U.S. Rep. Jacky Rosen told Las Vegas business leaders today that her priorities included obtaining funding for Interstate 11, blocking any attempt to resurrect the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository and spearheading legislation to promote the growth of small technology businesses.
During a Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting, Rosen, a Democrat, said it was “absolutely ridiculous” that Las Vegas and Phoenix still haven’t been connected by an interstate and urged audience members to maintain pressure on local, state and congressional leaders in Nevada and Arizona to obtain funding for the project.
“We think that is holding us back, so we’re going to continue to fight for our fair share of funding so I-11 can continue as planned,” she said.
Rosen, who was elected in 2016 to Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District seat, touted her efforts to beat back lawmakers seeking to restart development of the Yucca Mountain project, which obtained no funding in the omnibus spending bill passed by Congress last month.
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