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Harry Reid Dies at 82


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Harry Reid Dies at 82

  • U.S. Representative (D-NV) from 1982 to 1986
  • Senator (D-NV) from 1987 to 2017
  • Minority whip in 1998
  • In 2003, he persuaded Senator Jim Jeffords (R-VT) to switch parties and become a Democrat, giving Democrats the majority in the Senate.
  • Senate majority leader from 2007 to 2015
  • Majority leader at time of Affordable Care Act (ACA) passage
  • Married for 62 years

Harry Reid, former Democratic Party majority leader, spent the last four years fighting pancreatic cancer. His wife announced in a statement that the fight is over. He died Tuesday December 28, 2021.

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