DNC Chair Rep. Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on the Retirement of Senator Harry Reid
Washington, DC – DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on Harry Reid’s announcement that he will not seek re-election to the Senate in 2016:
“Senator Harry Reid is a committed fighter for the people of Nevada, and he embodies the true definition of a thoughtful public servant and a pragmatic politician. As the leader of Senate Democrats for the past decade, he shepherded some of our greatest legislative achievements on behalf of the American people, including the Affordable Care Act and Wall Street reform.
“On a personal note, Harry Reid has stepped up to help me pass critical legislation through the Senate, from swimming pool safety to save children's lives, to my EARLY Act breast cancer legislation, which he added to the Affordable Care Act, helping young breast cancer patients and survivors. It has been an honor to get to know him and fight by his side.
“From Searchlight to the Senate, he has been a tireless advocate for improving people’s lives, advocating for comprehensive immigration reform, a higher minimum wage, and a cleaner environment.
“I look forward to working with him to advance our party’s agenda nationally and in the Congress over the next 22 months.
“He and Landra deserve all the happiness in the world, and I wish them and their family the best.”