Allison Winter

Allison Winter

Allison Winter is a Washington D.C. correspondent for States Newsroom, a network of state-based nonprofit news outlets that includes the Nevada Current.

probly radioactive

Cortez Masto prods Trump nominee to wade into tussle over wildlife refuge

By: - June 6, 2019

WASHINGTON — Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) pressed a Trump administration nominee on Wednesday to weigh in on a controversial plan that would downsize Nevada’s Desert National Wildlife Refuge. Cortez Masto pushed to secure a commitment from Robert Wallace — Trump’s pick to be the Interior Department’s assistant secretary for fish, wildlife and parks — […]

The red district

Lone GOP Rep. Amodei: ‘Now I am a collector’s item’

By: - May 13, 2019

WASHINGTON — After eight years in Congress, Rep. Mark Amodei has risen to a point of distinction he never hoped for: he is the only Republican left representing Nevada in Washington, D.C. As the last GOP standard-bearer in the delegation, Amodei says he feels a sense of responsibility to be a “conduit” between his state […]

drug run

Congress eyes Nevada’s plan to combat soaring drug prices

By: - April 29, 2019

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Congress is taking a page out of Nevada’s playbook in the effort to tamp down rising prescription drug prices. A prescription drug plan that was first put forward in Nevada is gaining traction in Washington as Rep. Steven Horsford pushes legislation that would require drug companies to explain big price jumps […]

yucca fatigue tho

Yucca Mountain dump: Dead or undead?

By: - April 12, 2019

WASHINGTON — There is a renewed push in Washington to reopen the debate on Yucca Mountain, with the Trump administration and some lawmakers seeing what they think is an opportunity this year to try to advance the project’s long-stalled licensing process. “It does appear we are on the cusp of actually getting something through,” Rep. Fred […]

cold water betcha

House Democrats assail Trump’s ‘reckless’ plan to slash national parks funding

By: - April 3, 2019

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats today berated the Trump administration for its proposal to cut funding next year at national parks across the west. At issue is President Trump’s proposed $2.7 billion budget for the National Park Service next year. Funding would fall 15 percent under the proposal, taking the agency down to spending levels […]

conflicted up

Trump’s Interior nominee plans to wade back into issues involving former clients

By: - March 28, 2019

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s pick to become the next head of the Interior Department intends to stop recusing himself from matters involving his former lobbying clients after this summer, the nominee told a key Senate panel. David Bernhardt — the nominee for Secretary of the U.S. Interior Department who is expected to win confirmation — […]