January 27th, 2010
10:53 PM ET
8 years ago

Harry Reid statement on State of the Union address

After the jump, read the full statement issued by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in response to President Obama's State of the Union address:

“Like the President, Senate Democrats are focused on putting Americans back to work, protecting struggling homeowners, strengthening our national security and ensuring affordable health insurance.

“President Obama engaged America in a conversation about what has worked, what needs improvement and how we can move forward together. Senate Democrats view the challenge of cleaning up the mess we inherited as an opportunity to set our nation back on the path to progress and prosperity.

“Nevadans and all Americans should know that their leaders in Washington understand their struggles and have a plan to relieve them. Jobs are still too few, health care is still too scarce and expensive, foreclosures are still too frequent and our energy future is still too treacherous. With thousands of Nevadans and millions of Americans under this tremendous pressure to make ends meet, now is no time to let up. As the President expressed tonight, we are moving full speed ahead in bringing about the meaningful change that we were sent to Washington to deliver.”

soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Stephen

    Harry .. are you still in office? Well don't hold your breath .. you won't be for long!!

    January 27, 2010 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  2. annie against biased news

    The senate demon-crats are focused on nothing but helping obama destroy the GREAT UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

    January 27, 2010 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  3. And I said to myself . .

    Oh, God - NOT Harry Reid!

    January 27, 2010 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  4. mikl

    This man is out by 2010. So talk,talk, until november.

    January 27, 2010 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  5. 3yrs

    excuse me harry, you've been in power for three years, did you inherit this mess from yourself?

    January 27, 2010 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  6. Aliou, Jacksonville, FL

    Reid should stop deal making on healthcare and pass healthcare reform with a public option. Period.

    January 27, 2010 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  7. mike

    more of the same bunk lets just stay the course just like the last idiot give me a break

    January 27, 2010 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  8. imjustnoisy

    weren't you asleep

    January 27, 2010 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  9. Leon

    Coakleyd: A politician in a "safe" seat with lots of support from bigwig party members, or just historically safe, gets beat by an unknown in the last weeks of the campaign. i.e. Due to her extreme arrogance the first female Speaker of the House was Coakleyd in 2010.

    January 28, 2010 12:07 am at 12:07 am |
  10. m smith

    stick togeather all you demos. The repos are a mess

    January 28, 2010 12:19 am at 12:19 am |
  11. Sandy

    We'll be broke but healthy and still unemployed Harry Reid.

    January 28, 2010 01:13 am at 1:13 am |
  12. Anonymous

    President Obama gave a great speech. i found him tough, sincere and hopeful. President Obama is a very sincere president who cares about the american people and wants to give a chance to middle class and poor people. But the republicans who are power hungry will never allow Obama to succeed. they said if we defeat Obama's health care bill it will be Obama's waterloo. get rid of the republicans and America will be a better place. you need to spend or get a magic wand.

    January 28, 2010 01:44 am at 1:44 am |
  13. Robin in Tampa, FL

    I think it's time for Reid to step down, he has become a liability for the Democrats.

    January 28, 2010 02:21 am at 2:21 am |