Politics + Government

Nevada families have netted $750 million from child tax credit so far this year

BY: - November 30, 2021

Nevada families have received more than $750 million from expanded child tax credit direct payments since the program began in July. More than 595,000 children in Nevada benefited from the credits in November, according to data released by the U.S. Treasury and Internal Revenue Service. In Nevada, $155 million was distributed to 353,000 qualified families, […]

GOP labels Interior oil leasing report an ‘attack,’ environmentalists call it ‘weak’

BY: - November 30, 2021

The U.S. Interior Department recommended increased fees for oil and gas exploration on federal lands as part of a long-awaited report released Friday that environmental groups said didn’t go far enough in limiting fossil fuels and Republicans derided as an attack on domestic producers. The report, ordered by President Joe Biden during his first week in […]

How paid leave, immigration could get left behind in Biden’s social policy bill

BY: and - November 29, 2021

WASHINGTON-Congressional Democrats cheered on the floor of the U.S. House after approving President Joe Biden’s massive social spending and climate bill. But a major struggle lies ahead in the coming month in the U.S. Senate, where Democrats cannot lose any votes within their party if they are to send the so-called Build Back Better measure […]

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Barely half of Mountain West residents acknowledge Biden’s win was legit, survey says

BY: - November 24, 2021

A sizable minority of residents in Nevada and neighboring Mountain West states think violence is justified when the government fails its people, according to a new survey. And only 51% of adults surveyed this fall in Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming and Montana acknowledged President Joe Biden legitimately beat former President Donald J. Trump in the […]

Infrastructure bill means tens of thousands of high-paying NV jobs, Lee says

BY: - November 24, 2021

Supporters of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act believe an estimated 140,000 new jobs could be generated in Nevada over the next decade. At an AFL-CIO town hall Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Susie Lee told union members the bill won’t just create employment but also implement penalties and incentives on projects to ensure fair and prevailing […]

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Titus, Horsford reiterate call for Senate to diss parliamentarian’s immigration rulings

BY: - November 23, 2021

Legislation passed by House Democrats as part of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better social spending bill doesn’t include a pathway to citizenship for immigrants, a move Nevada Democratic Reps. Dina Titus and Steven Horsford criticized in a letter. The letter, signed by several Democratic House members, was sent to Senate leadership Monday urging that […]

COMMENTARY

Evelyn Doublespeak and the Gaslighters

BY: - November 23, 2021

Doublespeak: deliberately euphemistic, ambiguous, or obscure language. Example: I’m sorry you were offended by my motion suggesting you might not be fit to live. It was not my intent to offend you. I am just stating a fact based on the, um, facts that your behavior has demonstrated on certain, perhaps, occasions when there is […]

Horsford joined chorus urging Biden to tap strategic petroleum reserves

BY: - November 22, 2021

On the eve of the White House announcing it would do so, Nevada Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford on Monday joined calls urging President Joe Biden to make use of emergency petroleum reserves in an effort to lower gas prices. Tuesday morning, the White House announced the Department of Energy will release of 50 million barrels […]

COMMENTARY

The right spits up a new American idol

BY: - November 21, 2021

Weapons worship is woven into our society. And the comfort with which a significant portion of the population denies structural racism is matched only by the bitterness with which they try to cling to it. Little wonder that white gun culture occupies a hallowed presence in the judicial system (reinforced of course by a perverse […]

Finally – Democrats get Build Back Better bill through the House

BY: , and - November 19, 2021

WASHINGTON — Lower prescription drug costs. Expansion of the child tax credit through 2022. Access to affordable child care. Universal preschool for every three- and four-year old. Tax cuts for low-income workers, and tax hikes for corporations and billionaires. The largest federal ever single investment to confront the impacts of climate change. Those were just […]

U.S. House censures Arizona’s Paul Gosar, boots him from committees

BY: and - November 17, 2021

The U.S. House voted 223-207 Wednesday to censure Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar and strip him of his committee assignments, following his social media post of a manipulated cartoon that depicted him attacking Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and President Joe Biden. Republican Reps. Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois voted with all Democrats present […]

Pick to lead U.S. Fish and Wildlife vows ‘collaborative conservation’ at agency

BY: - November 17, 2021

President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service pledged Wednesday to let science guide decision-making at the agency and to collaborate with government and private partners. Martha Williams, the former director for the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, told the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee that wildlife […]