Money for police, schools, transportation and health care would come to Nevada as a result of the omnibus spending bill that passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday, according to Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev.
The bill to fund government for the current fiscal year must pass the Senate and be signed by the president to become law.
In addition to the Nevada earmarks, Berkley hailed the bill’s $100 million cut to the budget of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository. The state’s delegation has sought to starve the project.
“This bill will provide funding for work on the Las Vegas Beltway and I-15, for safety equipment and air traffic control needs at McCarran Airport and to build a modern transportation center in downtown Las Vegas — and that’s just for starters,” Berkley said in a news release Wednesday.
She added, “All of these (projects) are worthwhile investments that are crucial to public safety, education, the health of our families and other issues that impact the valley’s quality of life.”