Nevada Rep. Dina Titus on Tuesday joined the growing chorus of those urging a name change for the Washington Redskins football team.
Gary Martin is the Washington correspondent for the Review-Journal covering Congress. He previously served as political and government editor for the San Antonio Express-News. He has worked at newspapers in Texas and Arizona. Martin received a journalism degree from Colorado State University.
Rep. Dina Titus has succeeded in inserting language into a House spending bill for the Energy Department that would ban nuclear testing in Nevada and provide no funding for Yucca Mountain.
U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen has endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for president, as well as Biden’s plan to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
Congress reached a last-minute deal to extend the Paycheck Protection Program that keeps federal assistance flowing to small businesses through next month. The bill now goes to President Trump for a signature.
Nevada’s U.S. senators have filed another bill to prevent the Trump administration from testing a nuclear weapon following earlier reports that an underground explosion was being considered.
As the coronavirus ravages state budgets, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto plans to push for the Senate to take up a House bill to provide local governments with federal assistance.
House Democrats used the anniversary of George Floyd’s death under the knee of a Minneapolis policeman to pass a sweeping law enforcement reform bill Thursday that would ban tactics such as chokeholds and make it easier to prosecute officers for misconduct.
Democratic senators blocked a Republican police reform bill from advancing to a vote, while Democrats in the House prepared their own bill on the subject.
Changing public attitudes about racial inequality could propel a legislative effort to designate Juneteenth, which recognizes the end of slavery, as a federal holiday.
The Small Business Administration has revised the rules governing the Paycheck Protection Program to allow those with certain criminal convictions in the recent past to participate.
Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he’s cancer-free and credits a California firm that has landed a contract to develop a vaccine to fight the coronavirus.