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  • House passes bill to boost post office funding by $25 billion, block service changes

    Nevada Current

    August 23, 2020

    The U.S. House convened a rare weekend session Saturday in an attempt to stop the U.S. Postal Service from allegedly disrupting mail service to sabotage the November elections.

    The Democratic-led chamber passed a bill 257-150 that would infuse $25 billion into the agency as it prepares for a surge in mail-in ballots and bar it from changing operations or service levels in place at the beginning of the year.

  • Nevada Democrats hope to build on Biden’s big night

    Las Vegas Sun

    August 20, 2020

    Joe Biden on Thursday accepted the Democratic nomination for president, vowing to be a leader for all Americans — and not just those who support him.

    In Nevada, Democratic officials continued their praise of Biden, who they say will bring stability to the country after four turbulent years of President Donald Trump.

  • Cortez Masto says elect Joe Biden, Democratic senators

    Las Vegas Review Journal

    August 20, 2020

    Nevada Democrats wrapped up the last in a series of virtual kick-off events ahead of the final day of the Democratic National Convention on Thursday with speeches from Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez and other local leaders.

  • Laid-off Nevadans in need of $600 weekly jobless benefit

    Lav Vegas Sun

    August 15, 2020

    Unemployment insurance is a federal-state program that helps many Americans who have lost their jobs by temporarily replacing part of their wages while they look for work. It is a form of social insurance in which taxes collected from employers are paid into the state unemployment insurance trust fund on behalf of working people to provide them with income support if they lose their jobs.

  • Indy DC Download: As negotiations collapse, congressional Democrats push for state and local aid in the next pandemic bill

    The Nevada Independent

    August 8, 2020

    Before talks on the next pandemic bill flatlined on Friday, Nevada’s congressional Democrats spent much of last week pressuring GOP leaders to pass a package with aid for state and local governments and other Democratic priorities.

  • Local Dems Group Hosts Meeting With Rep. Horsford

    The Progress

    August 12, 2020

    The Mesquite to Moapa Democrats hosted a virtual Meet the Candidate event with Nevada Congressman Steven Horsford (D-Las Vegas) on Wednesday, Aug.12.

    The meeting, which was held over an online platform brought together around 40 Democratic voters from both valleys to both hear what Horsford had to say and ask him questions.

  • Nevada’s Horsford seeks COVID-19 funds for returning workers

    Las Vegas Sun

    July 23, 2020

    Two U.S. House Democrats are seeking to extend federal unemployment assistance and benefits to those reentering the workforce during the pandemic.

    U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small of New Mexico and Rep. Steven Horsford of Nevada introduced Thursday the Back on Your Feet Act. The bill seeks to provide a one-time federal payment to residents returning to work.

  • House passes bipartisan public lands bill; next stop president’s desk

    Nevada Current

    July 23, 2020

    Major environmental legislation sailed through Congress Wednesday while the nation’s political leaders were stuck in intense negotiations over the contours of a fifth coronavirus relief package.

  • Horsford: I won’t let Nevada voices be ignored on wildlife refuge

    Las Vegas Sun

    July 21, 2020

    Nevada has been united in the cause to protect and preserve its public lands. Environmentalists, Native American communities, veterans groups and entrepreneurs alike have expressed their strong position to conserve our precious wildlife and natural areas.


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