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Sen. Reid Now Nevada's Longest Serving Member of Congress

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Senator Harry Reid set a new milestone Wednesday by becoming Nevada's longest serving member of Congress.

Senator Reid first took office as a member of the House of Representatives in 1983 and moved to the Senate three years later.

He has served just less than 11,000 days in Congress.

Wednesday, some of his colleagues congratulated him on the Senate floor for his length of service.

Nevada State Democratic Party Chair Roberta Lange congratulated the 73-year-old senate majority leader Wednesday. Lange says Reid is one of the most effective representatives in state history.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports ( that Reid takes the longevity record from Nevada Republican John Percival Jones. Jones served in the U.S. Senate from 1873 to 1903.

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