On Tuesday, Representative Steven Horsford (NV-4) made the following announcement regarding flooding around the Las Vegas Valley area:
“After speaking with the National Park Service (NPS), my office was able to work with local and national agency officials to waive entrance fees for local residents using alternate routes through the Lake Mead National Recreation Area as a result of flooding around the Las Vegas Valley.
“I thank the NPS for moving quickly, working with the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), and recognizing the difficulty of these weather-related events on my constituents.
“As NDOT works to repair roads damaged by flooding, it is once again remarkably clear that we need to increase investment in our infrastructure. While I have no doubt that the NDOT will get the job done, Congress needs to step up support for funding through avenues like TIGER grants.
“Today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced $29 million in funding for TIGER grants in Nevada. These resources keep our roads safe and create jobs. I applaud his efforts, and I will renew efforts in the House to call for more funding to secure our roads and bridges.
“While crews continue to fix flood-damaged roads, I urge all Nevadans to exercise extreme caution when traveling and to avoid the affected areas.”