Latest Shelley Berkley Stories

2014-01-13 12:30:43

Former Congresswoman Shelley Berkley will be introduced to students and faculty in her new role as CEO and Senior Provost of Touro University's Western Division VALLEJO, Calif., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kicking off her first day on the job at Touro University California, CEO and Senior Provost Shelley Berkley will address students and faculty in Lander Hall A of the campus. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140113/SF44710) The former Nevada Congresswoman was...

2010-04-05 11:39:00

LAS VEGAS, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- At 1:00 p.m. today, United States Congresswoman, Shelley Berkley, will visit students at Reynaldo Martinez Elementary School to read to at-risk children. The school is one of the highest at-risk schools in the Clark County School District and is situated in the heart of the homeless corridor. The book she will read is Call Me Madame President by Sue Pyatt, an engaging picture book that is meant to inspire a new generation of hopeful politicians. "This...

2009-08-25 12:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Earlier today United States Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senator John Ensign (R-NV), Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-NV), Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons (R), Clark County Commission Chairman Rory Reid and Commissioner Tom Collins joined with senior executives from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) -- the trade association for the firearms industry -- in dedicating to Clark County (NV) 178 acres of the Clark Country Shooting Park...

2009-05-18 10:00:00

Reps. Berkley, Brown, Clay Co-Sponsor HR 2057 BETHESDA, Md., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act (HR 2057) gained more co-sponsors again this week. Reps. Shelley Berkley (D-NV), Corrine Brown (D-FL) and Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO) have joined the growing list of co-sponsors. "Since its introduction less than a month ago, congressional support for the Right to Repair Act has grown each week," said Kathleen Schmatz, president and CEO of the Automotive...

2009-04-03 11:38:00

DXA Task Force Urges Congress to Pass Bill to Protect Patient Access WASHINGTON, April 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to protect patient access to osteoporosis testing and reduce the physical and economic burden of osteoporosis for millions of Americans, Congress introduced the "Medicare Fracture Prevention and Osteoporosis Testing Act of 2009," (S. 769 and H.R. 1894). Senators Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) introduced the Senate version and Representatives...

2009-02-25 13:45:00

AHCA/Alliance Praise New Bipartisan Letter Asking White House to 'Protect the Safety Net' WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's two leading long-term care advocacy organizations, the American Health Care Association (AHCA) and the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care, today praised and thanked U.S. Representatives Earl Pomeroy (D-ND), Shelley Berkley (D-NV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL) for sending a new letter to President Barack Obama...

2008-10-06 06:00:23

By C. Douglas Nielsen There was a time when the great thing about living in Southern Nevada was its wide-open spaces, most of it on public land. One could travel in just about any direction and find someplace new and interesting to visit or someplace new and inviting to hunt. Living in the growing city was made tolerable because you always could get away from the crowds by taking a drive into the desert on one of many roads that miners, ranchers and wandering explorers left behind long...

2008-09-29 06:00:20

By Steve Tetreault By STEVE TETREAULT Stephens Washington Bureau WASHINGTON - Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., introduced a bill in Congress on Friday to designate almost a half-million acres of federal land in Clark County as wilderness or for other protections. The bill would create a National Conservation Area with some controls on visitors to Gold Butte, an area encompassing 362,177 acres - more than 565 square miles - located 65 miles northeast of Las Vegas. Within the...

2008-09-22 06:00:18

By Steve Tetreault By STEVE TETREAULT STEPHENS WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON - No matter what happens with the embattled director of Nevada's Nuclear Projects Agency, the state will not give up the fight against Yucca Mountain, Nevada's senators vowed Thursday. Sens. Harry Reid and John Ensign insisted the Energy Department's plans for a nuclear waste repository are still more dead than alive, even as the department made progress this summer moving it toward construction. In a...

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