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U.S. Senator Harry Reid
Senator Harry Reid earned his bachelor's degree from Utah State University and his law degree from The George Washington University School of Law. He served in the Nevada Assembly from 1968 to 1970, when he was elected the youngest Lieutenant Governor in Nevada's history. Senator Reid served Nevada's first congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 until his election to the U.S. Senate in 1986. Since being elected to the Senate, he has authored the 1988 "Taxpayer Bill of Rights," co-authored the "Children's Bill of Rights," and co-sponsored the "Violence Against Women Act." Senator Reid is a member of the Committee on Appropriations, the Environment and Public Works Committee, the Select Committee on Ethics, the Committee on Indian Affairs, the Special Committee on Aging, and is co-chair of the Democratic Policy Committee.