The former five-term US senator and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress passed away at the age of 82 on Tuesday, his wife Landra Reid said in a statement. Reid served as a senator from 1987 to 2017 and as majority leader from 2007 to 2015.
Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is being remembered by Democrats and Republicans as a skilled lawmaker who was both strong and compassionate. The Nevada lawmaker died Tuesday at 82.
Governor Sisolak has ordered flags to fly at half-staff in remembrance of former U.S. Senator Harry Reid who died yesterday at the age of 82. Tributes continue to pour in from across the country.
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Rep. Donald Payne Jr I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid who succumbed to pancreatic cancer. He was known as one of the most effective Senate leaders our country has ever known with over four decades of public service. He will be missed!
Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. America and Nevada have lost a singular leader and fighter for working people.