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Amendments threaten to scuttle Senate Keystone deal

Amendments threaten to scuttle Senate Keystone deal

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- A standoff between Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell over amendments to an energy efficiency bill may sink a deal for a vote to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.
Gabrielle Levy
Harry Reid: Obama is 'wrong' on earmarks

Harry Reid: Obama is 'wrong' on earmarks

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- Majority Leader Harry Reid emphatically maintained his stance on earmarks in a press conference Tuesday, saying President Barack Obama was wrong to oppose them.
Aileen Graef
Harry Reid: Republicans are like 'greased pigs'

Harry Reid: Republicans are like 'greased pigs'

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was speaking on the Senate floor Tuesday when he said working with Senate Republicans is like trying to catch "greased pigs."
Aileen Graef
Reid calls on NFL to rename Redskins, cites NBA Sterling ban as positive example

Reid calls on NFL to rename Redskins, cites NBA Sterling ban as positive example

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- Sen. Harry Reid said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should force Redskins owner Dan Snyder to rename his team.
Kate Stanton
Anne Frank memorial tree planted on Capitol Hill

Anne Frank memorial tree planted on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- Members of Congress marked Holocaust Remembrance Day with an extra ceremony on Capitol Hill Wednesday, dedicating a new tree in honor of Anne Frank.
Gabrielle Levy
Senate GOP blocks $10.10 minimum wage bill

Senate GOP blocks $10.10 minimum wage bill

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- A measure to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour failed to advance in the Senate Wednesday, with all but one Republican member voting against it.
Gabrielle Levy
Senate GOP expected to reject minimum wage increase, Democrats promise to try again

Senate GOP expected to reject minimum wage increase, Democrats promise to try again

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- Sen. Harry Reid plans vote on increasing the minimum wage Wednesday, and although the GOP is expected to block, President Obama urges Republican support.
JC Sevcik
Reid calls on GOP to denounce Nevada rancher

Reid calls on GOP to denounce Nevada rancher

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- Harry Reid urged Republicans to reverse course and stop supporting Nevadan rancher Cliven Bundy after he made racist comments to a reporter Saturday.
Gabrielle Levy
GOP push to attach amendments to unemployment bill fails

GOP push to attach amendments to unemployment bill fails

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- A deal fell apart to allow additional Republican amendments to a bill that would restore unemployment insurance payments to long-term jobless.
Gabrielle Levy
Are Democrats getting under Charles Koch's skin?

Are Democrats getting under Charles Koch's skin?

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- Billionaire Charles Koch, attacked by Democrats for his large contributions to conservative causes, said he is the victim of "character assassination."
Frances Burns
Senate votes to end debate on unemployment insurance extension

Senate votes to end debate on unemployment insurance extension

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- A measure to renew expired unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless took another key step forward in the Senate Wednesday morning.
Gabrielle Levy
Senate to vote on unemployment benefits this week

Senate to vote on unemployment benefits this week

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid moved forward a vote on a bill that would renew unemployment insurance for the long-term jobless Monday.
Gabrielle Levy
Unemployment insurance passes test vote in Senate

Unemployment insurance passes test vote in Senate

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- The Senate took another step towards passing an extension on emergency unemployment insurance Thursday, voting 65-34 to begin debate.
Gabrielle Levy
House sneaks Medicare patch in by voice vote

House sneaks Medicare patch in by voice vote

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- Through tricky maneuvering Thursday, House GOP leaders snuck through the so-called "Doc Fix" to prevent a cut in Medicare payments before next week's deadline.
Gabrielle Levy
Dems drop IMF requirements in Ukraine bill

Dems drop IMF requirements in Ukraine bill

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- Harry Reid said he would drop a provision demanding IMF reforms from the Senate version of the bill to send aid to Ukraine.
Gabrielle Levy
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United States President Barack Obama makes a statement to the media as he meets bipartisan leaders of the Senate in the Oval Office to discuss the Supreme Court vacancy left by the retirement of Justice Stevens in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, April 21, 2010. From left to right: The President; U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid; and U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, and U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy,D-VT, Chairman, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. UPI/Ron Sachs/Pool
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Harry Mason Reid (born December 2, 1939) is the senior United States Senator from Nevada, serving since 1987. A member of the Democratic Party, he has been the Senate Majority Leader since January 2007, having previously served as Minority Leader and Minority and Majority Whip.

Previously, Reid was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Nevada's 1st congressional district, and served in Nevada local and state government as city attorney of Henderson, a state legislator, Lieutenant Governor, and chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission.

Reid was born in Searchlight, Nevada, the third of the four sons of Inez Orena Jaynes, a laundress, and Harry Vincent Reid, a miner. His paternal grandmother was an English immigrant from Darlston, Staffordshire. Reid's boyhood home had no indoor toilet, hot water or telephone. Searchlight had no high school, so Reid boarded with relatives 40 miles away in Henderson, Nevada to attend Basic High School where he played football, and was an amateur boxer. While at Basic High he met future Nevada governor Mike O'Callaghan, who was a teacher there. Reid attended Southern Utah University and graduated from Utah State University. He then went to George Washington University Law School earning a J.D. while working for the United States Capitol Police.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Harry Reid."
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