My job is to fight for Nevada, and that’s why I joined committees focused on delivering for our state. I’m working to address high housing costs and keep consumers safe on the Banking and Housing committee, protect Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid and build a fairer tax code on the Finance committee, create clean energy jobs and conserve our public lands in the Energy and Natural Resources committee, and ensure that the Tribal communities in Nevada have a seat at the table in the Indian Affairs committee.
Protecting working families is my top priority in the Finance Committee. I used to sit at my grandmother’s dining room table every Sunday and help her balance her checkbook to make sure she could stretch her Social Security and Medicare benefits enough to pay the bills, put food on the table, and get the medicine she needed. That’s why I’ve fought to protect Medicare and Medicaid and strengthen Social Security benefits while taking on the Big Pharma companies squeezing our families with high prices. I’ve gone after wasteful government spending, closed loopholes to reduce unemployment fraud, and ended taxpayer subsidies for lobbyists to eliminate some of the most outrageous abuses of taxpayer dollars.
Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs
On the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, I’m focused on standing up for consumers and making it easier for Nevadans to get ahead. When failed bank executives abused taxpayer dollars, I’ve taken them on, and I’ve fought to protect Nevadans impacted by financial fraud and abuse. The affordable housing crisis is impacting Nevadans across the state, and I’ve worked hard to bring relief to working families, from urging the Federal Home Loan Bank system to support more affordable development to championing legislation to make it easier for families to purchase a home.
Energy & Natural Resources
The climate crisis is impacting our lives every day with increasingly common drought, wildfires, flooding, and extreme heat. That’s why my work as the subcommittee chair of Public Lands, Forests, and Mining on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee has been focused on utilizing Nevada’s abundant natural resources to unlock America’s clean energy future, and I’m fighting to make sure those good-paying clean energy jobs and opportunities are benefiting our working families. I’ve also fought to protect our environment and incredible public lands by ensuring Yucca Mountain remains dead, preserving the beauty of Lake Tahoe, and ending speculative drilling in the Ruby Mountains. Nevada is one of the most beautiful places in the country, and I’m fighting to preserve it for future generations to enjoy.
My job is to represent all Nevadans, and I’ve worked to ensure the 28 Tribes, Bands, and Colonies in Nevada can get the support they need from the federal government. I led the fight to get Savanna’s Act and the Not Invisible Act signed into law to combat the epidemic of missing, murdered, and trafficked Indigenous women and girls. When I helped pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the American Rescue Plan, and the Inflation Reduction Act, I fought to make sure Indian Country wasn’t left behind and secured the largest investment for Tribal communities in history. I’m continuing the fight to improve access to clean water, build more affordable Native housing, strengthen our infrastructure, and to honor and respect the sacred Tribal lands in Nevada, including Avi Kwa Ame and Bahsahwahbee.