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Indy DC Download: The House approved voting rights legislation and the Senate passed a $1.9 trillion COVID aid bill.

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March 6th, 2021 - 2:00am
The House approved a far-reaching voting rights measure as the Senate considered the House-passed $1.9 trillion COVID aid package, including boosting funding for communities suffering from the loss of jobs in the travel and tourism sector to $750 million from the $450 million provided in the House bill.

Titus, Cortez Masto introduce bill to give Nevada a veto over Yucca Mountain

March 2nd, 2021 - 11:02am
Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV) and Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) introduced legislation Tuesday that would require consent from state, local and tribal governments to construct a national nuclear waste repository, including at Yucca Mountain about 90 miles Northwest of Las Vegas.

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Indy DC Download: The House sends $1.9 trillion pandemic bill to the Senate

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February 27th, 2021 - 2:00am
The House passed a $1.9 trillion COVID-aid package late Friday as Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Rep. Steven Horsford (D-NV) unveiled a series of hospitality and tourism industry tax breaks that they hope to include in the next stimulus bill.

Cortez Masto launches 2022 re-election bid

February 24th, 2021 - 2:00am
With a message largely focused on providing better access to health care, immigration reform and helping Nevada rebound from the pandemic-triggered recession, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) officially announced her bid for a second term Wednesday.

Rosen to help oversee tourism industry as chair of new panel

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February 19th, 2021 - 12:21pm
Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-NV) will head a newly formed panel within the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee that will oversee the tourism industry.

Cortez Masto to lead public lands, mining Senate subcommittee

February 19th, 2021 - 10:00am
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) will help direct policy over public lands and other issues relevant to the Silver State as chair of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s Public Lands, Forests, and Mining Subcommittee during the current two-year legislative session, The Nevada Independent has learned.

Indy DC Download: House committees approved major portions of Democrats’ $1.9 trillion COVID-aid bill

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February 13th, 2021 - 2:00am
Key House committees advanced parts of the Democrats' $1.9 trillion COVID-aid package, which included an estimated $4 billion for Nevada under a provision that would provide $350 billion to state and local governments.

Federal aid measure proposes up to $3.9 billion to pandemic-battered Nevada, local governments

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February 11th, 2021 - 4:57pm
The massive allotment for Nevada would roughly quadruple the amount that state and local governments in Nevada received from the $2 trillion CARES Act.

Indy DC Download: Congressional Democrats begin process to pass $1.9 trillion COVID-aid package, hold out hope for GOP support

February 6th, 2021 - 2:00am
The Democratic-majority House and Senate this week approved a spending blueprint, clearing the way for Democrats to draft and pass a $1.9 trillion COVID-aid package, based on President Joe Biden's proposal, that the Senate could approve without any GOP support.

Cortez Masto starts 2021 with $3 million war chest

February 2nd, 2021 - 2:42pm
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nevada) raised more than $1 million in the last three months of 2020, mostly from individual donors, finishing the year with more than $3 million in the bank, according to a filing with the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

Indy DC Download: Soft Senate GOP support for guilt in impeachment trial gives rise to possible censure

January 30th, 2021 - 2:00am
Talk has begun of a possible censure of former President Donald Trump after Senate Republicans signaled last week that they were unlikely to vote to convict him for inciting the Jan. 6 riot in the U.S. Capitol.

Titus backs expulsion of QAnon-supporting Georgia Republican congresswoman

January 29th, 2021 - 9:30am
Nevada Democratic Rep. Dina Titus joined an effort to expel Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from the U.S. House after the discovery of a series of controversial social media posts, including ones where she said the Oct. 1 shooting in Las Vegas was staged and liked comments calling for violence against Democrats.

Indy DC Download: Freshly inaugurated, Biden calls for unity, but Trump’s Senate impeachment trial strikes discordant note

The U.S. Capitol
January 23rd, 2021 - 2:00am
Despite former President Donald Trump’s Senate looming Feb. 8 impeachment trial, President Joe Biden’s inauguration sought to try to begin to stitch the nation back together following a bitter election cycle, with members of the state’s congressional delegation in attendance.

Waiver for Biden’s defense secretary nominee splits Nevada’s congressional Democrats

January 22nd, 2021 - 2:00am
Nevada’s congressional Democrats split Thursday over whether to give Gen. Lloyd Austin, President Joe Biden’s nominee for defense secretary, a waiver from the law that requires the Pentagon’s chief be at least seven years past active duty.

Cortez Masto: Impeachment process needed to uphold democracy, calls attack on U.S. Capitol a betrayal

January 19th, 2021 - 2:43pm
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto said the attack on the U.S. Capitol early this month was a betrayal of the American people and that trying outgoing President Donald Trump for inciting the rampage is necessary to uphold democracy in the eyes of Americans and the world.

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

The U.S. Capitol
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.

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