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January 1, 2013 Press Release
I respectfully decline to support a measure that raises $41 in revenue for every dollar of spending cuts (Congressional Budget Office). This is not a balanced approach. The status quo on the federal budget deficit and federal debt is not acceptable.
December 19, 2012 Press Release
U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) and Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) today announced language will be included in this year's defense authorization bill requiring the Department of Defense (DOD) to detail and address upcoming changes to TRICARE Prime.
December 5, 2012 Press Release
Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) today introduced, as an original cosponsor, the TRICARE Protection Act, to protect thousands of Northern Nevada's military retirees and their families from changes to TRICARE Prime
October 23, 2012 Press Release
Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) this week expressed his concerns to the Department of Defense (DoD) about its reported decision to discontinue TRICARE Prime health coverage for military retirees and their families throughout much of rural Nevada.
September 14, 2012 Press Release
Government should not be in the business of gambling the taxpayers' money on risky bets that in some cases seem to have been on the basis of political connections to the administration rather than merit, said Amodei.
September 13, 2012 Press Release
I continue to marvel at the Nevada BLM Office's unilateral policy of shutting down multiple hundreds of thousands of acres from responsible leasing programs, which give no right to do anything on the area leased without additional BLM applications

IMMEDIATE RELEASE                             Contact:        Brian Baluta, 202-225-6155

September 13, 2012                                                           

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) today expressed profound disappointment with the Nevada State Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) after receiving the agency news release announcing the exclusion of more than a quarter of a million acres in the Ely District from its most recent oil and gas competitive lease sale. The presence of the sage hen habitat is cited by the BLM as the basis for excluding two thirds of what was to be a 376,618 acre lease offering.

He released the following statement:

"I continue to marvel at the Nevada BLM Office's unilateral policy of shutting down multiple hundreds of thousands of acres from responsible leasing programs, which give no right to do anything on the area leased without additional BLM applications and permits, under the auspices of sage hen habitat protection.

"Nevada is not losing sage hen habitat due to competitive lease sales by Nevada BLM. It is losing habitat acres to wildfire. The misguided notion that regulating agribusiness, energy leasing and exploration, and the minerals industry will solve Nevada's habitat loss history is bureaucratic fantasy.

"In a fire season to date, which has resulted in nearly half a million additional acres of sage hen habitat destroyed by wildland fire, I continue to hope that Nevada's federal land managers will deal with the true habitat threats instead of focusing on a headlong rush to preclude responsible economic development and multiple use polices.

"Sage hen habitat in Nevada is not being overrun by mines, cows, or American energy development. It is burning up in wildland fires on BLM-owned acreage. That circumstance should be the primary focus of our federal land managers.

"It's time to manage fuels around the remaining habitat first rather than activities that account for almost none of the habitat threat."

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September 13, 2012 Press Release
Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) praised the passage yesterday of H.R. 4631, the Government Spending Accountability Act of 2012, which shifts the oversight focus of government conferences to spending limits and taxpayer-value
September 12, 2012 Press Release
The assassination of the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya is no different from the evil we witnessed 11 years ago. They died in honorable service to our country and we grieve with their families.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE                             Contact:        Brian Baluta, 202-225-6155

September 12, 2012                                                           

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) today released the following statement regarding the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libyaand the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt:

"The assassination of the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya is no different from the evil we witnessed 11 years ago. They died in honorable service to our country and we grieve with their families.

"That this terrorist attack, along with the storming of our embassy in Cairo, Egypt by a violent mob, took place on September 11 should underscore for all Americans the nature of our enemies and the vital need to stand by our friends.

"The fact that the host countries have mildly reacted to the attacks of the past 48 hours makes it abundantly clear that this administration's support for their rise to power is another example of a failure in policy.

"When it comes to the perpetrators of this violence, America has nothing to apologize for. With respect to our allies, such as Israel, now more than ever it's necessary that we draw close and send clear messages to the world as to what we stand for and what we will not abide.  

"I pray for all Americans in service to their country overseas. It is a sad day for the subject of leadership in foreign policy and I'm afraid it represents the next chapter after the debacle that was the Iranian hostage crisis."

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September 11, 2012 Press Release
On a day when we witnessed unimaginable evil perpetuated by cowards, we can instead remember the 2,977 victims and their families, the bravery of the first responders, the heroism of Flight 93, and the dedication of our service men and women

IMMEDIATE RELEASE                             Contact:        Brian Baluta, 202-225-6155

September 11, 2012                                                           

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) today released the following statement on the 11th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks:

"On a day when we witnessed unimaginable evil perpetuated by cowards, we can instead remember the 2,977 victims and their families, the bravery of the first responders, the heroism of Flight 93, and the dedication of our service men and women who have given so much to keep us safe since the attacks. May we never forget." 

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August 2, 2012 Press Release
Carlin's situation is the sort of problem we would like to have more of in Nevada. Thanks to the high-paying jobs created by the mining industry, Carlin needs room for growth, particularly housing.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE                             Contact:        Brian Baluta, 202-225-6155

August 2, 2012                                                           

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) this week introduced H.R. 6282, the Carlin Economic Self-Determination Act, which would give the City of Carlin the opportunity to purchase nearly 5,000 acres of Bureau of Land Management lands surrounding the city at fair market value for the purpose of multi-use development.

"Carlin's situation is the sort of problem we would like to have more of in Nevada. Thanks to the high-paying jobs created by the mining industry, Carlin needs room for growth, particularly housing," said Amodei. "This bill would enable the local community to determine its own economic future by purchasing parcels, as needed, for smart, sustainable development."

Amodei, who was sent to the House in a special election in September 2011, is a member of the House Natural Resources Committee. H.R. 6282 is the 10th bill he has introduced designed to give Nevada greater local control over its public lands. More than 85 percent of Nevada is controlled by the federal government.

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