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Indy DC Download: Senate passes tech innovation bill while House takes steps on infrastructure

June 12th, 2021 - 2:00am
The Senate approved legislation to spur technological innovation as a House panel approved $547 billion transportation infrastructure legislation that included $54.5 million requested by Nevada's House members for 11 state projects.

Indy DC Download: Democrats praise Biden budget; Amodei worried about debt; Cortez Masto concerned about tax hike on rural assets

June 5th, 2021 - 2:00am
President Joe Biden’s fiscal year 2020 budget blueprint largely drew praise from Nevada’s congressional Democrats for providing free universal preschool, free community college and funding rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure.

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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

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May 27th, 2021 - 12:02pm
Following a contentious hearing earlier this month, a congressional panel officially requested financial documents and other information from the Nevada Donor Network (NDN) and the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO).

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

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May 22nd, 2021 - 2:00am
The House approved legislation to create an independent commission to investigate the causes of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol building and to provide $1.9 billion to beef up security in and around the Capitol campus.

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

May 15th, 2021 - 2:00am
Debt collectors would be barred from threatening to reduce the rank of military service members, and pregnant workers would see increased anti-discrimination protections under legislation approved by the House this week.

Amodei on Liz Cheney: ‘You can't run a railroad where the person driving a locomotive hates the president of the railroad.’

May 12th, 2021 - 6:20pm
Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV) voted Tuesday to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) from the number three House GOP leadership post because of her conflict with former President Donald Trump, whom he cast as the head of the GOP.

Nevada finally receives U.S. Treasury spending guidance for billions in coming federal aid

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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

May 3rd, 2021 - 2:38pm
Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV) on Monday denied reports that she is interested in leaving her House seat to become an ambassador in the Biden administration, calling them "rumors" and saying she is focusing on serving the needs of her constituents.

Indy DC Download: Senate cracks down on methane emissions, passes water infrastructure bill

May 1st, 2021 - 2:00am
The Senate voted to reinstate methane emission restrictions for the oil and gas industry and overwhelmingly approved legislation to provide $35 billion to improve drinking water and wastewater infrastructure around the nation.

Biden, Nevada congressional Democrats tout accomplishments, push for next $1.8 trillion plan

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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

April 26th, 2021 - 2:36pm
Nevada had the fifth-highest population increase between 2010 and 2020, according to initial results of the 2020 census released Monday, but the Silver State will not get a new seat in Congress.

Indy DC Download: House passes D.C. statehood bill while bipartisan policing reform talks get fresh momentum

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April 24th, 2021 - 2:00am
The House approved legislation to make the District of Columbia the 51st state, as the guilty verdict issued in the killing of George Floyd sparked renewed congressional interest in passing a bipartisan policing reform bill.

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.

Indy DC Download: House passes pay equity and workplace safety legislation as Senate takes up bill to address Asian hate crimes

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April 17th, 2021 - 2:00am
Back from its two-week recess, the House approved gender pay-equity and workplace-safety bills as the Senate began considering a measure to help address a recent rise in violent attacks against Asian-Americans.

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