WASHINGTON (AP) – The late Senator Harry Reid, the Democrat from Nevada who served as Majority Leader during a 30-year Senate career, will be in the United States Capitol Rotunda next week.
Congressional leaders House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement Sunday evening that the ceremonies in honor of Reid on Capitol Hill will take place on January 12.
Events will include an official arrival and departure ceremony. Details were to be announced later. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony was reserved for guests.
“Few people have dedicated their lives and careers to working and delivering for hardworking families like Harry Reid, and it will be an honor to honor him on Capitol Hill next week,” Schumer said. Pelosi said it was his “solemn honor” to pay tribute to “a legendary leader, a great American and my dear friend”.
Reid, 82, died last Tuesday at his home in Henderson, Nevada, after battling pancreatic cancer. A memorial service was scheduled for Saturday in Las Vegas.
From his election to the United States House in 1982, Reid served in Congress longer than anyone in Nevada history. He retired from the Senate in 2016.
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