The late Sen. Harry Reid was a “master” of the Senate who used his knowledge to pass landmark legislation that affected health care and financial reform, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said while reflecting on the life and legacy of her former colleague– the Democratic senator from Nevada. “To see him lead and legislative was to see a master at work. With a brilliant strategic mind, command of the rules, and respect for his senators,” said Pelosi at a ceremony honoring Reid on Jan. 12 in the Capitol Rotunda.
“Despite long odds, with his leadership in the Congress, working together President Obama and then-Vice President Biden, we forged great progress for American families.”
Pelosi cited key pieces of legislation passed under Reid– the American Recovery Act and Dodd-Frank reforms passed in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis and the Affordable Care Act.
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