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