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April 18, 2021 In The News

Nevada’s drinking water infrastructure will need more than $5 billion in maintenance costs over the next two decades. Internet access in portions of the state’s vast rural areas is lacking. And extreme weather has brought more than $1 billion in repairs over the last decade.

The bill would provide funding for all types of infrastructure, including child care, veterans’ health care and green energy, in legislation supported by many Democrats. Nevada’s congressional Democrats have signaled they are in favor of the bill.

April 8, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. - Congressman Steven Horsford (D-Nev.-04), Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Congresswoman Susie Lee (D-Nev.-03) introduced the Electric Power Infrastructure Improvement Act, a bill to support more than 500,000 jobs, improve the resilience of the grid, and support new projects that connect modern renewable energy resources to the power demands of regional consumer markets. The bill would create an investment tax credit to help promote construction of regionally significant transmission projects across the nation.

March 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, Congressman Steven Horsford reintroduced the Dynamic Glass Act of 2021, which would incentivize businesses to invest in the technology and deployment of electrochromic glass to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and advance President Biden’s Build Back Better plan. Electrochromic glass is a specialized glass product that saves energy by providing control over the amount of light and heat entering a building.

March 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Steven Horsford joined Reps. Dina Titus (D-NV-01) and Susie Lee (D-NV-03) and Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) to introduce the Southern Nevada Economic Development and Conservation Act. The legislation will protect over 2 million acres of public land for conservation and recreation while allowing Clark County to develop affordable housing and responsibly plan for population growth projections. This legislation would be the largest conservation bill in Nevada history.

March 2, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Steven Horsford reintroduced the Nuclear Waste Storage Informed Consent Act alongside Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-01) and Congresswoman Susie Lee (NV-03). Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) introduced the companion legislation in the Senate. This legislation would require the consent of Nevada’s governor, affected local governments, and impacted local tribes before a nuclear waste repository is constructed at Yucca Mountain.

February 8, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Steven Horsford has joined Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) to introduce the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now Act (GREEN Act) which would tackle the climate crisis through the tax code. The GREEN Act includes Congressman Horsford’s provision to incentivize the production of Dynamic Glass, a specialized glass product that saves energy by providing control over the amount of light and heat entering a building.

December 22, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Congressman Steven Horsford voted in favor of H.R. 133 – Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, an omnibus spending package to responsibly fund the government and invest in critical priorities.

December 18, 2020 In The News

For now, more acres of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge as well as other public and Tribal lands in Nevada have been spared from military bombing and destruction.

October 1, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C.  – Today, Congressman Steven Horsford (NV-04), participated in a historic legislative hearing entitled, “Achieving Environmental Justice For All,'' in the House Natural Resources Committee. The hearing focused on H.R.

September 24, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- During Wednesday's debate on the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act, Congressman Steven Horsford (NV-04) took to the House Floor to urge Congress to pass the legislation, which fights environmental injustice threatening communities of color and invests in a clean economy future.