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Reid Report
by Senator Harry Reid
Senate Majority Leader

Economic Recovery For Nevada
For the last several months the Senate has been working day and night to vastly improve the affordability and quality of our nation’s health insurance system. The needs of Nevadans, particularly their economic needs, are the driving force behind my work on health care and my continued efforts to save and create jobs in Nevada.

The tax relief provided in the Senate health care bill means jobs for Nevada because it allows small businesses to provide health insurance benefits to their workers without being worried about escalating cost or needing to eliminate jobs to maintain benefits. Provisions in the bill also create positions for more doctors, particularly for primary care and Medicare patients. Health care reform will also reduce the deficit over the next ten years, which helps Nevada’s economy.

Economic recovery funding continues to arrive at job-creating projects in Nevada, and to make investments in the state’s economy for the long term. In January I visited the new terminal at McCarran International Airport. Construction of the terminal has created nearly 2,000 jobs for construction workers, contractors and engineers in the short-term, and positions in tourism and travel industries in the long-term. As tourism recovers, McCarran and hard working people in Southern Nevada will be uniquely positioned to serve our visitors.

There are many other examples of  how the recovery package has saved and created jobs in Nevada, such as our investments in renewable energy that will strengthen Nevada’s economy into the future. Recently, I worked to bring Nevada’s largest utility, an independent energy project developer, and low cost financing together to create a new transmission line from White Pine County to Clark County. This project will create 400 jobs and bring millions of dollars in tax revenue to Nevada.  

Our work toward creating jobs and getting Nevadans back to work is only starting. A top priority for the Senate is to pass legislation that creates jobs and continues to help our economy recover. I am committed to delivering the help Nevadans need now and the tools for economic stability in the future.
  
Contact Harry Reid at http://reid.senate.gov/



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