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Reid Report
by Senator Harry Reid
Senate Majority leader
Help For Nevada
The year has been difficult for Nevadans. Our state’s
unemployment rate is high and many Nevadans have lost
their homes and health insurance. But the unprecedented
struggles of Nevadans were heard clearly in the Senate,
and Nevada’s economic climate guides my priorities.
As companies cut jobs, hours, and benefits, I fought to
provide assistance for Nevadans who found themselves out
of work. So far, the Recovery Act has saved or created
more than 6,000 jobs, with more on the way. Funding has
created construction jobs improving our roads and
weatherizing Nevada homes and schools. The Recovery
Act is also an investment in our future. The next time tourism
is down, Nevada will be ready with a stronger, more diverse
economy, powered by new industries like clean energy.
Our state is leading the way in clean energy production
and will begin revolutionary work on energy transmission.
NV Energy was granted $138M that will create hundreds
of jobs over the next year building smart grid technology to
help Nevadans take control of their energy consumption
and save on utility bills. Creating infrastructure and producing
and exporting renewable energy will assist in Nevada’s future.
It will take time to create the jobs needed to reduce our
unemployment rate. That’s why I pushed hard to extend
unemployment benefits for families still looking for work,
and despite opposition, I was successful in doing so.
In that same bill we also continued the tax credit for
first-time homebuyers for another seven months, and
expanded the program’s eligibility. The current program
has been very helpful in bringing some stability to the housing
sector, and with these improvements we hope to get this
market back on track. No other state needed this help or
took advantage of the credit more than Nevada.
Finally, we are taking on the immense challenge of
reforming our health insurance system. We are closer than
ever to holding insurance companies accountable, reducing
costs, and making health coverage available to everyone.
The last 11 months comprised the most productive
Congress since the Great Depression as a response to the
economic crisis. I will never stop fighting to get help to those
who need it.
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