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D.C. Download: How Nevada's congressional delegation got to 'yes' on debt limit bill

Both Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) voted to pass the debt limit deal and avoid a catastrophic default.


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With U.S. nearing default, experts warn Nevada's economy could tank quickly

If the U.S. defaults on its debt, the Treasury will be unable to make payments, potentially ranging from retirees’ Social Security to servicemembers’ pay at Nellis or Creech Air Force bases. And the longer-term implications could be even more devastating, with a default likely triggering a downgrade of U.S. credit, a rise in costs and even a global recession powered by a weak dollar and job losses.

D.C. Download: Horsford turns up heat on Senate Judiciary Democrats

Rep. Steven Horsford (D-NV) and the Congressional Black Caucus are taking on a Senate practice holding up judicial nominees, the Biden administration is sending troops to the border, and the White House released projections for Nevada if House Republicans' debt limit bill were to become law.

D.C. Download: 2023 first quarter congressional fundraising recap

Congress is back in session and the debt limit is all the rage as House Republicans introduced a bill that would raise the debt ceiling for one year in exchange for a host of cuts and rollbacks. Meanwhile, the FEC filing deadline was over the weekend, creating an opening data point in the long march toward the 2024 election.

D.C. Download: Bank failures, tranquilizers, TikTok and crime

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) introduced a bill to crack down on a dangerous tranquilizer that’s drawn the attention of leadership, and Rep. Steven Horsford (D-NV) is ensuring House Democrats and the White House are aligned over the latest Republican effort to rewrite local laws in Washington, D.C.

How Medicare Advantage could become a marquee issue in Nevada's 2024 Senate race

Though the 2024 midterms remain more than 600 days away, early Republican campaign attacks against Rosen are centering around a proposed new rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for Medicare Advantage, the capitated Medicare Part C program created in the 1990s that pays private insurers to cover seniors’ health care benefits. 

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