As economic worry grows, Democrats face weary Vegas voters
Democrats are trying to convince voters that their response to the pandemic paved the way for a more stable economy, particularly in a tourism-dependent city such as Las Vegas. But the apathy of voters, some of whom fault Democrats for not controlling inflation, endangers the slim Democratic control of the House. They’re not top of mind and thinking, ‘Oh, I got to go vote,’” said Horsford, who represents North Las Vegas. To get people to the polls, Democrats are telling anxious voters that they spearheaded the employment recovery over the past year. But not all Hispanic voters, who make up almost 30 percent of the Nevada electorate, are enthusiastic Democrats like Acosta.washingtonpost.com
Congressman: America "needs to see leaders like Vice President Harris"
Congressman: America "needs to see leaders like Vice President Harris" Congressman Steven Horsford, a Democrat from Nevada, praised Vice President Kamala Harris' historic inauguration as the first woman and person of Black and South Asian descent to hold the position. He joins CBSN's Tanya Rivero to talk about the challenges facing the new Biden administration, including battling COVID-19 and the economic effects of the pandemic.cbsnews.com
House Democrats file bill nixing citizenship data-gathering
The bill introduced by House Democrats would nullify Trump's order last July directing the U.S. Census Bureau to gather citizenship information from the administrative records of federal and state agencies. The citizenship data could give states the option of creating legislative districts that exclude non-citizens from the population count, according to the order. Trump issued the order after the Supreme Court barred a citizenship question from being added to the 2020 census questionnaire on the grounds that the governments justification was insufficient. House Democrats investigating the citizenship questions origins said a Trump transition adviser was in contact with an influential Republican redistricting guru, Thomas Hofeller, when the citizenship question was being drafted in 2017. Trumps order also is being challenged by civil rights groups in federal court in Maryland.
Nevada delegation wants statue of late senator replaced
The delegation members' letters also voiced support for local efforts to rename Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport. Two of the letter-signers were among delegation members who asked state lawmakers in 2017 to remove the McCarran statue from the Capitol. To replace the statue in the U.S. Capitol, the state Legislature must pass a resolution identifying the statue to be replaced along with the name of a replacement, and several other requirements. Each state is invited to place two statues in the National Statuary Hall Collection. Nevada added its second honoree in 2005 with a statue of 19th century Northern Paiute author and educator Sarah Winnemucca.
The Latest: Beyonc single benefits Black-owned businesses
The singer's website says the song released late Friday, June 19, 2020, will benefit black-owned small businesses. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)TOP OF THE HOUR: Beyonc releases new single to benefit Black-owned small businesses. Nevada officials renew proposal to remove statue of McCarran. ___LOS ANGELES Beyonc did not let Juneteenth pass without dropping one of her signature surprises in the form a new single called Black Parade.The singers website says the song released late Friday will benefit Black-owned small businesses. Make America great again give me the date that America was great for everybody, Sharpton said.
Nevada Rep. Horsford acknowledges he had extramarital affair
LAS VEGAS Democratic Congressman Steven Horsford of Nevada on Saturday acknowledged he had an extramarital affair with a woman who said the on-and-off relationship began in 2009 before ending last September. He is running for reelection in the swing district that leans Democratic and extends from Las Vegas through largely rural areas of southern and central Nevada. Linder told the the Review-Journal she was 21 and an intern for then-Sen. Harry Reid in his Las Vegas office when she met Horsford, then majority leader of the Nevada Senate. During the course of the relationship, Linder said, Horsford offered her financial support and introduced her to political connections. Linder said her sexual relationship with Horsford took place between 2009-10 and 2017-2019, though they remained in regular contact throughout the decade.