Seal of the State of Nevada

EXECUTIVE ORDER 2021-30 (Amended)


WHEREAS, former U.S. Senator Harry Mason Reid passed away on December 28, 2021; and

WHEREAS, Senator Reid faithfully served the State of Nevada and the United States for many years; including as Henderson's City Attorney, a member of the Nevada State Assembly, Lieutenant Governor, chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission, Congressman, United States Senator, and finally as the Majority Leader of the United States Senate; and

WHEREAS, Throughout his public service, Senator Reid fiercely advocated for all Nevadans on issues ranging from solar energy to immigration reform; and

WHEREAS, Senator Reid was instrumental in the passage of the Affordable Care Act, ensuring coverage for pre-existing conditions, expanding Medicaid access, and creating a more equitable healthcare system across America; and

WHEREAS, Countless Nevadans were touched by Senator Reid's leadership including his former staffers, many of whom have gone on to hold elected office and serve Nevada; and

WHEREAS, Senator Reid's family, especially his wife of 62 years, Landra, graciously and generously shared the Senator with Nevada for decades; and

WHEREAS, Senator Reid's passing leaves a legacy of leadership and a constant reminder to fight the good fight in all we do; and

NOW, THEREFORE, by the authority vested in me as Governor by the Constitution and laws of the State of Nevada, and pursuant to the Proclamation issued by President Joseph R. Biden on December 29, 2021 and section 7 of title 4 of the United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:

The flags of the United States and the State of Nevada shall be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and all State public buildings and grounds immediately and until sunset on the day of his interment, in honor of Senator Harry Reid and his life of service to our Nation and our State.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 29th day of December, in the year two thousand twenty-one.

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