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January 22, 2015 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – United States Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) teamed with Congressmen Mark Amodei (NV-02), Joe Heck (NV-03), and Cresent Hardy (NV-04) to introduce the Nevada Land Sovereignty Act of 2015. Congressman Amodei introduced a companion bill in the United States House of Representatives. The legislation prevents the threat of executive action designating or expanding national monuments without Congressional approval or local support.
January 14, 2015 Press Release
House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers today announced the Republican membership of the 12 appropriations subcommittees for the 114th Congress. Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) traded his seat on Commerce, Justice, Science for one on Interior, a key move for Nevada. He will continue to serve on the Financial Services and Legislative Branch subcommittees.
January 14, 2015 Press Release
Today, Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) voted in favor of H.R. 240, the FY 2015 Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations bill, which included amendments to defund the President's executive action on immigration. The legislation passed 236 to 191. The vote makes good on the House Republican strategy to use a three-month Continuing Resolution (CR) to delay a vote on the DHS appropriations bill until that time it could be passed and sent to a Republican-controlled Senate in the 114th Congress.
January 7, 2015 Press Release
Members of the Congressional Western Caucus announced today that Congressman Cynthia Lummis (WY-At Large) will Chair the caucus for the 114th Congress. Former Chairman Steve Pearce (NM-02) will step into the position of Chairman Emeritus along with Representative Rob Bishop (UT-01). In addition, Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03), Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-02), and Congressman Paul Gosar (AZ-04) were named Vice Chairmen for the upcoming Congress.
December 18, 2014 Press Release
CARSON CITY, NEV. – Today, Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) responded to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell's statement regarding a rider in the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015 delaying for one year the potential Endangered Species Act (ESA) listing of the Sage Hen. He released the following statement:
December 12, 2014 Press Release
Today, language introduced by Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) to delay for one year any potential Endangered Species Act (ESA) listing of the sage hen was included in H.R. 83, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015, which passed the House 219 to 206. Amodei released the following statement:
December 12, 2014 Press Release
Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) today voted for and the House passed H.R. 83, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015, 219 to 206. The bill would fully fund 11 of 12 regular appropriations bills through September 30, 2015 and would fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under a Continuing Resolution (CR) until February 27, 2015.
December 12, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in a big moment for Northern Nevada, a historic package of lands bills – six introduced by Rep. Mark Amodei (NV-2) and one by Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-4) –passed the Senate as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Also included in the defense spending bill was Rep. Horsford's Tule Springs legislation for Southern Nevada. The bills now move on to the President to be signed into law.
December 4, 2014 Press Release
Today, a historic package of Northern Nevada lands bills – six introduced by Rep. Mark Amodei (NV-2) and one by Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-4) – passed the House again, this time as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), in a move intended to help the Senate finally bring the legislation up for a vote in the waning days of the 113th Congress.
December 1, 2014 Press Release
Today, by suspension vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Congressman Mark Amodei's (NV-2) H.R. 2455, the Nevada Native Nations Lands Act, which includes six tribal lands measures, as well as a smaller conveyance to the City of Elko.

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