President Joe Biden rolled out enhanced federal efforts to curtail the increased spread of the delta variant of the COVID-19 virus as vaccination rates stagnate in states including Nevada.
Gary Martin is the Washington correspondent for the Review-Journal covering Congress. He previously served as political and government editor for the San Antonio Express-News. He has worked at newspapers in Texas and Arizona. Martin received a journalism degree from Colorado State University.
Rep. Dina Titus persuaded a committee chairman to allow the backers of the Brightline West train from Las Vegas to Victorville to apply for federal funds for the project.
Republicans blocked a Democratic voting rights bill in the Senate on Tuesday, raising questions once again about possibly eliminating the filibuster.
A sweeping lands bill that would provide protection for 2 million acres for recreation and conservation in exchange for offering public land for development in Clark County is facing criticism from environmental groups.
The bill would provide federal assistance for hotels to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
The Nevada Democrat and senior Republicans urged Senate leaders Wednesday to immediately fund the Byrne Justice Assistance Program despite an impasse over police reform.
Participation in outdoor recreation increased during the pandemic, but trip cancellations and travel restrictions resulted in job losses in some sectors of the industry in Nevada and other states, officials told a Senate subcommittee on tourism Tuesday.
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Monday promoted responsible extraction of lithium in Nevada as part of a national blueprint to manufacture more lithium-ion batteries.
Outraged lawmakers are saying a wild horse adoption program should be halted and an investigation should be conducted following a report that some of the horses were sold to buyers and slaughtered for meat.