5 hrs ago
Budget deal means 17,600 Nevadans could lose unemployment benefits
A proposed budget deal announced this week does not include any provision to extend federal unemployment insurance -- an omission that could leave about 17,600 jobless Nevadans without benefits as of Dec. 28. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Wednesday that he will push for a vote to extend the benefits early next year after ... (more)
16 hrs ago
Horsford continues to push for Yerington land bill
Passage of the Yerington land bill currently before Congress remains a top priority, Congressman Steven Horsford said during a visit last week.
20 hrs ago
The Las Vegas Sun
Lack of key support has Joe Heck holding back his Dream Act bill
The second-term congressman began working in earnest almost six months ago on the draft legislation to put immigrants unauthorized to be in the United States on a pathway to citizenship provided they complete a course of post-secondary study or military service.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Sexual assault fight 'long from over'
Sens. Claire McCaskill and Kirsten Gillibrand duked it out for much of this year over how best to stymie military sexual assault.
Air Force Times
Defense bill strengthens rape, sex assault protections
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., speaks at a Nov. 19 news conference supporting passage of the Military Justice Improvement Act in Washington.
WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg
Congressional subcommittee weighs online gambling
Organizations and advocates on all sides of the online gambling debate are cheering a Congressional hearing on the state of online gambling.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
The Las Vegas Sun
11 takeaways from Sen. Harry Reida s visit to the Sun
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made his rounds with the Nevada media this past week as he toured Reno and the Las Vegas Valley.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Harry Reid takes politics on the road in swing through Northern Nevada
Senate Majority Harry Reid, D-Nv., left Reno Friday afternoon, flying out at about 1:30 p.m. It was the end of a whirlwind 35-hour trip that began with some very bad news.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
American Institute of Physics
Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Critical Minerals Legislation
Senators Lisa Murkowski , Ron Wyden , Mark Udall , Dean Heller , and 13 other senators introduced legislation on October 29 addressing the critical minerals supply chain.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Nevada reactions to Nelson Mandela's death
Statements and tweets by Nevada figures on the death of Nelson Mandela: Charles Tshimanga-Kashama, who teaches African cultural history at the University of Nevada, Reno associate professor, said Mandela taught the world a lesson about compassion and forgiveness.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Purse Strings Passed to a Different Sort of Republican
Roby, center, was one of three new conservatives named to the House Appropriations panel Wednesday.
The Las Vegas Sun
Reid confident Congress to pass immigration bill, says Boehner will 'cave in'
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid predicted Tuesday that Congress will pass an overhaul of the nation's immigration system sometime next year.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Senate Introduces Bill To Amend Endangered Species Act
The Bill, authored by Senators Rand Paul , Mike Lee and Dean Heller and by Representative Mark Amodei , seeks to make two fundamental changes to the ESA: to alter the balance of power between states and the federal government, and to provide new property rights to landowners impacted by the ESA.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Las Vegas Review Journal
Sin City's bid for next Republican National Convention said to be strong
The head of Las Vegas' effort to win the 2016 Republican National Convention said Monday he's confident the city can meet all bid requirements set by the national party, including the need to raise $55 million to $70 million for the event.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
The Huffington Post
America Is 'Less Safe' Than 2 Years Ago, Intelligence Committee Chairs Say
The lawmakers who lead the House and Senate intelligence committees both said on Sunday that they believe the United States is less safe from a terror attack than it was two years ago.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Mormons split over same-sex marriage
On November 4, a critical mass of Mormons in the United States Senate-including Republicans Orrin Hatch of Utah and Dean Heller of Nevada -played a critical role in passing the historic Employment Non-Discrimination Act protecting gay and lesbian Americans in the workplace.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Lansing State Journal
Editorial roundup: Fallout over the filibuster change
They squashed the opportunity of the minority party -- currently Republicans -- to filibuster most presidential nominees.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
The Town Talk
Another View: Reid reluctant but decisive on filibuster
Reid, the Senate majority leader since 2007, is a hard-nosed politician who, for good or evil, pushed through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 despite the Republican Party's pledge not to vote for any health-care proposal that came from President Barack Obama and his administration.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Gold - What Are Investors Afraid Of Now?
On November 14th, 2013 during testimony to the Senate Banking committee, Senator Dean Heller asked Fed vice Chairwoman Janet Yellen if she understood what drove the price of gold up in the market.