Indy DC Download: Congress pushes for end-of-year appropriations deal as a COVID-19 relief package remains elusive
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
Indy DC Download: Senate Democrats blocked $500 billion GOP COVID aid measure as talks on a bigger package continued
Indy DC Download: Trump and Senate GOP split over COVID relief package
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
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
Rosen and Cortez Masto seek federal response to CCSD cyber attack
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.
Rosen will oppose Trump's SCOTUS nominee, but wouldn't turn down a meeting
Indy DC Download: House votes to avoid a government shutdown as Senate straps in for SCOTUS fight
Congressional delegation calls for more aviation industry aid to help with pandemic recovery
September 24th, 2020 - 12:59pm
With the state suffering from a drop-off in visitors because of the coronavirus pandemic, Congress should immediately provide about $45 billion in aid to the aviation industry and its workers, members of the state's delegation said in a letter to House and Senate leaders of both parties.
Indy DC Download: Amodei and Lee helped push for a coronavirus relief deal as the House approved school diversity measures
Vegas Chamber presses delegation for liability protection
September 18th, 2020 - 2:00am
Concerned that a spate of COVID-19-related lawsuits could bankrupt businesses, members of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce implored the state’s congressional delegation during the chamber's annual D.C. retreat to pass a federal liability protection measure.
In Vegas chamber briefing, GOP pollster Frank Luntz says he’s concerned over drawn out election count, gives Biden the edge
September 16th, 2020 - 1:43pm
GOP political consultant Frank Luntz is worried that it will take about a week to decide who won the presidential election and that a lead for President Donald Trump on election night that fades to a Joe Biden victory as mailed votes are counted will undermine people’s faith in the process.
Indy DC Download: Senate Democrats block GOP’s skinny pandemic bill as standoff on aid continues
Trump puts Nevada judge on list for SCOTUS
September 9th, 2020 - 2:29pm
In an effort to energize his supporters ahead of the November election, President Donald Trump Wednesday added former Nevada Solicitor General Lawrence VanDyke and 19 other conservative judges to his list of potential nominees to the Supreme Court.