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The Las Vegas Sun
Washington Memo: Horsford mocks Boehner, Titus gets a VA win and Heller fights NSA spying
As Congress closes down today for a five-week break from legislating, lawmakers have little to show for their work, although late Thursday they approved bills to fund construction for our nation's highways and aid the struggling Veterans Affairs hospitals.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
Booker calls on Heller to shave his head
Sen. Cory Booker said Thursday that he wished he and his Republican colleague Sen. Dean Heller had matching haircuts.
Senate Confirmed Norman Bay, the incumbent FERC Enforcement Chief, as ...
Norman Bay will head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission , and to those supporting his appointment, it has been a long time coming.
Saylor historic art a fundraiser for Comstock
Renowned Dayton artist Steven Saylor is celebrating the 150th anniversary of Nevada statehood by painting "Nine Cheers for the Silver State" featuring Gov. Brian Sandoval, U.S. Senators Harry Reid and Dean Heller, and Mark Amodei, who represents the Northern Nevada congressional district.
Next stop for 2016 Dems: Harry Reid's Nevada
At Reid's request, Vice President Joe Biden helped fill the coffers last week of a Nevada Democratic congressional candidate and his state party's political apparatus, a central cog in the Senate majority leader's political machine.
The Washington Post
How many colleges mishandle sexual assault cases -- and what to do about it
Sen. Claire McCaskill , Sen. Dean Heller , Sen. Richard Blumenthal , Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand , Sen. Kelly Ayotte , Sen. Mark Warner and Sen. Marco Rubio are joined by sexual assault survivors during a news conference on Wednesday about new legislation aimed at curbing sexual assaults on college and university campuses.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Dem border strategy: immigration reform
The worst fears of conservatives are being confirmed: Senate Democrats really do seem to want to attach the Gang of Eight immigration reform to a legislation addressing the border crisis.
Senators seek to curb campus sexual assault
Anna, center, a survivor of sexual assault, with her mother Susan, right, joins Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., left, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, to discuss "Campus Accountability and Safety Act" that is before the Senate.
Rubio, Colleagues To Unveil Legislation Curbing Sexual Assaults On Campuses
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio will be among a bipartisan group of senators holding a press conference to announce the introduction of legislation to curb sexual assaults on college and university campuses.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Bills to convey federal lands to cities see new lifeBills to convey...
Bills to convey federal lands to cities see new life House committee markup session today of omnibus bill includes Lyon city bill proposals.
The Las Vegas Sun
Sen. Heller's views on gun background checks are more complex than you think
Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., second from left, accompanied by fellow Senate Republicans, gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, where they discussed benefits to long-term jobless workers.
Leahy unveils latest surveillance bill
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy today unveiled an update of his surveillance reform bill, the USA Freedom Act, after weeks of negotiations with the White House and civil liberties groups.
The Las Vegas Sun
As Congress debates VA reform, Rep. Dina Titus spends long nights in committee hearings
Allegations of shoddy treatment and subsequent cover-ups at veterans hospitals in Phoenix and beyond captivated Congress for a week or two this summer before fading from public interest.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
The Jersey Journal
Sen. Cory Booker, local leaders discuss legislation to support veterans with traumatic brain injuries
Sen. Cory Booker listens to U.S. military veteran Eric Psuty describe his rehabilitation experience following a traumatic brain injury during a visit to Bancroft Brain Injury Rehabilitation in Plainsboro on July 25 2014.
Opinion: GOP's problem wooing African-American voters
Not just because Bundy turned out to express racist views, but because of what he initially, falsely symbolized for some conservative Republicans: a humble, hard-working rancher who despises federal government overreach.
1:45 on Thursday? Must be time for Senate to head home
Lawmakers have been in a rush all of this election year to get back to their home schedules, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is helping them with the upper chamber's schedule.
The Las Vegas Sun
Rep. Mark Amodei's bill shows Nevada needs Congress' OK to do anything with its land
Republican Mark Amodei speaks at a victory party in Reno on Tuesday after defeating Democrat Kate Marshall in a special election for Nevada's 2nd Congressional District.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
The Daily Beast
Congress's Dysfunction Snares VeteransBy Tim Mak
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agree that a pilot program to treat veterans with traumatic brain injuries should be extended.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Vietnam Veterans: Fighting For Care, part 2
On Monday, News 4 brought you Part 1 of the two-part series, Vietnam Veterans: Fighting For Care.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
House highway funding measure dims hope for jobless aid
John Boehner didn't think pension smoothing was an acceptable pay-for for jobless aid.