Former Nevada Sen. Harry Reid to lie in state at U.S. Capitol

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Long-time Nevada senator, Democratic leader died at 82

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. arrives to speak with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, before joining other congressional leaders at the White House for a meeting with President Barack Obama. In advance of the crucial midterm elections, Reid has been criticizing special interest campaign spending as being undemocratic, with a special focus on the billionaire Koch brothers who have contributed large sums to conservative groups that are spending millions against Democratic senators. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Former Democratic Nevada Sen. Harry Reid will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 12, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Sunday.

Events will include formal arrival and departure ceremonies.

Reid served in the U.S. Senate for 30 years, including eight years as Senate majority leader. He was the longest-serving senator in Nevada history when he retired in 2017.

Reid’s funeral is planned for Saturday at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas.

Reid died last month at age 82 after a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

He leaves behind his wife, Landra, and five children.

Landra Reid released this statement on Monday:

“On behalf of our family, I want to thank Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer for this incredible honor and for their continued graciousness and support. Harry spent decades in those halls fighting for what he believed was right and forging lifelong friendships. We’re touched and grateful for the opportunity to honor Harry and his accomplishments.”

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