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Indy DC Download: Democrats praise Biden budget; Amodei worried about debt; Cortez Masto concerned about tax hike on rural assets
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Indy DC Download: Senate GOP blocks Jan. 6 commission, chamber pauses work on tech innovation bill
May 29th, 2021 - 2:00am
Senate Republicans killed legislation to establish an independent commission to investigate the causes of the Jan. 6 insurrection in the U.S. Capitol after and struck a deal with Senate Democrats to finish consideration of a technology innovation measure after the Memorial Day recess.
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Congressional panel makes official request for Nevada Donor Network financial information
GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham looking to attend Laxalt Basque Fry as former AG eyes Senate race
May 27th, 2021 - 6:00am
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Wednesday he hopes to attend former Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s Basque Fry in August as Senate Republicans hope to win back the majority in the midterm elections by focusing on conservative issues that they argue resonate with Latinos in Nevada and other swing states.
Indy DC Download: House approves independent commission to investigate Capitol riot, but Senate GOP skeptical
Cortez Masto and Titus push back on state party chair Whitmer’s statement on Israel
May 19th, 2021 - 3:19pm
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV) joined two other Nevada congressional Democrats in disavowing a statement issued by Nevada State Democratic Party chair Judith Whitmer criticizing Israel over its bombing of Gaza in response to rocket attacks by militant groups.
Indy DC Download: The House approved debt collection and pregnant workers protection bills
Amodei on Liz Cheney: ‘You can't run a railroad where the person driving a locomotive hates the president of the railroad.’
Nevada finally receives U.S. Treasury spending guidance for billions in coming federal aid
May 10th, 2021 - 10:19am
Nevada’s state government is poised to receive a $2.7 billion allocation, with billions more coming to municipalities and counties as part of the federal legislation signed in March. The state has generally known the expected dollar figure for several months, but the guidance released Monday finally gives Nevada and other states detailed instructions as to how the money can be used.
Indy DC Download: Construction of Las Vegas to L.A. fast train expected to begin in the next 12 months
May 8th, 2021 - 2:00am
Construction on the high-speed train to connect Las Vegas with Los Angeles could begin "in the next 12 months or so," Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority chief Phillip Washington told Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV) at a congressional hearing last week.
Nevada Donor Network, under congressional scrutiny for spending, says it has complied with the law
May 7th, 2021 - 2:00am
A group of federally designated organ transplant facilitators, including the Nevada Donor Network (NDN) and the industry’s trade group, are being investigated by a U.S. House panel over poor performance and alleged wasteful spending of taxpayer dollars.
Rep. Dina Titus denies she is aiming for ambassadorship, signals support for death penalty repeal
Indy DC Download: Senate cracks down on methane emissions, passes water infrastructure bill
Biden, Nevada congressional Democrats tout accomplishments, push for next $1.8 trillion plan
April 29th, 2021 - 2:00am
In his first speech to Congress, President Joe Biden on Wednesday marked his first 100 days in office by celebrating his $1.9 trillion pandemic-relief law and urging action on his latest proposal, a sweeping $1.8 trillion plan he said is focused on families, children and education.
Nevada was the fifth-fastest growing state over the last decade according to new census data
Indy DC Download: House passes D.C. statehood bill while bipartisan policing reform talks get fresh momentum
Cortez Masto calls on Biden to establish task force to direct infrastructure funds to Latino, other needy communities
April 21st, 2021 - 2:00am
U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) called for the creation of a task force to direct funds from the White House-proposed $2 trillion American Jobs Plan to Latino and other needy communities during a meeting with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday.