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January 5, 2022 In The News

U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., will hold a news conference 10 a.m. Thursday at the Nevada Energy Office to highlight the $38 million Nevada will receive from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to expand the state’s electric vehicle charging network.

They will discuss the role the funding will play in speeding up the adoption of electric vehicles, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and meeting Nevada’s climate goals, Horsford’s office said.

December 3, 2021 In The News

Nevada scored a victory this week when the U.S. Department of Energy announced it was embracing a policy of requiring state and local approval for development of any nuclear waste storage site. That move, combined with staunch opposition among Nevada’s leaders to the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository, amounted to a reprieve from any immediate prospect of reviving the atrocious facility.

November 22, 2021 In The News

On the eve of the White House announcing it would do so, Nevada Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford on Monday joined calls urging President Joe Biden to make use of emergency petroleum reserves in an effort to lower gas prices.

Tuesday morning, the White House announced the Department of Energy will release of 50 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve over the next several months “to lower prices for Americans and address the mismatch between demand exiting the pandemic and supply.”

November 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, ahead of an anticipated vote in the House of Representatives on the Build Back Better Act, Congressman Horsford (D-NV-04) delivered remarks on the House floor to highlight key provisions of the Build Back Better Act that he authored.

Congressman Horsford giving a floor speech in Congress

November 17, 2021 In The News

This month, I helped President Joe Biden and House Democrats negotiate a historic deal to pass the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. For Nevada, this law means major federal investments to create good-paying union jobs and improve the lives of families across our state.

The big winners in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act are Nevada workers. For years, the state’s clean energy sector has boomed, thanks to our abundant sunlight and open space. Before the pandemic, employment in clean energy was growing nearly twice as fast as overall state job growth.

November 15, 2021 In The News

Southern Nevada’s entire congressional delegation — all Democrats — voted for President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan, which passed in bipartisan fashion earlier this month. The president signed the bill into law in a White House ceremony on Monday.

The president hopes to use the infrastructure law to build back his popularity, which has taken a hit amid rising inflation and the inability to fully shake the public health and economic risks from COVID-19.

November 10, 2021 In The News

Federal funding is now available to Nevada families struggling to pay their power bills.

The aid is available through the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services. It's available to low-income families, according to Congressman Steven Horsford's office.

Applicants will have to submit proof of income for their entire household, as well as a copy of their lease or mortgage and their most recent utility bill, among other documents.

November 10, 2021 Press Release

NORTH LAS VEGAS, NEV. — Today, Congressman Steven Horsford (D-NV-04) announced that his office has secured nearly $13 million to help Nevada families with energy costs this winter.

November 5, 2021 In The News

The House approved a $1 trillion package of road and other infrastructure projects late Friday after Democrats resolved a months-long standoff between progressives and moderates, notching a victory that President Joe Biden and his party had become increasingly anxious to claim.

October 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Steven Horsford (D-NV-04) released the following statement on President Biden’s new framework for the Build Back Better Act.