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Heck appears to have gotten wish on committee assignments
Monday, December 20, 2010
He hasn’t yet had to cast his first vote, but so far, Joe Heck’s introduction to Washington appears to be going off without a hitch.
Reid: Solar thermal project near Tonopah to create more than 500 new jobs in Nevada
Monday, December 20, 2010
Sen. Harry Reid announced Monday that the Department of Interior gave its final approval for Nevada’s first solar thermal plant, a project Reid said is also likely to create about 500 jobs.
Senate repeals 'don't ask, don't tell' with help from Ensign
Senate repeals 'don't ask, don't tell' with help from Ensign
Saturday, December 18, 2010
The Senate voted to repeal the military’s longstanding policy against gays and lesbians serving openly in the military today, sending the measure to the President’s desk for his signature with both of Nevada’s senators on board.
Senate drums out DREAM Act; expected to OK gays in military
Senate drums out DREAM Act; expected to OK gays in military
Saturday, December 18, 2010
After a series of Saturday morning votes, the DREAM Act is dead, and a repeal of the 17-year "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy against gays serving openly in the military is all but guaranteed to pass when the Senate votes on final passage at 3 p.m. Eastern time today.
Key votes set for today on DREAM Act, gays in the military
Key votes set for today on DREAM Act, gays in the military
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Nevadans who have been following the debates on the repeal of the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy and passage of the DREAM Act will want to be paying attention early this morning.
House passes tax extension bill
Thursday, December 16, 2010
The House of Representatives cleared a comprehensive tax extension bill in the final seconds of Thursday night, sending the two-year framework of tax cuts, unemployment insurance extensions and temporary payroll tax holidays back to the president, who drafted them, for his signature.
Estate tax becomes focal point of tax extension debate
Thursday, December 16, 2010
The House was poised to stay in session past midnight Thursday to have a double-bill of votes on the tax extension package, an exercise serving both practical and political ends.
Photo: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid holds a copy of
Harry Reid blasts 'hypocrite' Republicans over earmark spending
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had a message for his antagonists today. To Republicans: stop being such hypocrites. To the White House: stay out of my Congress. “I do not want to give up more power to the White House, whether it's George Bush or Barack Obama, and I'm going to fight as hard as I can against President Obama on these earmarks, and my Republican colleagues who hate to vote for them but love to get them,” Reid said.
Tax debate shifts to House and Shelley Berkley's estate provision
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
The Senate has passed the president’s two-year tax extension, but bets are still off in the House, where it seems the bill’s fate is hanging in the balance of one provision backed, drafted, and drilled by Nevada’s own Shelley Berkley.
Berkley's estate tax measure at issue as Congress takes up taxes
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
The president’s two-year tax extension is all but guaranteed to pass the Senate later today, but bets are still off in the House, where it seems the bill’s fate is hanging in the balance of one provision backed, drafted and drilled by Nevada’s own Shelley Berkley.
Reid, Ensign focusing on numbers that bolster their arguments
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Nevada’s two senators are in the closest thing to a math fight they’ve had for a while, albeit somewhat indirectly, as each throws out his best numbers for and against the tax bill.
Harry Reid: Congress will 'get it done,' even if it means working into new year
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Speaking to reporters this afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid delivered a pre-Christmas lump of coal that could last through the whole holiday season: Yes, he knows everyone’s itching to get home, but he’s prepared to have them hunker down through the new near, if that’s what it takes to finish his agenda.
Budget bill might be final option in fading effort to legalize online poker
Budget bill might be final option in fading effort to legalize online poker
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
The proposal to legalize some online gambling appears to have little chance of passage. But because its legalization would be a tax revenue-generator, it could be attached to the federal budget.
John Ensign among 15 to vote against tax bill motion
Monday, December 13, 2010
After clearing a procedural vote with an overwhelming majority, it looks like the Senate will be poised to pass the tax bill — but not everyone is on board.
Photo: Majority Leader Harry Reid listens as Sen. Christo
GOP backs health care ruling; Harry Reid calls it an 'outlier'
Monday, December 13, 2010
Nevada lawmakers weighed in on a federal judge's decision in Virginia that the sweeping health care reform law Congress passed earlier this year is unconstitutional, handing a political victory to Republicans and Tea Partiers who have long been been calling for its repeal.

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