid if your house is foreclosed. Years ago the money lending was partly shouldered by out Social Security System – the first 100,000.00, and the rest are borrowed from the bank. It takes about 3 to 5 years of non-payment before you get evicted from your house. I think the housing law here in the US must be reformed to make it more humane, or it will destroy a lot of lives.

  • Anonymous 06/23/2008 1:27pm

    Dear Senator Reid, This War funding bill is essential to our Troops, and as an Ex-Marine, I too support this bill and the Unemployment Extension, Disaster Relief, especially the New GI Bill. This package was hammered out by the White House and Congress. The papers say “if the Senate passes this Legislation as is with out additional expenditures tacked on, the President will sign it”. Now there are allot of people out here that are truly hurting. From the loss of their Jobs,Homes, either from our Economy or the Disasters. This Legislation must be passed, for God’s Sake there are people’s lives at stake here. Please don’t play Political Poker with this Bill. Just pass it with the same Language as the White House and Congress put in there. Thank you

  • Anonymous 06/23/2008 11:25pm

    This is what happens Sen. Reid when the Government cuts off people’s unemployment and when the economy is weak and there are no good paying jobs. Please pass the War Bill this week.

    L.A. seeing more people living out of their cars

    By CHRISTINA HOAG, Associated Press Writer Mon Jun 23, 2:48 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES – Having lost her job and her three-bedroom house, Darlene Knoll has joined the legions of downwardly mobile who are four wheels away from homelessness.

    She is living out of her shabby 1978 RV, and every night she has to look for a place to park where she won’t get hassled by the cops or insulted by residents.

    “I’m not a piece of trash,” the former home health-care aide said as she stroked one of five dogs in her cramped quarters parked in the waterfront community of Marina del Rey.

    Amid the foreclosure crisis and the shaky economy, some California cities are seeing an increase in the number of people living out of their cars, vans or RVs.

    Acting on complaints from homeowners, the Los Angeles City Council got tough earlier this year by forbidding nearly all overnight parking in residential neighborhoods such as South Brentwood.

    But some people are just crowding into other parts of the city, including the seaside community of Venice, where dozens of rusty, dilapidated campers can be seen lined up outside neat single-family homes. The stench of urine emanates from a few of the vehicles, and some residents say they have seen human waste left behind.

    “They’re nasty and gnarly,” said Venice resident Jeff Scharlin. “We’ve heard about drug dealing and prostitution in them. I’ve never seen it, but visually they’re a blight and they take up parking space.”

    In Los Angeles, as in many other cities, it is illegal to live in vehicles on public streets. But the law is not easy to enforce. Police have to enter a vehicle to find signs that people are living there, such as cooking or sleeping, and occupants often refuse to answer when cops knock.

    An easier way is to restrict overnight parking. In L.A., a first offense carries a $50 fine, and subsequent violations can cost as much as $100.

    Parking-enforcement officers often give vehicle owners a warning and tell them to move on before issuing a ticket, and that usually solves the problem, said Alan Willis, a city transportation engineer. But other cities in the area are not as lenient.

    “I had my motor home towed in Culver City. It cost me $500 to get it out,” said Desiri Hawkins, who lives in a small RV in Venice. “I got ticketed in Santa Monica and had to go to court.”

    Tourist states with temperate climates, such as California and Florida, have long been magnets for the homeless. Los Angeles is the nation’s homelessness capital, with an estimated 73,000 people on the streets. A survey of 3,230 homeless people last year in Los Angeles County found nearly 7 percent living in vehicles, according to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.

    “It’s trending toward an increase,” said Michael Stoop, acting executive director of the National Coalition for the Homeless. “People would rather live in a vehicle than wind up in a shelter, and you can’t stay on a friend’s couch forever.”

    People living out of their cars or campers tend to be more well-off than the homeless on the street. They usually have jobs or disability checks that enable them to maintain an old camper but do not allow them to afford rent.

    “For more working-class and lower-middle-class people, the car is the first stop of being homeless, and sometimes it turns out to be a long stop,” said Gary Blasi, a University of California, Los Angeles, law professor and activist on homeless issues.

    Some Venice residents are clamoring for overnight parking restrictions. But parking limits in oceanfront neighborhoods are problematic because the California Coastal Commission requires communities to accommodate surfers, fishermen and other early-morning beachgoers.

    “The complaints are getting louder and louder,” said Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl.

    For years, some cities such as Santa Barbara, Calif., and Eugene, Ore., have accommodated people who live out of their vehicles. Activists in Venice are looking at some of those ideas. Santa Barbara, for example, allows vehicles to stay from 7 p.m to 7 a.m. in church and city parking lots.

    Knoll said she can barely afford to drive around with the rising price of gasoline eating away at the $950 monthly disability check she receives because of mental illness.

    She said she is also sick of police waking her up in the wee hours by pounding on her vehicle with their nightsticks, and she is tired of fighting with residents who call her “lowlife scum” and hurl other insults.

    “We need somewhere we can have a safe haven, where we won’t be harassed,” Knoll said as the wind from a passing car rocked her RV. “I never thought I’d be living like this, but I’m stuck. This is it for me.”

  • skip292 02/05/2009 10:20am

    I am so outraged at what I see going on in Washington that I’m ashamed to be an American! You childish idiots stand up there telling everyone how bad the other party is and everyone that doesn’t agree with your views as if you are really doing it for the people! That goes for both sides, I haven’t seen an honest bipartisan effort by anyone! And as far as the government being able to tell anyone how to run their business…you better look in the mirror first! Sick and Tired of lip-service in MT.

  • john2000 03/18/2009 11:43pm

    Reid is the dumbest turd I have ever seen or smelled.

