As Congress Prepares to Vote on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Will Mark Amodei Do What’s Right for Nevada — or What’s Right for an Extreme GOP Primary
Congress is preparing to vote on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a historic bipartisan agreement that will make the largest long-term investment in our infrastructure in nearly a century.
The infrastructure deal will create millions of good-paying, union jobs, while putting America on a solid path to building a stronger, more sustainable, and more equitable economy — all without raising taxes.
The bill is a gamechanger for American workers and families and it’s extraordinarily popular. For Nevada, the infrastructure package would secure at least $2.5 billion for federal-aid highway apportioned programs, $225 million for bridge replacement and repairs, and $462 million to improve public transportation options over five years. Nevada will also receive a minimum allocation of $100 million to help increase broadband coverage across the state, including providing access to the at least 123,822 Nevadans who currently lack it.
Mark Amodei is caught up in a competitive Republican primary race for Nevada governor, where a field of far-right GOPers are duking it out for the support of ultra-conservatives. Amodei has already demonstrated he’s willing to go to extremes to prove his conservative cred when he voted against the American Rescue Plan, despite the critical direct assistance it provided to Nevadans struggling during the pandemic.
As he considers hopping in the chaotic Republican primary for governor, will he do the right thing for Nevada, or will he once again do the right thing for a competitive Republican primary?
“After voting against the American Rescue Plan and opposing necessary relief for millions, Mark Amodei will now once again demonstrate if his priorities lie with his constituents, or with trying to win over far-right voters in a messy primary,” said DGA Communications Director David Turner. “Will he vote for this historic bill that will deliver much-needed progress and opportunity to Nevadans, or will he once again leave them high and dry in a desperate attempt to boost his own political standing with conservatives?”