Vote sets Northern Nevada lands bills on path to final House passage |

Vote sets Northern Nevada lands bills on path to final House passage

Special to the Nevada Appeal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A historic package of Northern Nevada lands bills – six introduced by Rep. Mark Amodei (NV-2) and one by Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-4) — today passed the House Natural Resources Committee by unanimous consent. The bipartisan support clears the way for the legislation to be brought to the House floor in September as a non-controversial suspension bill.

The compromise agreement was made possible after adjustments to the legislation were made to a version passed in January.

“These are community-driven lands measures that will create jobs without cost to the federal taxpayer,” said Amodei. “For the second time in two years, the eyes of Northern Nevada turn to the Senate.”

“Working to create jobs and strengthen the middle class has been my number one priority in Congress,” said Horsford. “Today, Democrats and Republicans unanimously moved a legislative package forward that will grow Nevada’s economy. Thanks to Congressman Mark Amodei and others, we have been able to find common sense bipartisan solutions that bridge the partisan divide. When we work together and put Nevada first, political posturing fades into the background, and our constituents benefit.”

The Northern Nevada Land Conservation and Economic Development Act includes the following measures:

H.R. 433, the Pine Forest Range Recreation Enhancement Act

H.R. 696, the Lyon County Economic Development and Conservation Act

H.R. 1167, the Restoring Storey County Act

H.R. 1168, the Carlin Economic Self-Determination Act

H.R. 1169, the Naval Air Station Fallon Housing and Safety Development Act

H.R. 1170, the Fernley Economic Self-Determination Act

H.R. 2455, the Elko Motocross and Tribal Conveyance Act