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December 20, 2011 Press Release
Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) today issued the following statement regarding his yea vote on H.Res. 501, which rejected the Senate's 60-day extenders plan and requested a conference to hammer out differences between the chambers: "A week ago on Decem
December 19, 2011 Press Release
To enact a 60-day extension of these important programs instead of a year, which would give doctors, patients, seniors, taxpayers and those looking for predictability and stability in their personal lives and jobs, is a can-kick of Olympic proportions. I
December 16, 2011 Press Release
The cost to run the government is something that I need to be able to justify to my fellow Nevadans, to whom I clearly communicated a position of discipline in spending and reducing the deficit. While there is much that I can find to support in this bill

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December 16, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) today issued the following statement regarding his nay vote on the bill to fund the government through FY2012:

"The cost to run the government is something that I need to be able to justify to my fellow Nevadans, to whom I clearly communicated a position of discipline in spending and reducing the deficit. While there is much that I can find to support in this bill, including disaster relief that is offset so as not to add to the deficit, I am disappointed that it does not do more to reduce overall spending.

"Every hour, the federal government spends $148 million it doesn't have. I voted against this bill because it only reduces spending from the previous year by less than $8 billion or roughly two days worth of government spending. In fact, the bill passed today actually spends $24 billion more than the budget the House passed earlier this year.

"As a Member of Congress, the loudest message I can send is through my votes on government spending. With the economy continuing to struggle and Americans look for signs that their government can do something about our $15 trillion debt and avoid another credit downgrade, I could not in good faith vote yes.

"The answer to every problem is not more federal spending, especially when that means burying future generations under a mountain of debt. And unfortunately, a relatively small spending reduction when we're $15 trillion in the red does not, in my opinion, go far enough in the right direction."     

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December 15, 2011 Press Release
Today, the House Judiciary Committee will mark up the Stop Online Piracy Act (H.R. 3261), a bill that stops foreign online criminals from stealing and selling America's intellectual property and keeping the profits for themselves. According to estima
December 15, 2011 Press Release
Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) today voted in favor of H.R. 1540, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report, which passed the House 283 to 136 with broad bi-partisan support.
December 13, 2011 Press Release
Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) announced today that he will vote in favor of H.R. 3630, the Middle Class Tax Relief & Job Creation Act of 2011, which would provide a fully offset extension of the current payroll tax holiday, an extension of emergency fede
November 29, 2011 Press Release
Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) today recognized the members of his Service Academy Selection Committee, who interviewed 38 potential service academy students for Congressional nominations on Saturday, November 19.
November 17, 2011 Press Release
Washington, D.C. has a fatal spending problem, which is every American's problem because it's dragging down our economy and our way of life. Unless we get spending under control now, the country we give our grandchildren will be in far worse shape
November 16, 2011 Press Release
Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) today voted in favor of H.R. 822 the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011, which passed the House with bipartisan support 272 to 154. This legislation would require states that permit carrying concealed firearms t
November 15, 2011 Press Release
I believe that the individual mandate is unconstitutional and it is my hope that the Supreme Court will overturn it. Already, during my short time in Congress, I voted to repeal a provision of the President's health care law that raised eligibility f

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November 15, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) today issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's decision to take up the challenges to the President's health care legislation:

"I believe that the individual mandate is unconstitutional and it is my hope that the Supreme Court will overturn it. Already, during my short time in Congress, I voted to repeal a provision of the President's health care law that raised eligibility for Medicaid far beyond the intended poverty level. This correction is estimated to save taxpayers at least $13 billion over 10 years. I eagerly await the Court's decision and from there we'll be able to assess the path for repealing what amounts to government control of 16% of our economy."

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