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Sen. Harry Reid Wants to Bail-out Nevada Casinos

March 23, 2009
KRNV.com
12/20/2009

 

casino-bailoutNevada Sen. Harry Reid has sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking for clarification to a provision that restricts casinos from using federal stimulus funds.

The Democratic majority leader says in a letter sent Friday that the provision is “overly broad” and is discouraging nonprofit groups from applying for stimulus money.

Reid argues that casinos are often the only suitable space for conferences and workshops held by community organizations. He also cites a women’s group that often uses casino hotel rooms as transitional housing for victims of violence.

The Senate approved the provision, introduced by Republican Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, last month in a 73-24 vote. Reid voted against the measure, while Nevada Republican Sen. John Ensign supported it.

Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., sent the following letter to President Barack Obama regarding the use of economic recovery funds Friday. Text of the letter follows:

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