House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told journalists Wednesday that the decision on whether to hold an impeachment inquiry “is not about politics.”
Gary Martin is the Washington correspondent for the Review-Journal covering Congress. He previously served as political and government editor for the San Antonio Express-News. He has worked at newspapers in Texas and Arizona. Martin received a journalism degree from Colorado State University.
Proposed temporary storage sites for nuclear waste around the country have aroused local opposition, which is putting pressure on Congress to resume building the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site in Nevada.
Nevada officials say they are unified in opposing the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage facility at Yucca Mountain, even as Congress is considering bills to restore funding to the stalled plan.
The House Rules Committee voted 7-4 on Wednesday to kill the funding request by Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., a staunch advocate of nuclear waste storage at the Nevada site.
Republicans objected to a resolution supported by majority Democrats that will make it easier to enforce subpoenas in their investigations of President Donald Trump’s administration.
House Democrats are planning for potential contempt citations this week against Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn springing out of the special counsel report.
Nevada consumers could pay an additional $36.8 million in increased costs if President Donald Trump follows through on his threat to impose 5 percent tariffs on Mexican goods June 10.
House Democrats defied President Trump’s veto threat and voted Tuesday for legislation that would give roughly 2 million immigrants — including an estimated 40,300 in Nevada — protection from deportation and a path to citizenship.
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s declaration that he could not clear the president of obstruction has spurred new calls among Democrats for House impeachment hearings.
Sen. John Barrasso said “it’s time to end the political games” and complete the licensing on the Department of Energy’s application to build a permanent nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain.
Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander wants a showdown vote on Yucca Mountain: Either we go forward with the nuclear repository in Nevada, or we look for funding for storage elsewhere, he says.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday suggested an “intervention” with President Donald Trump after he vowed to not work with Congress unless Democrats stop investigating him.