(Washington, DC)  —  An amendment to help restore federal funding for homeland security in Las Vegas and other cities has failed to win passage.

Congressmen Joe Heck and Steven Horsford’s measure would have put Las Vegas on a list of cities eligible for federal counter-terrorism funding.  It was defeated in the House.

The Department of Homeland Security says Las Vegas dropped out of the top 30 for potential terrorism risks this year.

Lawmakers argue funding is needed because Sin City welcomes 40-million tourists every year.

Talks are continuing with DHS to restore at least some of the money.


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