Nevada program would take hit from GOP bill
A Nevada manufacturing program that helps Silver State businesses would take a fiscal hit in the 2018 spending bill passed by the House on Thursday.
House lawmakers reduced funding for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership program from $130 million to $100 million in the “minibus” bill that funds numerous departments and agencies.
An amendment co-sponsored by
Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-nev., and Rep. Norma Torres, D-calif., which restored $5 million, to $105 million, passed on a 279-137 vote. The Senate has yet to take up its spending bill, which contains the full $130 million.
The Associated Press First lady Melania Trump looks on as President Donald Trump speaks Thursday at the White House Historical Association dinner.