Daily Update- August 6, 2020 DETR Changes, COVID-19 Update

Today, Governor Sisolak signed SB3 from the  32nd Legislative Special Session related to unemployment insurance and announced a new rapid response effort to address the backlogs remaining within the unemployment insurance systems to be led by Barbara Buckley, Majority Leader of the Assembly from 2001-2007 and Speaker of the Nevada Assembly from 2007-2010.   He also announced Elisa Cafferata as the new Acting Director of DETR. She currently serves as the Deputy Administrator of Field Operations Support for the State of Nevada Welfare Division. The efforts of the strike force will focus on getting through the backlog of unemployment insurance applications as well as investigating issues of fraud in the system. The Governor’s full remarks can be found HERE.

The daily COVID-19 press bulletin is HERE, and the weekly Situation Report is HERE.

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto Applauds $7 Million Initiative to Prevent Domestic Violence and Aid Survivors in Nevada

Cortez Masto Statement on the 55th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

During Homeland Security Hearing, Rosen Questions Acting DHS Secretary on Department’s Focus on Combating Peaceful Protesters Rather than Violent White Supremacists

Rosen, Harris Lead Letter Calling on CBP to Fully Adhere to the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, Protect Unaccompanied Children at the Southern Border

Congressman Steven Horsford Examines Telehealth Challenges Amid COVID-19 at Rural and Underserved Health Task Force Roundtable

Rep. Lee Spearheads Letter Urging Congress to Increase Federal Funding for State Medicaid Programs During COVID-19

Lee, Titus, Horsford, Crow Urge Senate Not to Slash Unemployment Income for 30 Million American Workers

Agency Updates

Attorney General Ford Urges Senate to Pass Legislation to Ensure Relief for All Federal Student Loan Borrowers Impacted by COVID-19

Clark County Dedicates Thirteen Facilities Valley Wide to Provide Day Camp and Access to Distance Learning

Articles of Interest

Elections, mining taxes, and civil liability; everything that passed in the Legislature’s special session (NV Indy)

Supreme Court rejects challenge to teacher union-backed sales tax initiative petition (NV Indy)

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