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House will vote on Senate compromise, but Nevada Republicans aren't completely satisfied
House will vote on Senate compromise, but Nevada Republicans aren't completely satisfied
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Politics:
The House won’t put up a last-minute fight against a Senate compromise to restore the budget and avert the debt ceiling. But Nevada Republicans aren’t too thrilled about the way the crisis is coming to a close.
Photo: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada is sur
Nevada congressional delegates have had it with shutdown standoff
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has had it with House Speaker John Boehner. He said he is "very disappointed" after Boehner blindsided him.
Nevada turns out in force on Capitol Hill to support Tule Springs legislation
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Politics:
The hometown crew was out in full force at the House Natural Resources Committee on Thursday, singing the praises of legislation to declare Tule Springs a national monument. The bill to bring Tule Springs into the national parks system was one of three Nevada bills heard at Thursday morning’s public lands subcommittee hearing, which drew local mayors, city planners and all four members of the Nevada delegation.
Senate votes down House budget bill; Reid says, 'We are not making changes to Obamacare'
Senate votes down House budget bill; Reid says, 'We are not making changes to Obamacare'
Monday, September 30, 2013
As expected, the Senate voted down the House's latest version of a temporary budget bill Monday afternoon in a straight party-line vote, kicking things back to the House with just hours left on the clock before a government shutdown.
Louisiana senator files ethics complaint against Reid, Boxer
Louisiana senator files ethics complaint against Reid, Boxer
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Politics:
Capitol Hill publication Roll Call is reporting that Sen. David Vitter has filed an expanded ethics complaint against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Sen. Barbara Boxer for improperly targeting his past through a piece of legislation
Photo: U.S. Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) announces he will not
Watchdog group hounds government for files on Ensign case
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a formal complaint this week to force the DOJ to turn over files collected during its now-defunct investigation of John Ensign.
Senate passes tax cut extension for those earning $250,000 or less
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Democrats in the Senate faced down the closest thing to a legislative dare from Republican leaders Wednesday and passed a tax cut extension for those earning $250,000 or less by a simple majority.
Photo: The U.S. flag flies half-mast at the U.S. Embassy
Senate observes moment of silence in honor of Colorado shooting victims
Monday, July 23, 2012
Sen. Harry Reid led the Senate in a moment of silence Monday afternoon for the moviegoers who died in a horrific shooting in Aurora, Colo., last week, making special mention of one of the victims who hails from Reno.
Photo: Rep. Dean Heller, R-Nev., is seen in his office on
Dean Heller files amendment that repeals tax breaks for oil companies
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Nevada Sen. Dean Heller still probably won’t be voting for the Democrats’ Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act when the Senate votes on it later this week. But that didn’t stop him from pulling a sleight of hand Tuesday to claim the issue as his own.
Photo: Sen. Dean Heller's wife, Lynne, whispers to him as
Vote on bureau chief could have larger ramifications for Nevada
Sunday, December 4, 2011
The White House is turning up the pressure on Republican Senators in seven states, including Nevada, to press them to vote to confirm former Ohio attorney general Richard Cordray as director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau when his nomination comes before the Senate this week.
Democrats suggest not sitting by party at State of Union
Democrats suggest not sitting by party at State of Union
Friday, January 14, 2011
There are many traditions associated with the president’s State of the Union address. Democrats are pushing to turn one of the most longstanding traditions on its head.
Obama administration eyes reduction in greenhouse gas emissions
Monday, January 3, 2011
With the political momentum for energy legislation ground to a standstill in Congress, the Obama administration is taking the reins on emissions reform, issuing a sweeping new framework of greenhouse gas reduction requirements that are causing energy providers across the country to do a slow burn.
House OKs 9/11 health care bill, Heller leaves early
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Winter vacation is finally starting for members of the House of Representatives — though for one Nevada rep, it looks like it came a little bit early.
9/11 health care bill still on Reid's agenda
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
So it appears the lame duck session is boiling down to a standoff over one final bill — once the Senate ratifies the START treaty today that is. But this is no normal political fistfight.
Senate improves food safety screenings
Monday, December 20, 2010
Chalk one up for the spirit of compromise: the Senate actually agreed on something. Something kind of complicated.

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