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Former U.S. Senator Harry Reid lies in state at U.S. Capitol

The body of former U.S. Senator Harry Reid was brought to the Capitol on Wednesday (January 12) and will lie in state in the rotunda as lawmakers pay tribute to the Democratic majority leader who died on Dec. 28.

The Nevada statesman, who was 82 when he died after a battle with pancreatic cancer, was known as an influential and pugnacious fighter during an era of deepening partisanship in Washington.

“In Harry’s view, the government had a moral obligation to see to it that these people had every opportunity to secure a better life for themselves and their families,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said.

Reid helped secure congressional passage of former President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law in 2010 over sharp opposition from Republicans.

Reid is the 34th person to receive the honor of lying in state in the Capitol.

(Production: Deborah Gembara)


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