Reid Discusses the Inauguration of President Barack Obama

Reid Discusses the Inauguration of President Barack Obama


This was an exciting time. We went to the White House this morning with President Bush and President-elect Obama and Biden came. Vice-President Cheney was there. It was like a bunch of high school kids talking. You know, we talked about ball games, and we talked about political races around the country. It was a very warm and refreshing and it was just a wonderful time. And then we come to the Capitol and spend some more time with Biden and Obama, and then of course we walk out with them and he gives his speech and takes the oath. It was a memorable occasion for me and the rest of the world. We start tomorrow we’re going to do some more nominations, we got a nice batch done today. We got our Secretary of the Interior which is so important for Nevada. Ken Salazar is going to be the best we’ve ever had. That job is so important to Nevada, for water, for ranching, for public lands issues. It’s going to be terrific to have him and tomorrow we’re going to complete Hillary Clinton, get her in as Secretary of State work through the other nominations. We’ve got some important legislation on the floor dealing with pay equity, we’ll complete that in the next day or two. And then we’re going to do children’s health, take care of kids, make sure they can get care when they need it. And then we’re going to go right in to the economic recovery package. We’ve rolled up our sleeves, we’re going to work with the President. Democrats, Republicans are all reaching out to the American people to help us through this.

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