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.
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Indy DC Download: Senate cracks down on methane emissions, passes water infrastructure bill
Biden, Nevada congressional Democrats tout accomplishments, push for next $1.8 trillion plan
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
Indy DC Download: House passes D.C. statehood bill while bipartisan policing reform talks get fresh momentum
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
Cortez Masto, Lee top prior first-quarter fundraising tallies as congressional campaigns eye 2022 midterms
Travel and tourism industry calls on Congress to enact tax subsidies, other aid to help with pandemic recovery
Rosen raises $340,000 in the first quarter
Rep. Steven Horsford announces $363,000 in first quarter fundraising
Cortez Masto said she supports capitalism, predicts strong campaigns for Democrats under new Democratic Socialist state party leadership
Cortez Masto raised $2.3 million last quarter
April 9th, 2021 - 12:13pm
U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) raised $2.3 million in the first quarter of the year, a Nevada record for federal office this early in the campaign cycle, leaving her re-election campaign with $4.66 million in cash on hand, her campaign will announce later Friday.
Nevada gets $30 million from CDC to help ensure maximum vaccination of the population
April 6th, 2021 - 6:00am
Nevada was awarded $30.2 million from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to beef up the state’s COVID-19 vaccine program, including a push to vaccinate communities of color, which have been hit hardest by the coronavirus, the CDC announced Tuesday.
Biden infrastructure plan portends Las Vegas Amtrak service and completing I-11
Indy DC Download: Senate confirms Biden’s last cabinet nominee with votes on gun control, voting rights and infrastructure in the offing
March 27th, 2021 - 2:00am
The Senate approved former Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to lead the Department of Labor, the last of President Joe Biden’s Cabinet nominees, as the chamber prepares to take up a series of measures including gun control, voting rights and infrastructure legislation after a two-week recess.