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

Dark clouds over the U.S. Capitol building
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

East front of the U.S. Capitol Building
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

East front of the U.S. Capitol Building
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.

Rosen will oppose Trump's SCOTUS nominee, but wouldn't turn down a meeting

October 1st, 2020 - 10:00am
Sen. Jacky Rosen will vote against President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett but wants to meet with her to make the case for preserving the Affordable Care Act.

Indy DC Download: House votes to avoid a government shutdown as Senate straps in for SCOTUS fight

September 26th, 2020 - 2:00am
Federal funds will continue to flow past the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year under legislation passed by the House last week, avoiding a government shutdown that could have hurt both parties just before the presidential election.

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

East front of the U.S. Capitol.
September 19th, 2020 - 2:00am
With talks on the next pandemic relief package going nowhere, Rep. Mark Amodei and Rep. Susie Lee took part in an effort last week to jump-start bipartisan talks on the next pandemic relief package.

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

September 13th, 2020 - 2:00am
Back from summer recess, the Senate last week failed to advance a $300 billion GOP-drafted pandemic relief bill as Democrats and Republicans remained at odds over how much aid to provide and in what areas.

Trump puts Nevada judge on list for SCOTUS

The front of the US Supreme Court Building
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.

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