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October 31, 2011 Press Release
Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) today praised an agreement between Reno-based Western Lithium and the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory as a major step toward the commercialization of lithium carbonate from the company's Kings
October 27, 2011 Press Release
Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) will participate in the Nevada Day festivities in his hometown of Carson City on Saturday, October 29.
October 26, 2011 Press Release
House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) today announced Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) as the newest member of the committee. This is Amodei's third and final committee assignment in addition to the Judiciary and Veterans Affai
October 26, 2011 Press Release
I'm very pleased with the talented team that we were able to assemble to serve the people of the 2nd Congressional District of Nevada, said Amodei. "I want all my constituents to know that they shouldn't hesitate to contact either my Nevada or W
October 24, 2011 Press Release
I'm happy that the President has changed his mind about the propriety of visiting Las Vegas, but with all due respect, between his harmful comments about our tourism industry in 2009 and 2010 and the continued failure of his economic policies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                        Contact: Brian Baluta (202) 225-6155
October 24, 2011

Today, Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) issued the following statement:

"I'm happy that the President has changed his mind about the propriety of visiting Las Vegas, but with all due respect, between his harmful comments about our tourism industry in 2009 and 2010 and the continued failure of his economic policies, I think he's done enough already for Nevada.

"When the President and his party controlled Washington, they could have done anything that they wanted to encourage economic growth and address the mortgage crisis. Instead they drove up record debt, squandered taxpayer dollars on bailouts for politically-connected companies, and froze job-creation with harmful regulations like Obama-care and Dodd-Frank.  

"Now, with bipartisan opposition to the President's economic plan, he wants to bypass Congress in order to advance more misguided policy. Such a move ignores the basic message that was sent with my election in September and the turnover of the House last November: Nevadans and the American people don't want more of a political agenda. They want results on the ground."  

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September 15, 2011 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mark Amodei was sworn in this afternoon as a Member of the United States House of Representatives. Congressman Amodei represents the 2nd congressional district of Nevada.
February 1, 2011 Press Release
According to Thomas Jefferson, 'When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.' The American people are very skeptical of their government and rightly so.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE                             Contact: Brian Baluta (202) 225-6155

February 9, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. --Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) today voted in favor of the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act, which passed the House 417 to 2. The bill would affirm that members of Congress and employees are not exempt from the insider trading prohibitions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Congressman Amodei: "According to Thomas Jefferson, 'When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.' The American people are very skeptical of their government and rightly so.

"I think it's vital that the federal government takes steps to be more transparent and accountable to the American people. We are not above the law, everyone must play by the same rules, and that is our moral and Constitutional obligation to uphold."

The legislation would require disclosure and reporting requirements for members of Congress and employees of the House for investment transactions of more than $1,000. It would deny government pensions to those convicted of a felony, adds a new requirement for members to report mortgages on personal residences on their annual disclosures, and prevents members and senior staff from getting special treatment to participate in initial public offerings (IPOs). 

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January 23, 2011 Press Release
The President's oratory skills are well-known. And I expect that this State of the Union will be no different. My concern is that we've had plenty of opportunity for political pontification on both sides.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE                             Contact: Brian Baluta (202) 225-6155
January 23, 2011


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) today released the following statement regarding the President's State Of The Union (SOTU) address, which is scheduled for Tuesday, January 24 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern (6:00 p.m. Pacific):

"The President's oratory skills are well-known. And I expect that this State of the Union will be no different. My concern is that we've had plenty of opportunity for political pontification on both sides.

"While such opportunities are part and parcel of our system of government, the crisis in Washington these days is that it produces more rhetoric than it does policy.

"It's my belief that Nevadans and Americans have seen through the posturing and are demanding meaningful production from their elected officials aimed at fueling private-sector recovery, job-creation, budget-discipline and debt-reduction.

"This requires thoughtfulness, dialogue, action and compromise. It discourages me to see a pattern of disrespect for the federal legislative process occasioned by those who would simply not respond to ideas with which they disagree.

"No budget from Senate leadership in 1,000 days, the refusal to debate the 28 House-passed jobs bills, and the failure to appoint conference committees to allow discussion has resulted in an unprecedented level of political gridlock, which ignores the needs of Nevada and the nation.

"Ben Franklin once said, 'Well done is better than well said.' To put it another way, 'Show me. Don't tell me.'

"We've heard plenty. What we need is leadership on all fronts, which so far has been in short supply at the worst possible time."

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