WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) issued the following statement on former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid lying in state today at the U.S. Capitol:
“Senator Harry Reid was the most consequential public figure in our state’s history, and it’s a fitting honor for him to now be the first Nevadan to ever lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda,” said Senator Rosen. “In his decades of public service, Senator Reid always put Nevada first while fighting the good fight to improve the lives of millions of Americans across our nation. Senator Reid’s remarkable life story and singular legacy of accomplishments will always remain a source of inspiration to me and to the countless other Nevadans whose lives he touched.”
Senator Reid was the longest-serving U.S. Senator in Nevada history after serving five terms, including eight years as Majority Leader. Senator Rosen will participate in a series of ceremonies today in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda to pay final tribute to Senator Reid and honor his distinguished service to Nevada and the nation.