Harry Reid
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"Harry Mason Reid" is an American politician and the senior United States Senate/United States Senator from Nevada, in office since 1987. A member of the Democratic Party (United States)/Democratic Party, he has served as the Party leaders of the United States Senate/Senate Minority Leader since January 2015, having previously served as Majority Leader, Minority Leader and Assistant party leaders of the United States Senate/Minority and Majority Whip.

Previously, Reid was a member of the United States House of Representatives/U.S. House of Representatives, representing Nevada's 1st congressional district, and served in Nevada local and state government as city attorney of Henderson, Nevada/Henderson, a Nevada Assembly/state legislator, the 25th Lieutenant Governor of Nevada/Lieutenant Governor, and chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission.

Reid recently completed his full term in the 113th United States Congress, becoming one of only three Senators to serve Party leaders of the United States Senate/at least eight years as Majority Leader, along with Alben W. Barkley and Mike Mansfield. Reid's current term ends in January 2017, and he has stated that he intends to seek re-election in United States Senate election in Nevada, 2016/2016.

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The failure of the White House to produce relevant documents is reason enough for any senator to oppose this nomination. The administration cannot treat the Senate with such disrespect without some consequences.

I have too many unanswered questions about the nominee to justify a vote confirming him to this enormously important lifetime position.

The question is close, and the arguments against him do not warrant extraordinary procedural tactics to block the nomination.

America supports everything that we need to do with Katrina. I hope everyone understands this approximately $63 billion ... that's only a down payment. There's going to be lots more money.

This is a very close question for me. But I must resolve my doubts in favor of the American people whose rights would be in jeopardy if John Roberts turns out to be the wrong person for the job.

Played a significant role in shaping and advancing the Republican agenda to roll back civil rights protections.

Instead, the nominee adopted what I consider a disingenuous strategy of suggesting that the views expressed in the memos were not his views, even at the time the memos were written.

I'm not a big Greenspan fan-Alan Greenspan fan. I voted against him the last two times. I think he's one of the biggest political hacks we have in Washington.

No one suggests that John Roberts was motivated by bigotry or animosity toward minorities or women, ... But these memos lead one to question whether he truly appreciated the history of the civil rights struggle. He wrote about discrimination as an abstract concept, not as a flesh and blood reality for countless of his fellow citizens.