Members of Congress from Nevada complained that the Senate hasn’t taken up legislation passed by the House aimed at preventing future mass shootings.
State and county officials are moving forward on a stalled effort to build a memorial commemorating the 1 October shooting victims.
The bill to create the “One October” specialty license plate in Nevada and distribute a portion of fee revenues to the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center was heard on Tuesday by lawmakers.
As the first-year anniversary of the Oct. 1 Las Vegas shooting nears, Rep. Jacky Rosen spoke on the House floor to honor the victims and recognize heroes, noting that “even in our darkest hour, we came together united.”
Victims, survivors and heroes of the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas were recognized during a Senate floor speech by Republican Dean Heller, who said Wednesday the community “is still grieving and will never be the same.”
In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, Congress filed a flurry of bills, including those that would ban or restrict bump stocks. But lawmakers failed to pass any of the gun bills.
The resolution honoring those killed in the massacre on the Las Vegas Strip last year was approved unanimously by the Senate late Monday, just days ahead of the Oct. 1 anniversary of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.
Nevada will receive full reimbursement from the federal government for overtime costs through a Justice Department program that helps states and communities with extraordinary events, like the Oct. 1 mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip.
The state of Nevada was urged to immediately apply for funds tucked into the $1.3 trillion spending bill for law enforcement costs incurred in the Las Vegas Strip mass shooting and subsequent investigation.
A sweeping $1.3 trillion spending bill to fund the federal government through September includes $16 million to assist law enforcement agencies with emergencies like the Oct. 1 mass shooting on the Strip, lawmakers revealed Wednesday.