Resolution supporting Nevada’s national monuments advances

CARSON CITY – A resolution supporting the national monument designations for Gold Butte and Basin and Range passed the Senate Natural Resources Committee on a party-line 3-1 vote Thursday.

Assembly Joint Resolution 13 will now go to the full Senate. The measure already passed the Assembly, also on a party-line vote of 27-17.

Democrats in the Nevada Legislature want President Donald Trump to lay off Nevada’s national monuments.

Trump has ordered a review of 22 national monument designations, including the two recent Nevada designations by former President Barack Obama.

Contact Sean Whaley at or 775-461-3820. Follow @seanw801 on Twitter.

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