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Robin Bravender

Robin Bravender

Robin Bravender was the States Newsroom Washington Bureau Chief from January 2019 until June 2020. She coordinated the network’s national coverage and reported on states’ congressional delegations, federal agencies, the White House and the federal courts. Prior to that, Robin was an editor and reporter at E&E News, a reporter at Politico, and a freelance producer for Reuters TV.

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Cortez Masto urges BLM to rethink Nevada drilling leases

By: - November 5, 2019

WASHINGTON — Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto is urging the Bureau of Land Management to reconsider its plans to auction off oil and gas drilling leases for more than 500,000 acres of land in Nevada.  The Trump administration is planning to offer 263 parcels of land in Lincoln, Nye and White Pine Counties during an […]

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House green-lights Trump impeachment inquiry

By: - October 31, 2019

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Thursday voted to formalize its impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.  Lawmakers adopted a resolution that lays out procedures for the inquiry that is already taking place in the House. That investigation is centered on whether the president abused his power by attempting to pressure the president of Ukraine […]

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U.S. House votes to ban mining near Grand Canyon

By: - October 30, 2019

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House approved legislation Wednesday to permanently ban uranium and other hardrock mining near the Grand Canyon.  The bill from Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, passed by a vote of 236-185.  The legislation would permanently withdraw about 1 million acres of public lands north and south […]

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VanDyke called ‘arrogant’ and ‘not qualified’ for 9th Circuit seat

By: - October 30, 2019

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats expressed deep misgivings about a Trump administration nominee for a federal appeals court on Wednesday, pointing to a scathing review by a legal association and his past statements on LGBTQ rights. Lawrence VanDyke — who was Nevada’s solicitor general under Attorney General Adam Laxalt — was nominated by President Donald Trump […]

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Entire NV House delegation votes to sanction Turkey, recognize Armenian genocide

By: - October 29, 2019

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Tuesday passed legislation with broad bipartisan support — including all the members from Nevada — to impose sanctions against Turkey for its military invasion of northern Syria.  The legislation passed the House by a vote of 403-16. It comes after the chamber voted earlier this month to approve a […]

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Nevada’s entire House delegation condemns Trump’s Syria troop withdrawal

By: - October 16, 2019

WASHINGTON — All four members of Nevada’s representatives in the U.S. House  Wednesday voted to approve a resolution condemning President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of U.S. troops from northern Syria.  The resolution passed the House with broad bipartisan support, delivering a stinging rebuke to the president. The final vote was 354-60.  “For years, the Syrian Kurdish […]

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Professor Congresswoman Titus wants to school you on emoluments

By: - September 25, 2019

WASHINGTON — Before she was elected to the U.S. House, Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.) taught government at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, for three decades.  “We had serious discussions about the role of the Legislature holding the executive branch accountable,” she said at a hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday.  Titus brought out her professor […]

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House launches official impeachment inquiry; people ‘get this,’ Titus says

By: - September 24, 2019

WASHINGTON — It’s official: President Donald Trump is the subject of a U.S. House impeachment inquiry.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Tuesday that they’re moving forward with an “official impeachment inquiry” into the president in the wake of reports that he pressured the Ukrainian president to investigate his political opponent, former Vice President Joe […]

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Horsford, Lee say Trump has ‘forced’ them to join calls for impeachment

By: and - September 24, 2019

If President Trump does not release the report from a whistleblower alleging he attempted to coerce Ukraine into investigating Joe Biden, “Congress has the constitutional duty to begin impeachment proceedings and we will exercise our solemn responsibility as Members of Congress to support those proceedings,” Nevada Democratic Reps. Steven Horsford and Susie Lee said in […]

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Trump’s pick for labor secretary questioned gay rights in 1985 article

By: - September 19, 2019

WASHINGTON — When Eugene Scalia was a fourth-year English major at the University of Virginia in 1985, he penned an article for the student paper about gay rights.  In it, he referred to a lesbian couple that had visited the university, “the proud parents of a daughter fathered by a homosexual acquaintance.” He went on, […]

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Trump to block states from setting tougher emission standards for cars

By: - September 18, 2019

WASHINGTON — President Trump declared Wednesday that he’s revoking California’s ability to set tougher greenhouse gas standards for automobiles, a move his critics say will harm industry and hinder nationwide efforts to combat climate change.  “The Trump Administration is revoking California’s Federal Waiver on emissions in order to produce far less expensive cars for the […]

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U.S. House Democrats advance impeachment investigation

By: - September 12, 2019

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats edged closer Thursday to launching formal impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.  The House Judiciary Committee voted 24-17 along party lines to adopt a resolution laying out procedures for an impeachment investigation in the committee.   The vote came after two hours of heated debate over Democrats’ motivations. The committee’s Democratic […]