The Not Invisible Act Commission, which included former Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe leader Janet Davis, began holding hearings in February and, on Nov. 1, released a 212-page report with urgent recommendations for Congress and the executive branch to address the violence, abuse and neglect that commissioners said Indian Country has suffered.
At the two-year anniversary of the infrastructure law, Nevada has received billions of federal dollars — and Democrats plan to campaign on it. And reader, rejoice — the government will not shut down! (At least until the next deadline in January.)
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The PACT Act extends health care coverage to veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange, burn pits and other forms of toxic exposures during their military service and makes over 20 conditions associated with toxic exposure “presumptive,” meaning veterans don’t have to spend time proving their disability is a result of their service when applying for Department of Veterans Affairs benefits or health care.
Louisiana Rep. Mike Johnson (R) was elected speaker of the House on Wednesday, ending more than three weeks of chaos among House Republicans that ground the chamber to a halt amid an impending shutdown deadline and an urgent funding request from The White House for Israel and Ukraine.
The SAFER Banking Act, a new version of the SAFE Banking Act that passed the House seven times since 2019 but was never passed by the Senate, was again introduced in the Senate this year. The bill would allow legally operating cannabis businesses the same access to financial institutions that other legal businesses receive, from accounts to lines of credit to loans.
Rosen is one of nine Jewish senators. With the recent death of former Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), she is the only Jewish mother in the Senate, a fact she has invoked frequently while discussing her experiences joining Israeli mothers and fathers in their grief last weekend.
Nevada's lone congressional Republican remains clearly frustrated by the chaos enveloping the conference over the inability to get majority support for a speaker candidate and compared trying to get Republicans to agree on a plan moving forward to “herding cats.”
Jim Jordan, a conservative hardliner who tried to help overthrow the 2020 presidential election in Nevada, received 200 votes in a vote taken Tuesday morning — falling 17 votes short of the majority needed to win. All Democrats and 20 Republicans voted against him.
After war broke out between Israel and Hamas over the weekend, the Nevada delegation is standing behind Israel. And Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV) picked the winning candidate in Republicans’ internal ballot for the next House speaker — only to see him exit the race one day later.
Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) are calling on President Joe Biden’s administration to refreeze $6 billion in Iranian assets, joining a call made by many Republicans and a handful of Democrats in the wake of Hamas militants’ attack on Israel.
Sen. Jacky Rosen’s (D-NV) campaign will report having $8.8 million on hand after the third quarter of fundraising in 2023 came to a close, giving her a state record haul for this point in the cycle, according to her campaign.
Feinstein, along with the late Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), were longtime partners in the fight to preserve Tahoe. She helped create the inaugural Tahoe Summit in 1997, and attended subsequent summits for over 25 years.
In a historic vote, Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was removed from his position leading the House of Representatives by a vote of 216-210 on Tuesday, with eight Republicans joining all House Democrats (including Nevada’s three Democratic members) to oust the speaker.
There’s just seven days until government funding lapses, and with House Republicans yet to pass a spending bill, federal agencies are preparing to close. The last government shutdown — the longest in U.S. history — lasted 35 days in 2018 and 2019.