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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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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.

Nevada Recovery Dashboard

As the state’s economy continues its recovery, The Nevada Independent will track the most important economic indicators across the state on this page, including unemployment numbers, gaming revenue and housing prices.

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

East front of the U.S. Capitol Building
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

The U.S. Capitol Building under blue skies
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

The U.S. Capitol
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.

Cortez Masto, Lee top prior first-quarter fundraising tallies as congressional campaigns eye 2022 midterms

April 16th, 2021 - 4:16pm
Congressional representatives across the state reported race-leading fundraising hauls this week, positioning each with an early money advantage more than a year in advance of next summer’s primary elections.

Travel and tourism industry calls on Congress to enact tax subsidies, other aid to help with pandemic recovery

Senator Jacky Rosen in a striped sweater speaking to the Nevada Legislature
April 14th, 2021 - 2:00am
Nevada tourism officials said Tuesday that their industry needed more help from Congress to recover from the plunge in business triggered by the pandemic, testifying at the first hearing convened by a new panel led by Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-NV).

Rosen raises $340,000 in the first quarter

April 13th, 2021 - 3:42pm
Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-NV), who won’t face voters again until 2024, raised over $340,000 in the first quarter of the year and has $1.8 million cash on hand, according to her campaign’s filing with the Federal Election Commission.

Rep. Steven Horsford announces $363,000 in first quarter fundraising

April 13th, 2021 - 12:21pm
The campaign for Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford announced $363,000 in first-quarter fundraising Tuesday, an amount that lifts his campaign war chest to more than $750,000 through the first three months of the midterm election cycle.

Cortez Masto said she supports capitalism, predicts strong campaigns for Democrats under new Democratic Socialist state party leadership

April 10th, 2021 - 2:00am
Cortez Masto said she supports capitalism while predicting 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

United States Capitol building
April 3rd, 2021 - 2:00am
President Joe Biden’s proposed $2 trillion infrastructure package could lead to a new Amtrak line between Las Vegas and Los Angeles, help fund an expansion of I-15 between the two cities and help finish I-11 from Southern Nevada to Phoenix.

Indy DC Download: Senate confirms Biden’s last cabinet nominee with votes on gun control, voting rights and infrastructure in the offing

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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.

Indy DC Download: House approves bill to legalize DREAMers, TPS recipients

The U.S. Capitol
March 20th, 2021 - 2:00am
The House approved legislation this week that would provide a path to citizenship to about 2.5 million people brought to the U.S. illegally as children, including 12,000 in Nevada.

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