Sen. Dean Heller
Amodei speaks out about “cattle-battle”
Federal land managers say “escalating tensions” led them to release all 400 or so head of cattle rounded up on public land in southern Nevada from a rancher who has refused to recognize their authority.
Federal land managers abruptly ended a roundup of cattle on public land in southern Nevada from a rancher who has refused to recognize their authority, citing a “serious concern” for the safety of employees and the public.
Images of a forced cattle roundup on a rural Nevada range sent ripples through the West on Friday, prompting elected officials in several states to weigh in, militia members to mobilize and federal land managers to reshape elements of the operation.
Competing legislation would curb gambling websites.
In addition to the nearly 800,000 furloughed federal workers remaining idle, the government shutdown has also put many lawmakers’ staffs on hold, including Sen. Harry Reid’s office, which has shut down completely.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pulled back the reins Tuesday on pushing for military action against Syria, saying international diplomatic efforts should be given a chance to try to avert a military strike by the United States.
Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada distanced himself Wednesday from fellow Republican Mitt Romney’s comments that 47 percent of Americans are dependent on the government.
The House Ethics Committee is looking into allegations that Democratic U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley of Las Vegas used her office to help her kidney doctor husband’s practice.
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