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June 8, 2012 Press Release
With all due respect Mr. President, I beg to differ. Tell the nearly 160,000 Nevadans who are looking for work 'the private sector is doing fine.'

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

June 8, 2012                                                           

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) today took issue with President Obama's claim that "the private sector is doing fine" in the struggling economy.

Amodei: "With all due respect Mr. President, I beg to differ. Tell the nearly 160,000 Nevadans who are looking for work 'the private sector is doing fine.'

"Tell the tens of thousands of Nevadans who have given up and dropped out of the workforce 'the private sector is doing fine.'

"Tell the new graduates who you just visited at UNLV, who don't have prospects for jobs to pay their student loans 'the private sector is doing fine.'

"Tell the homeowners who are facing equity and refinancing disaster 'the private sector is doing fine.'

"Tell the business owners who are struggling to keep the doors open under the daily threat of increased taxation and regulation 'the private sector is doing fine.'

"If the President really believes 'the private sector is doing fine,' then apparently 10 trips to the Silver State aren't enough for him to understand the problems Nevadans from all walks continue to face." 

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June 7, 2012 Press Release
This is a misguided tax on American innovation and American jobs. Worse still, instead of improving health care and decreasing costs, it does the exact opposite, said Amodei. "Because it applies to gross sales, companies at thin margins could be driven
June 7, 2012 Press Release
I want to thank Chairman Hastings and my colleagues on the Natural Resources Committee for their thoughtful consideration and support of this bill, which is of vital importance to the people of Yerington, Lyon County, and Northern Nevada.

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

June 7, 2012                                                           

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- The House Natural Resources Committee today passed, with bipartisan support, H.R. 4039, the Yerington Land Conveyance and Sustainable Development Act, which was introduced by Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2)

Amodei: "I want to thank Chairman Hastings and my colleagues on the Natural Resources Committee for their thoughtful consideration and support of this bill, which is of vital importance to the people of Yerington, Lyon County, and Northern Nevada.

"I will continue to work with my fellow Nevadans and original cosponsors, Representatives Berkley and Heck, as well as Majority Leader Cantor, to bring the bill up for a timely vote before the full House of Representatives. I am grateful for the attention the committee has given to the legislation to facilitate its movement. I look forward to the bill's final passage in the House and its arrival in the Senate where I trust it will encounter the same display of bipartisanship. Go Harry Reid and Dean Heller."

H.R. 4039, the Yerington Land Conveyance and Sustainable Development Act

The bill would convey approximately 11,000 acres of land administered by the Bureau of Land Management to the City of Yerington for economic, recreational, and cultural development. The city and Lyon County are seeking to leverage the substantial infrastructure investments being made by Nevada Copper at its nearby Pumpkin Hollow project.

Nevada Copper, which broke ground on the Pumpkin Hollow project in February, invested nearly $50 million in exploration to justify the $1 billion investment necessary to fully develop the mine. The mine will produce 250 to 300 million pounds of copper per year. The initial shaft sinking is already producing economic benefits with the creation of 30 to 40 jobs. An additional 250 to 500 construction jobs could start in 2013 if the land transfer is successful. At full operation in 2015-2016, Pumpkin Hollow is projected to employ 750 to 800 people directly.

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May 25, 2012 Press Release
There's a saying in the wildland firefighter community that it's better to be good. We're grateful that the work product of the local and out of state personnel and type 2 incident management team speaks for itself. Loss of property is always

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

May 25, 2012                                                           

CARSON CITY, NEV.-- Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) today issued the following statement regarding the Topaz Ranch Estates fire: 

"There's a saying in the wildland firefighter community that it's better to be good. We're grateful that the work product of the local and out of state personnel and type 2 incident management team speaks for itself. Loss of property is always tragic, but this could have been far worse.

"It's been a tough 180 days, but in the face of the terrain, fuel and weather conditions, this was a win for the good guys. 

"It's also worth noting, it was the first time in the fire season sage hen habitat was identified and incorporated into the planning. This will be a huge benefit in 18 months when we're trying to prevent an endangered species listing. Hats off to the wildland firefighters across the board." 

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May 17, 2012 Press Release
In the spirit of the House Republicans' American Energy Initiative effort, the House Natural Resources Committee today passed the Natural Strategic and Critical Minerals Protection Act and the Native American Energy Act, with bipartisan support, to ex
May 17, 2012 Press Release
Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) today voted in favor of H.R. 4970, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012 (VAWA), of which he is an original cosponsor. The legislation is designed to prevent and prosecute violence against intimate partners,
May 9, 2012 Press Release
Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) today voted in favor of H.R. 4133, the United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012.
May 9, 2012 Press Release
Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) today reiterated his support for a swift and fair resolution to a disputed U.S. Air Force contract originally awarded to Sparks-based Sierra Nevada Corporation and its Brazilian partner Embraer to supply 20 light air support
May 9, 2012 Press Release
Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) yesterday participated in the full House Judiciary Committee markup of H.R. 4970, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization of 2012, which was introduced by Representatives Sandy Adams (FL-24), Cathy McMorris Rod
April 30, 2012 Press Release
Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) has introduced H.R.4976, the "Small Lands Tracks Conveyance Act" to accelerate the process for transferring small parcels of federal land to local communities.

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