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Indy DC Download: The House impeached Trump for a second time, but timing of Senate trial is unclear

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January 16th, 2021 - 2:00am
After President Donald Trump’s supporters rushed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 in an attempt to subvert the 2020 presidential election, the House last week voted to impeach Trump for inciting insurrection, although the Senate may not try Trump until after he leaves office Jan. 20.

Indy DC Download: Congress makes Biden election win official after U.S. Capitol riot

January 9th, 2021 - 2:00am
Congress certified President-elect Joe Biden's election victory after turning back GOP-led efforts to overturn results in four states, including Nevada, and after a siege of the U.S. Capitol by President Donald Trump's supporters that left five dead.

Three out of six of Nevada’s congressional lawmakers back impeaching Trump, again

January 8th, 2021 - 2:00am
Democratic Reps. Steven Horsford, Dina Titus and Susie Lee have said they would support impeaching President Donald Trump, following calls from Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer for Trump’s removal in the aftermath of the ransacking of the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters.

Titus to lead House rebuttal if Nevada election results contested

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January 6th, 2021 - 2:00am
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tasked Rep. Dina Titus with coordinating the House defense of Nevada’s electors should there be a challenge Wednesday from Republicans who have threatened to object to the election results in up to seven states, including Nevada.

Congressional lawmakers weigh in on priorities, see different paths to economic recovery

January 2nd, 2021 - 2:00am
The new year will be all about helping Nevada defeat and recover from the coronavirus, the state’s congressional members said in recent interviews that revealed widely differing policies on how to do it.

Indy DC Download: Congress is close to agreeing to a $900 billion COVID aid package

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December 19th, 2020 - 2:00am
After months of on-again, off-again negotiations, Congress is on the cusp of a deal to provide $900 billion in pandemic aid, including about $600 in one-time direct payments to individual taxpayers and an extra $300-a-week to those collecting unemployment insurance benefits through March.

Indy DC Download: Congress will take another week to try to get a deal on COVID aid

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December 12th, 2020 - 2:00am
Congress gave itself another week to try to craft a pandemic aid package as negotiators remain at odds over Democrats’ desire for providing funds to state and local governments and a Republican push for inclusion of a liability shield for businesses.

Indy DC Download: Congress and White House push for eleventh-hour pandemic-relief deal

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December 5th, 2020 - 2:00am
With the end of the legislative session fast approaching and the unemployed facing an end-of-year cut off for some benefits, House Democrats, Senate Republicans and the White House last week resumed efforts to pass an economic stimulus package.

Indy DC Download: Congress pushes for end-of-year appropriations deal as a COVID-19 relief package remains elusive

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November 21st, 2020 - 2:00am
Prospects for Congress to wrap up the 12 annual appropriations bills before the end of the year improved last week as chances for a deal on pandemic aid remained low.

Indy DC Download: Pandemic aid standoff continued as parties return to their pre-election positions

November 14th, 2020 - 2:00am
Odds for Congress to pass a pandemic aid package did not appear to improve after the recent elections as House Democrats and Senate Republicans last week traded jabs over their differing visions for a bill, which remained the same as before the election.

Indy DC Download: Barrett confirmed to U.S. Supreme Court as pandemic relief talks slow ahead of election

October 31st, 2020 - 2:00am
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court last week, a move that strengthened the conservative bloc on the court for years to come.

Indy DC Download: Senate Democrats blocked $500 billion GOP COVID aid measure as talks on a bigger package continued

October 24th, 2020 - 2:00am
Senate Democrats voted against advancing a $500 billion Republican pandemic aid bill last week, effectively killing it, as talks on a larger relief package crept forward.

Indy DC Download: Trump and Senate GOP split over COVID relief package

The U.S. Capitol
October 17th, 2020 - 2:00am
President Donald Trump continued to urge Senate Republicans to embrace a large pandemic aid bill last week, but Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared to reject the idea and instead said he would hold a vote to consider a $500 billion measure, considerably less than the $1.8 trillion plan Trump has backed.

Third quarter fundraising race tightens in competitive congressional districts as election day nears

October 16th, 2020 - 1:09pm
Incumbent Democrats no longer universally led the money race in Nevada’s most competitive congressional districts, marking the first quarter this election cycle that a Republican — District 3’s Dan Rodimer — led all fundraising among the state’s congressional hopefuls.

Cortez Masto unveils bill to help hospitality, travel and tourism industries

October 15th, 2020 - 8:00am
The convention and hospitality industries would get a boost from a bill introduced by Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto that, among other things, would create a tax credit for the cost of attending or hosting a convention, business meeting or trade show between 2021 and 2023.

Indy DC Download: Trump seeks to revive talks on a COVID-relief package after previously breaking off negotiations

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October 10th, 2020 - 2:00am
After abruptly breaking off talks with Democrats on a pandemic relief package early last week, President Donald Trump on Friday raised the GOP proposal to $1.8 trillion, $200 billion over the previous offer, in an effort to seal a deal sooner rather than later.

The state’s congressional Democrats seek answers from USPS over August NCOALink failure

October 9th, 2020 - 2:00am
Nevada’s House and Senate Democrats want to know whether any voters in five counties that sent sample ballots in September were affected by a three-week delay in August when the U.S Postal Service (USPS) failed to update the national change of address system used to keep voter rolls current.

Indy DC Download: Democrats and White House resume talks on another pandemic aid bill

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October 3rd, 2020 - 5:00am
Negotiations on the fifth pandemic aid package resumed last week and appeared to be picking up steam with House Democrats and White House officials closing the gap on the differences over the spending level.

Rosen and Cortez Masto seek federal response to CCSD cyber attack

Senator Jacky Rosen in a striped sweater speaking to the Nevada Legislature
October 2nd, 2020 - 3:00pm
Sen. Jacky Rosen and Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto are seeking federal guidance for the Clark County School District (CCSD) and other school districts following the recent CCSD ransomware attack, which resulted in the release of private data, including Social Security numbers.

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