I asked some of Harry Reid’s former colleagues and staffers to explain how Reid the politician, an avid athlete himself, might compare to Andy Reid the coach.
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The political dynamics now offer Democrats the opportunity to message their willingness to fund border agencies and curb the asylum system while painting Republicans — who have long made securing the border a campaign issue — as the obstacle to doing so.
Members of the Nevada delegation I spoke with this week expressed optimism about the contours of the deal, with Democratic members willing to overlook reservations in favor of reviving the child tax credit extension.
Schwartz has run in nearly every election cycle in Nevada since 2012, losing multiple congressional bids. He previously ran in the Republican primary for the 3rd District in 2020, finishing second to Dan Rodimer.
Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-NV) introduced a much-anticipated lands bill for Washoe County, opening up new parcels for development in the housing-starved area in a conservation and development compromise mirroring prior Nevada lands bills.
Capitol Hill legislation seeks to use money from a federal excise tax on sports betting to fund problem gambling treatment and research. Nevada Rep. Dina Titus, however, has long sought to repeal the tax.
Amodei, a senior appropriator, said even if the toplines are adhered to, there is likely not enough time to write spending bills to those levels by next week. If it were up to him, Congress would pass a continuing resolution to extend current spending levels to February, making a uniform deadline for all government funding and averting a shutdown.
The war on junk fees has become a centerpiece of the president’s and Democrats’ political agenda. They’re banking on the issue being an electoral hit, believing junk fees to be universally unpopular. And the release of a proposed Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rule in October would give the effort teeth, creating a legal standard in which full prices must be displayed up front and additional fees must be legitimate.
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed the Senate on Wednesday and the House on Thursday by bipartisan margins, authorizing the Pentagon to spend $886 billion once signed by the president. All six members of the Nevada delegation voted for the bill.
Dina Titus and Susie Lee said they plan to reengage their colleagues on existing gun violence prevention bills when they return to the Capitol — but given Republican control of the House, they say the best chance for action on gun control will come at the 2024 ballot box.
Brightline West — the company behind the proposed high-speed rail line between Las Vegas and Rancho Cucamonga — will receive $3 billion from the Department of Transportation, a large portion of the $3.75 billion the company was seeking in public funds. The remainder of the projected $12 billion cost will be privately financed.
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.)
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.