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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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August 1, 2012 Press Release
As is the case in many of Nevada's communities, Fernley is a complicated checkerboard of public lands controlled by different federal land managers, which can make planning and economic development a difficult proposition.

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

August 1, 2012                                                           

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) this week introduced H.R. 6236, the Fernley Economic Self-Determination Act, which would give the City of Fernley the opportunity to purchase Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation lands within the city boundaries at fair market value for the purpose of multi-use development.

"As is the case in many of Nevada's communities, Fernley is a complicated checkerboard of public lands controlled by different federal land managers, which can make planning and economic development a difficult proposition," said Amodei. "This bill would enable the local community to determine its own economic future in a way not previously available."

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. 6236 is the ninth 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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July 25, 2012 Press Release
This is a historic problem for Virginia City dating back to the 19th century. Faulty surveys, lost documentation, and maps without bearings make it nearly impossible to sort out claims of ownership.

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

July 25, 2012                                                           

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Congressman Mark Amodei today introduced H.R. 6184, the Restoring Storey Act, which would transfer the surface rights to approximately 1,745 acres of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land in Virginia City to Storey County to resolve conflicting ownership and title claims.

"This is an historic problem for Virginia City dating back to the 19th century. Faulty surveys, lost documentation, and maps without bearings make it nearly impossible to sort out claims of ownership," said Amodei. "The property in question has been occupied for decades by families who believe they own it when legally they're considered trespassers on BLM land."

The bill would instruct the Secretary of the Interior to convey to Storey County, by quitclaim deed, all surface rights to the BLM land 60 days after the date of the enactment of the legislation. All costs associated with the conveyance under this section shall be the responsibility of BLM.

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July 25, 2012 Press Release
The Fed's monetary policy has far-reaching consequences for the American people, affecting everything from employment to consumer prices to interest rates. Some oversight and accountability are more than warranted.

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

July 25, 2012                                                           

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) today voted in favor of H.R.459, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act. The legislation, of which Amodei is a cosponsor, would direct the comptroller general to complete an audit of the board of governors of the Federal Reserve system and of the Federal Reserve banks, followed by a detailed report to Congress. The bill passed the House 326 to 99.

"The Fed's monetary policy has far-reaching consequences for the American people, affecting everything from employment to consumer prices to interest rates. Some oversight and accountability are more than warranted," said Amodei. "It makes you wonder, who would oppose such transparency? This is an issue where my colleague from Texas, Rep. Ron Paul, has been right and I'm proud to support his effort."

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July 12, 2012 Press Release
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4402, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2012 by a bipartisan vote of 256 to 160. Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) introduced the legislation, which is his second bill to pass
July 10, 2012 Press Release
In a town that doesn't agree on much, it's encouraging when we can set aside partisanship to do what we can to help our veterans and military families through this tough economy after they've served and sacrificed for their country, said Amo
June 28, 2012 Press Release
Nevadans and Americans as a whole are searching for some shred of evidence that their federal government is accountable. When U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry and an estimated 200 Mexicans were murdered as a direct result of the 'Fast and Furious

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

June 28, 2012                                                           

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) today voted to hold the Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with a subpoena duly issued by the committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Amodei released the following statement:

"Nevadans and Americans as a whole are searching for some shred of evidence that their federal government is accountable. When U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry and an estimated 200 Mexicans were murdered as a direct result of the 'Fast and Furious' gun-walking operation, the victims' families were left without any answers or explanations.

"During an appearance before the House Judiciary Committee, I asked Mr. Holder if he believes he leads from the front. He replied he does.

"Yet, by turning to President Obama to invoke executive privilege, Mr. Holder gives a very different answer. He does not lead from the front. He does not believe he is accountable. Not to Brian Terry's family, not to the Mexican victims, and not to the American people.

"Today's vote to hold Mr. Holder in contempt of Congress represents a small step toward regaining some sorely needed accountability."   

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June 21, 2012 Press Release
Jacob Lokshin, a freshman at Davidson Academy in Reno, was honored Wednesday as winner for the second district of Nevada in the 31st annual Congressional Art Competition. Lokshin's artwork, entitled At the Beach, will hang in the U.S. Capitol, along w
June 20, 2012 Press Release
After a busy day yesterday, which included passage of the Yerington lands bill, I want to express my sincere gratitude to Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-4) and Public Lands Subcommittee Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-1) for their help in

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

June 20, 2012                                                           

Amodei: 'Senate Majority Leader will have no problem advancing Yerington legislation'

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) today released the following statement regarding passage of H.R. 4039, the Yerington Land Conveyance and Sustainable Development Act, as title IX of H.R. 2578, the Conservation and Economic Growth Act -- a larger jobs and public lands package.

Amodei: "After a busy day yesterday, which included passage of the Yerington lands bill, I want to express my sincere gratitude to Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-4) and Public Lands Subcommittee Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-1) for their help in moving this legislation out of the House of Representatives in 120 days from its introduction.

"I was surprised by the focus of some colleagues on other parts of the jobs and lands package in which the Yerington bill was passed. I can assure you, any opportunity I have to work with the 16 Democrats from across the nation who supported the measures on issues of primary interest to Nevada, such as grazing improvements, border security, fuel mitigation for Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest, and marksmanship training support for recreational shooting, is one I will continue to embrace without qualifications.

"Having sat on the jurisdictional committee that passed the bills in this package, the allegation of 'strong opposition in Nevada' is a statement whose foundation is unknown to me.

"I look forward to well-deserved support and leadership in moving the Yerington bill forward in the U.S. Senate. As the junior member of the House Republican Conference, I am sure the Senate Majority Leader will have no problem advancing Senator Heller's Yerington legislation in much less than 120 days."   

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June 19, 2012 Press Release
H.R. 4039, the Yerington Land Conveyance and Sustainable Development Act, today passed the House with bipartisan support 232 to 188 as title IX of the Conservation and Economic Growth Act -- a larger jobs and public lands package.

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