Fire Season is Here: Congress Must Act

By Senator Catherine Cortez Masto Congress recently passed a bipartisan budget agreement that addresses many crucial priorities for Nevadan’s. Yet Congress failed to address the critical issue of empowering federal agencies and state fire d … [Read more...]

Wild horse issue needs a compromise solution

Let the caterwauling continue. The headline over a press release by a group calling itself the American Wild Horse Campaign reads, “80+ Organizations Oppose Trump Administration Plan to Slaughter America’s Mustangs.” The trigger for the press re … [Read more...]

Head of EPA bemoans ‘weaponization’ of his agency

Under the Constitution the duty of the executive branch of the federal government is to enforce the laws enacted by Congress. Somewhere along the way some presidents and many of their appointed administrators of the various executive branches have … [Read more...]

Suit to block feral horse plan is frivolous

As sure as hogs wallow in slop, one month after the Bureau of Land Management announced a plan to properly control the population of feral horses on a nearly 4 million-acre tract of land 50 miles southeast of Elko, a New York nonprofit group calling … [Read more...]

Candidates should promise to end earmarks

Everybody loves to hate earmarks. Don't they? Nevada Democratic Congresswoman Jacky Rosen, who is running for the Senate in a bid to unseat incumbent Republican Sen. Dean Heller, recently introduced legislation to ban earmarks. Earmarks are those … [Read more...]

Nevada should impose work requirement for Medicaid enrollees

Even though Congress could not find a way to repeal the budget-busting, economy-distorting Affordable Care Act, affectionately known as ObamaCare, there are still a few things the states can do to ameliorate its impact. Chief among these, … [Read more...]


Today, Rep. Ruben J. Kihuen released the statement below ahead of votes expected later this afternoon by the U.S. House of Representatives to reopen the federal government and end the Republican shutdown: “While I am pleased that today will end four … [Read more...]

A Bipartisan Priority for Congress

Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.)  There is no denying that the internet has radically changed the ways we communicate, shop, learn, and engage with the world around us. Yet despite the internet’s importance to our everyday lives, not every Am … [Read more...]

Dean Heller Press Release

 After Jacky Rosen voted to shut down the government yesterday, Chuck Schumer and the Senate Democrats just finished the job tonight. Their selfish stunt has put vulnerable seniors, children, and veterans at risk, as well as forcing our military to s … [Read more...]

Nevada challenges California’s sanctuary cities

This past summer Nevada joined with other states in challenging a California federal judge’s decision to block President Trump’s executive order that would deny some federal funding for sanctuary cities, saying that such cities near Nevada pose a thr … [Read more...]