Senator Reid on ranch cattle battle, "We can't have an American people that violate the law."

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:16am

Tempers have cooled over a cattle dispute that threatened to turn violent, in Nevada.

The Bureau of Land Management started rounding up cattle, owned by a family that has been ranching since the 1800's.

The BLM said Cliven Bundy's cattle were grazing illegally on federal land and he owed the government about a million dollars in back fees.

Armed militia groups sided with Bundy. Rather than risk violence, the BLM called off the round-up on Saturday and returned 300 head of cattle.

On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who represents Nevada, said this isn't the end of the issue, "Well it's not over. We can't have an American people that violate the law and just walk away from it, so it's not over."

Senator Reid made his comments after the unveiling of four new battery electric buses for the Regional Transportation Commission Fleet in Reno.

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