  • MLScott 07/17/2009 3:55pm

    NEVADA VOTERS! PLEASE,PLEASE VOTE THIS INSANE, SELF SERVING PERSON OUT OF OFFICE IN 2010!!! HE ONLY HAS HIS BEST INTEREST IN MIND, NOT AMERICA’S.

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    roadbiker 10/27/2009 12:00pm
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    Did you say insane or INANE? :-)

  • warnlm 07/19/2009 5:49pm

    HOW STUPID ARE PEOPLE FROM NEVADA? REID IS JUST ANOTHER BED WETTING LIBERAL.

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    fortermlimits 12/24/2009 2:00pm

    LOL you are so right!!!

  • jasonetaylor 07/24/2009 12:15pm

    For those calling for us, Nevadans, to oust Senator Reid… We will do our best. He has Obama stumping for him already. Obama made a recent trip to Las Vegas for a fund raiser for the Senator. While here, the President refused a meeting with the Republican Governer, Jim Gibbons, who wanted to discuss disparaging comments Obama has made about Las Vegas as a destination.

    Point is, however, that the Republicans do not have a standout candidate at the moment, and Reid already has monetary momentum. For those that care about removing Reid, gear up and get ready to put your money where your mouth is, and have your boots ready to hit the ground. We’ll need them to move this dinosaur out!

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    fortermlimits 12/24/2009 1:59pm

    I personally will contribute to a good opponent if you guys can find one. This man needs to go or this country is sunk.

  • DOUGLASFIELD 10/16/2009 10:38pm
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    • POORER AMERICAN ACTIVE DUTY U.S. MILITARY AROUND THE WORLD WHO ARE RISKING AND LOSING THEIR LIVES FOR ALL OF US ~ HAVE FAMILIES BACK HOME WHO ARE ALSO DYING WITHOUT HEALTH*CARE *
      ~ PRESIDENT OBAMA AND U.S. SENATOR OLYMPIA SNOWE OF MAINE BOTH KNOW THAT ANY FUTURE HEALTH
      CARE PLAN FOR OUR NEW AMERICA NEEDS TO ALSO ENCOMPASS ALL FAMILY MEMBERS OF ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY MEMBERS…ANYTHING LESS WOULD BE UN*AMERICAN ~
      JUST MAYBE AMERICA NEEDS A FEW MORE REVOLVING DOORS IN OUR U.S. CONGRESS *
      OUR COUNTRY COULD REALLY USE MANY MORE SINCERE AMERICANS LIKE THIS SPECIAL U.S.SENATOR OLYMPIA SNOWE FROM MAINE WHO CONSIDERS THIS COUNTRIES 45 MILLION POOR AMERICAN MEN WOMEN AND CHILDREN WITHOUT PROPER HEALTH CARE LIKE HER OWN FAMILY AHEAD OF HER ELECTED POLITICAL FAMILY **
      45 MILLION POORER AMERICANS HAVE OBVIOUSLY BEEN TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL WITH THE PEOPLES U.S. SENATOR SNOWE OF MAINE.
      LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS CAN BE FOUND WITH ANY SEARCH ENGINE.
      424-247-2013
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    justamick 11/03/2009 3:36am

    You’re not too bright. AD Military AND their families have this Health Care coverage called TRICARE.

    You just shined bright and true with complete and utter ignorance.

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    justamick 11/03/2009 3:37am

    Oh yeah AND AD Military doesnt have to pay for the health coverage for them and their families. The only kind of coverage they have to pay for is Dental, that is through a TRICARE subsidary call United Concordia.

    FACT CHECKING is your fwend.

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    chuckgriever 11/22/2009 1:17pm
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    Remember…, when it some t it we will eat you first!!!!

  • Homebuilt7 11/03/2009 7:59am

    Just vote NO nore Harry.

  • justoneman 11/08/2009 3:16am

    The voters will hold all of you accountable come Election Day for selling THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO China by passing and letting your other brethren to pass bills we cannot afford. I think the first spending cut should be in politician’s salaries. However, I am just one man with only one vote but I am not the only one who feels this way and you all in DC will reap what you sew come Election Day.

  • chuckgriever 11/22/2009 1:19pm

    Congradulations,
    Your rating has now hit an all time low. I hope your constituents vote you out of office. I know I would!!!!

  • Ironfist 12/18/2009 3:58am

    harry, you are a very poor excuse for a human being

  • rugby6 12/19/2009 4:34pm

    I am so glad that I get to pay Nebraska’s medicare bills and Louisiana’s Katrina debts. I live in Georgia and make barely enough to feed myself and my family. All this so the Democrats and Dingy Harry can say that they’ve given the American people healthcare reform, reform that most of us don’t want. When are the American people going to wake up and sweep these pathetic idiots out of Washington? Better yet, let’s start filing criminal charges on their useless asses, i.e., Charles Rangel, Christopher Dodd, and probably around 500 more criminals who are pretending to represent the people. All of them are a disgrace and an embarassment, to include the President of the United States.

  • Superpower 12/20/2009 5:08am

    History will not be kind to you…nor should it.

  • fortermlimits 12/24/2009 1:55pm

    Why don’t you guys go to http://www.redstate.com/erick/2009/12/21/we-are-no-longer-a-nation-of-laws-senate-sets-up-requirement-for-super-majority-to-ever-repeal-obamacare/ and see what Harry has done now!!! He is a traitor to the citzens of this fine nation.

  • Superpower 01/08/2010 4:56am

    How do you sleep at night, you common criminal?

  • Homebuilt7 01/10/2010 6:03am

    Bye bye Harry, you won’t be missed.

  • Superpower 01/13/2010 7:37pm

    Your war is lost, Harry.


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