A pivotal Senate race in Nevada that Republicans and Democrats covet for control of the upper chamber of Congress has become ground zero in the Yucca Mountain debate.
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.
Congressional Democratic colleagues from Las Vegas and the District of Columbia met Thursday to square up a hockey wager on the Stanley Cup Finals between the Capitals and Golden Knights.
With early returns in, Republican Sen. Dean Heller and Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen appeared to be headed to win their respective Nevada primaries Tuesday, setting up what is expected to be one of the most closely watched Senate races in the nation.
The state of Nevada is asking a regulatory commissioner to recuse himself from any federal decision on Yucca Mountain, citing his past advocacy and public comments critical of local opposition to the controversial project.
An amendment backed by Nevada Democrats that would have stripped money for the proposed Yucca Mountain project from a spending bill for the Department of Energy died in the House on Thursday.
House Republicans struggled Thursday to find consensus on the future of undocumented immigrants who were illegally brought into the country, but House Speaker Paul Ryan still vowed to bring legislation to the floor for a vote before the midterm election.
House Republican leaders continued negotiations Wednesday to resolve a split in the GOP caucus over undocumented immigrant children who were brought into this country illegally.
Sweeping legislation to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs, fund improved programs that serve millions of vets nationwide, including roughly 300,000 in Nevada, was signed into law Wednesday by President Donald Trump.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell canceled summer recess, keeping lawmakers in the nation’s capital and off the campaign trail — an election-year decision that may benefit Republicans over Democrats.
Congress returns this week to the searing political issue of undocumented immigrant children, known as DREAMers, against the backdrop of midterm elections.
A $44.7 billion spending package for energy programs, including the Yucca Mountain project, is scheduled for a vote in the House this week.
It’s been a 20-year wait and Capitals fans are ready to “Rock the Red” against the first-year wunderkind Golden Knights
Tensions are boiling over in the House, where support for an immigration proposal for undocumented children threatens to tear apart the House Republican Caucus.
A Stanley Cup battle between the Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals spilled into the halls of Congress where Rep. Dina Titus of Las Vegas and District of Columbia Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton wagered on the matchup.
The move by Senate appropriators sets up another showdown with the House, which approved the $120 million requested by the Trump administration to restart the licensing process.