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About the state
U.S. House Delegation
In 2018, victories in Nevada helped Democrats win a trifecta in state government and flip a critical U.S. Senate seat with the election of Senator Jacky Rosen. In 2022, reelecting Senator Cortez Masto will be critical for Democrats to maintain the majority in the Senate. Senator Cortez Masto will share the ballot with three competitive U.S. House races in the redrawn Nevada map.
Target Races in Nevada
Our primary objectives in Nevada are to reelect Democratic Governor Steve Sisolak and U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto while helping to maintain Democrats’ majorities in Congress by winning three key seats: NV-01, NV-03, and NV-04.
What's at stake
Employment. Nevada's economy was ravaged by the effects of the pandemic. Because the state's economy is heavily dependent on hospitality and tourism, COVID-19 related safety protocols and closures led to record unemployment. For several months, Nevada unemployment was the highest in the nation, and as of 2022 Nevada unemployment still remains higher than the national average. While gaming revenue and the housing market have grown, getting Nevada employment back to pre-2020 levels, especially in Las Vegas and its surrounding suburbs in Clark County, remains a key focus of Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) and other Nevada Democrats.
Economic recovery. Restarting monthly Child Tax Credit payments would help Nevada children as the state recovers economically. President Biden's American Rescue Plan temporarily expanded and improved the Child Tax Credit to reach more working families in the form of automatic monthly payments of $250-$300 per child in the second half of 2021, which made a huge impact on the lives of children and especially parents facing increased financial burdens due to COVID-19. Though these payments have since lapsed, the need remains, and passing an extension of the tax credit is necessary, and Nevada Democrats continue to fight for it.
Infrastructure. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will deliver new construction jobs and improve Nevada's bridges and highways. The law, championed by Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto (D) and Jacky Rosen (D), allocates $45 million to Nevada, home to 28 bridges deemed “structurally deficient.” Nevada’s population growth has increased traffic and caused a surge in traffic-related fatalities—2021 was the deadliest year on Nevada’s roads since 2006.
What's at stake facts updated September, 2022