Senate Democrats make strong bid for Clever Bill Title of the Week

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Martin Falbisoner [CC BY-SA 3.0)

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Martin Falbisoner [CC BY-SA 3.0)
U.S. Senate Democrats, including Nevada’s Catherine Cortez Masto, announced Monday they have introduced the “Restrictions Against Illegitimate Declarations for Emergency Re-appropriations Act. Or as they like to call it, the “RAIDER” Act.

If passed, the bill would prohibit the president from declaring a national emergency to spend money on his wall, which he frequently half-threatens to do.

“President Trump shouldn’t be raiding essential funding from American recovering from natural disasters, or from our critical military infrastructure to pay for his vanity project,” Cortez Masto said.

Hugh Jackson
Editor | Hugh Jackson has been writing about Nevada policy and politics for more than 20 years. He was editor of the Las Vegas Business Press, senior editor at the Las Vegas CityLife weekly newspaper, daily political commentator on the Las Vegas NBC affiliate, and wrote the then-groundbreaking Las Vegas Gleaner, which among other things was the only independent political blog from Nevada that was credentialed at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. He spent a few years as a senior energy and environmental policy analyst for Public Citizen, and has occasionally worked as a consultant on mining, taxation, education and other issues for Nevada labor and public interest organizations. His freelance work has been published in outlets ranging from the Guardian to Desert Companion to In These Times to the Oil & Gas Journal. For several years he also taught U.S. History courses at UNLV. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, he was a reporter and then assistant managing editor at the Casper Star-Tribune, Wyoming’s largest newspaper.

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