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Presidents, lawmakers mourn former Senate ‘giant’ Harry Reid Nation World News

The leaders of the US and Nevada are mourning former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who died Tuesday at the age of 82. Landra Reid says her husband died peacefully after a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Reid, a Democrat, led the Senate under two presidents, Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Barack Obama. He retired in 2016.

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“Harry Reid and I grew up in different parts of the country, but we come from the same place where some values ​​are deep. Fidelity. Faith. Resolution. Service. Over the two decades we’ve served as one in the United States Senate. Having served together, and for the eight years we worked together when I served as Vice President, Harry met the marker that I have always believed is the most important thing by which you can measure a person. – His actions and his words. If Harry said he would do something, he did. If he has given you his word, you can trust him. This is how he worked for the good of the country for decades. … God bless Harry Reid, a dear friend and a giant of our history.” — President Joe Biden.

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“You were a great leader in the Senate, and soon you were more liberal than I had any right to expect. … As different as we are, I think we both saw something for ourselves in each other.” – Some outsider who defied the odds and knew how to take the punch and cared for the little boy. … The world deserves a better reason for what you’ve done.” Former President Barack Obama said in a letter he sent to Reid before his death.

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“He was tough-as-nails strong, but caring and kind, and always went out of his way quietly to help those who needed help. He was a boxer who came from humble origins , but he never forgot where he came from and used those boxing instincts to boldly fight those who were hurting the poor and the middle class. … He is gone, but he is every one The day will go on with many of us in the Senate.” — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D.Y.

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“To say Harry Reid was a giant does not fully encapsulate what he accomplished on behalf of the state of Nevada and for Nevada families; there will never be another leader like Senator Reid. … In Searchlight From humble beginnings, he became one of the state’s most powerful and fiercest advocates in Washington, DC, spending his life and his career fighting the good fight for all of Nevadan.—Gov. Steve Sisolak, D-Nev.

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“Harry Reid was a champion for Nevada, helping to preserve our precious environmental treasures, strengthen our rural communities, and build our great cities. … and efforts to dump nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain.” From stopping the fight to getting our state the federal support we deserve, he never hesitates to fight for us.” –Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev.

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“Senator Harry Reid was a leader of extreme courage and ruthless conviction who worked tirelessly to achieve historic progress for the American people. … Senator Reid has left behind an extraordinary legacy of patriotism and leadership that will be cherished for decades to come. Will benefit Congress and the country.” – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

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“Senator Reid took our state to new heights—no one has done more in our state’s history to advance the interests of Nevada. Senator Reid also saw the potential in others and helped them rise to that potential.” of. He was exceptionally kind and had an immense passion for improving the lives of hardworking families.” –Sen. Jackie Rosen, D-Nev.

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“Nevada and our country lost a true leader with the passing of former Majority Leader Harry Reid. He never forgot where he came from – he loved Nevada dearly, and he spent his life helping our state to be a better one.” Dedicated to making space. Simply put, no one did much for Silver State. — Representative Susie Lee, D-Nev.

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“Senator Harry Reid was a real-life hero; A hero of Nevada and national politics who defined what it means to live one’s life in service of others. … His legacy will live on through his work to expand affordable health care, protect immigrant communities, promote conservation, and improve the lives of working families – but also through the countless people he has Inspired and the communities he raised.”—Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev.

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“He was a shrewd and tough negotiator who was never afraid to make an unpopular decision, if it meant doing something that was right for the country. … The law he skillfully negotiated to get it passed, Because of that, millions of Americans are living better lives.” -Former President Bill Clinton.

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“I’m sad tonight but grateful for my friendship with Harry. We disagreed on many things, sometimes famous. But we were always honest with each other. In the years after leaving public service, that honesty A bond formed. Harry was a fighter until the end. – Former House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.

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“The nature of Harry and my jobs brought us into frequent and sometimes intense conflict over politics and policy. But I never doubted that Harry was always doing what he honestly felt, deeply felt.” That was right for Nevada and our country. He will rightfully go down in history as a vital, important figure in the development and history of his beloved home state.” — Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

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“Even though we were rarely on the same page politically, Harry Reid was always kind, classy and warm in our personal interactions and I always appreciated that about him. We shared the bond of being a member of the LDS religion.” did, and he was a devoted family man. … Harry Reid’s influence and legacy will be felt for a long time in Nevada and beyond.” –Gubernatorial candidate and former Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev.

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