The G3Wire- July 15, 2022

COVID Update

The latest and most transmissible COVID-19 variant, BA.5, is spreading rapidly through the U.S. and Nevada in what has become the sixth wave of the pandemic. BA.5 is a subvariant of the Omicron variant, which spread widely earlier this year. Medical experts point to low immunization rates as the main reason we keep seeing new variants every 2 to 3 months. 

via The Nevada Independent

Federal Updates

Republican Senator Blocks Cortez Masto, Murray Effort to Protect Right to Travel

Rosen Joins Cortez Masto, Colleagues in Introducing Legislation to Protect the Right of Women to Cross State Lines to Seek Reproductive Care

In Subcommittee Hearing, Rosen Highlights Ways to Strengthen Travel and Tourism Industry

Rosen Helps Introduce Bicameral Bill to Protect Immigrant Children in Government Custody

During Committee Hearing, Rosen Highlights Risk of Nationwide Abortion Ban

Rosen, Schneider, Ernst, McMorris Rodgers Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter to President Biden Urging Israel Normalization and Strengthening of Abraham Accord

Titus Votes To Pass National Defense Authorization Act

Titus Pushes For Emergency Title X Family Planning Program Funding

Horsford Amendments Bolsters Annual Defense Spending Authorization

Horsford Legislation Addresses Inflated Housing Costs Faced by Many Nevadans, Americans

Updates from the Governor’s Office

Governor Sisolak launches the Nevada Climate Series 2022 with tour of wildfire site

In Case You Missed It: Reno Center Opened To Support Child Care Providers And Families

State Agency and Local Government Updates

Vaccination data for newly eligible population added to COVID-19 Dashboard

DHHS: 988 Mental Health Crisis Lifeline Available Saturday

DHHS: State Public Health Monitoring Monkeypox Cases

NDOT: Nevada State Transportation Contracts Announced This Month Will Support 85 Jobs

NDA: First Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza detection confirmed in Nevada

RTC heat vulnerability study recognized with national award

Articles of Interest

Cortez Masto posts record $7.5 million in second quarter fundraising (NV Independent)

Horsford raises $866,000 in second quarter, boosting cash on hand to nearly $2.5 million (NV Independent)

Raiders’ historic hire puts gaming experience in an NFL front office (NV Independent)

Macau casinos to close for a week starting Monday because of COVID-19 outbreak (NV Independent)

ACLU of NV legal effort to remove weed from Schedule 1 survives challenge (NV Current)

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