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After less than a month on Capitol Hill, Rep. Susie Lee, D-Nev., will take over congressional oversight of the Veterans Affairs Department’s multibillion-dollar electronic health record overhaul.
NEVADA (KTNV) — Nevada lawmakers including Gov. Steve Sisolak have issued statements regarding a secret plutonium shipment to the state of Nevada.
Nevada congressional Democrats Dina Titus and Susie Lee were elected Tuesday to serve on subcommittees.
Titus will serve on the Foreign Affairs subcommittees that oversee Asia and Europe – as well as Energy and Environment. Lee will serve with the House Education and Labor Committee and will work on subcommittees for higher education and workforce development.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats reached agreement Friday to reopen the shuttered government for three weeks while the White House and Congress continue negotiation on the contentious issue of a border wall.
“We have reached a deal to end the shutdown and reopen the government,” Trump told a news conference in the Rose Garden.
Democratic Representatives Dina Titus, Steven Horsford, and Susie Lee are co-sponsoring the Raise the Wage Act of 2019, a bill that would raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 by 2024. Democratic Sen. Jacky Rosen is among more than 30 co-sponsors of companion legislation in the U.S. Senate.
WASHINGTON — Nevada Rep. Susie Lee will serve on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, a panel that oversees health care benefits and services to thousands of vets in the Silver State.
There are 225,000 veterans in Nevada, according to a state interagency council, and Lee, a Democrat, said she would “use my voice to fight for them every day.”
The United States has reached day 26 in the partial government shutdown. That means some 420,000 federal employees whose work is declared essential are working without pay, including at the FBI, TSA and other federal law enforcement offices.
Some staff at the State and Homeland Security departments are also working without compensation.
WASHINGTON — Democratic Rep. Susie Lee of Nevada will serve on the House Committee on Education and Labor, a panel she said she would use to improve public education in Nevada and “tackle skyrocketing student loan debt.”
“I have spent my career working to improve Nevada’s public education system and help students reach their fullest potential,” Lee said in a statement.
A group of federal workers gathered in the Henderson office of U.S. Rep. Susie Lee on Saturday afternoon to share the impacts that the government shutdown, which has now lasted more than three weeks, has had on their lives.