Biden orders flags to half-staff in honor of late Sen. Harry Reid

Biden orders flags to half-staff in honor of late Sen. Harry Reid


President Biden on Wednesday ordered American flags on federal property to be lowered to half-staff on the day former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is buried.

Reid (D-Nev.), 82, died of pancreatic cancer on Tuesday after a four-year battle with the disease. 

Biden — who served alongside Reid in the Senate for more than 20 years before being elected as Barack Obama’s vice president in 2008 — praised Reid’s dedication to public service and his rise from an impoverished childhood to become one of the most influential leaders in Congress.

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“From humble roots in Searchlight, Nevada, Harry Reid rose to become one of the great Senate Majority Leaders in American history.  He was a man of action, and a man of his word —

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