Rep. Susie Lee Releases Report of First Six Months in Congress, Highlights Early Accomplishments for Nevada’s Third District

July 3, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Susie Lee (NV-03) marked her first six months in office with the following statement:

“From my first day in Congress, every action taken, policy supported, and legislation introduced has been to benefit my constituents in southern Nevada. There is still so much work to do, but our accomplishments so far are evidence that working together-- across the aisle--is the best way to support our students and families, protect our veterans, make health care more affordable, and improve the lives of every American. Our great accomplishments in six short months are just the beginning, and I am excited to keep getting things done in Congress for Nevada’s third district.”

GENERAL BACKGROUND: 

Since swearing in, Rep. Susie Lee’s district and DC offices have:

  • Recovered approximately $302,394 for constituents. 
  • Responded to 19,400 emails, calls, and letters.
  • Taken on 222 constituent cases.
  • Have held more than 650 official meetings in the district. 
  • Provided internships for 10 Nevada students.
  • Helped 258 tour groups visit our Nation’s Capital.

LEGISLATIVE BACKGROUND:

In six short months, Rep. Lee has introduced 12 substantial pieces of legislation that will benefit NV-03 families, students, and veterans, along with the entire country.

  • As a career-long education advocate, from her first day in Congress, Rep. Lee made it her duty to improve the country’s education system.  She is doing just that by championing legislation to support students, teachers, and public schools. 
  • Rep. Lee has introduced the Keep our PACT Act, which will guarantee funding for all Title I public schools and Individuals with Disabilities in Education programs. 
  • With over 30 for-profit colleges in Nevada shutting down in the last decade, Rep. Lee understands that immediate action is needed to protect students. Rep. Lee introduced the PROTECT Students Act, which will crack down on predatory for-profit colleges and student loan practices. 
  • Rep. Lee is dedicated to supporting and developing southern Nevada’s already diverse economy, which is we she introduced the Cyber Ready Workforce Act with Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV). This bill will give students and workers apprenticeship opportunities in the cyber industry, giving them the key skills they need to compete in the developing 21st-century economy. 
  • Rep. Lee introduced the Bipartisan Rural and Underserved Residencies to Attract Long-Term (RURAL) Physicians Act to make it easier for doctors in underserved communities like southern Nevada to access loan forgiveness during their residency. Nevada is currently suffering from a doctor shortage crisis, the RURAL Physicians Act will help doctors work and grow their careers in Nevada. The House also adopted Rep. Lee’s amendment to increase GME slots nationwide, which will increase the number of doctors in southern Nevada.
  • Since her first minute in Congress, Rep. Lee has stood with Nevadans against funding for nuclear waste storage at Yucca Mountain.  She introduced the Jobs, Not Waste Act with fellow Nevada Senators Cortez-Masto and Rosen, to require the Department of Energy to find new, job-creating projects for Yucca Mountain other than nuclear waste storage. Last month, Rep. Lee and the Nevada delegation stood strong against Yucca proponents and successfully secured a House federal budget bill without any funding for Yucca Mountain.
  • Rep. Lee stood with fellow Nevada lawmakers to introduce the bipartisan Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act, which was signed into law in May. This will address the historic drought conditions along the Colorado River and protect southern Nevada’s key source of water. 
  • Rep. Lee secured important funding for southern Nevada in the House Appropriations bills. Her amendment to increase investment in the Drug-Free Communities Program was adopted by the House, which invests in local solutions and community-based action to preventing and combating the opioid epidemic was adopted by the House. 
  • The House also adopted Rep. Lee’s amendment to increase funding for Team Nutrition, a program that enables schools to collaborate with the federal government to create healthy school environments and nutritious school meals. 

 

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