(Las Vegas, NV) – Shelley Berkley spent a trillion dollars on President Obama’s failed stimulus bill, but then blocked a private sector project that would create hundreds of jobs in Nevada. The decision was typical of the seven-term Congresswoman, who would rather side with Washington D.C. special interests than with Nevadans.
Shot: “Eight hundred jobs, no cost to the federal government,” he said. “This is a state where there are loan guarantees for renewable energy to the tune of $1.5 billion and we’ve got 136 jobs to show for it. Eight hundred jobs, no cost to the government. “ (Congressman Mark Amodei, Remarks on the House Floor, June 19, 2012)
Chaser: Berkley voted “nay” on Nevada Congressman Mark Amodei’s bill that would have created nearly 800 jobs in Nevada at no cost to the federal government. (S. 2228, the Yerington Land Conveyance and Sustainable Development Act.)
Chaser Two: Berkley voted “yea” on President Obama’s stimulus bill that cost the American people one trillion dollars, but failed to deliver.
• After Amonix Inc. received a $5.9 million through the stimulus bill, the company’s contractor laid off about 200 people at a manufacturing plant in North Las Vegas. (Aida Ahmed, “Some 200 laid off at North Las Vegas Amonix solar plant,” Las Vegas Sun, January 25, 2012)0 Recommend This