Former Senator Harry Reid died at his home in Henderson on Dec. 28 after a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer. His funeral is planned for Saturday Jan. 8th at the Smith Center in Downtown Las Vegas. Senator Chuck Schumer, New York’s Senator and the Senate Majority Leader, announced that Senator Harry Reid will lie in state at US Capitol on January 12.
“Senator Harry Reid was a titan of public service, who for more than four decades fought relentlessly for working families like his own,” said Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “One of the most commanding and consequential Senate Majority Leaders in history, he forged extraordinary legislative progress: rescuing our economy during the Great Recession, protecting hardworking families with Wall Street reforms and moving our nation closer to our goal of universal health coverage. It is my solemn honor as House Speaker to pay tribute to a legendary leader, a great American and my dear friend, Senator Harry Reid. ”
“Harry Reid will be remembered as a great American, father, husband, Senate leader and one of history’s most devoted fighters for the people of Nevada and the poor and middle class throughout the country,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. “He was tough-as-nails strong, but caring and compassionate, and always went out of his way quietly to help people who needed help. Harry never forgot where he came from, and I will miss my dear friend and mentor greatly. Few dedicated their life and career to working for and delivering for working families like Harry Reid, and it will be an honor to pay tribute to him in the Capitol next week.”
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony will be limited to invited guests only.
He leaves behind his wife and five children.
Source: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
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