Late Senator Harry Reid will lie in State in the US Capitol Rotunda

WASHINGTON (AP), -- Next week, Sen. Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, will be laid to rest in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

Late Senator Harry Reid will lie in State in the US Capitol Rotunda

In a statement, the leaders of Congress, Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker, and Chuck Schumer (Senate Majority Leader), stated that Reid will be honored at the Capitol on January 12.

The events will include a formal departure and arrival ceremony. More details will be revealed later. The ceremony was restricted to invited guests due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Schumer stated that few people have dedicated their lives and careers to serving working families like Harry Reid. Schumer added, "It will be an honor and an honor to pay homage to him in Congress next week." Pelosi stated that it was her "solemn honour" to pay tribute "a legendary leader and a great American, as well as a dear friend".

Reid, 82 years old, passed away last Tuesday in Henderson, Nevada after losing his battle with pancreatic cancer. A memorial service was scheduled for Saturday in Las Vegas.

Since 1982, when he was elected to the U.S. House, Reid has been in Congress for more than any other person in Nevada's history. In 2016, he retired from the Senate.

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