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Gov't Shutdown Legislation Includes Some Nevada Services

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The legislation that ended the government shutdown also contained money that will go towards helping Nevadans.

Senator Harry Reid's office says it puts billions towards helping veterans.

"No state in the union has more backlog in taking care of veterans than we have in Nevada. This bill provided another $2 billion; Nevada will benefit more than any other state."

The senator's office also said the legislation provides $600 million for the Forest Service and $36 million for the Department of Interior to fight wildfires in the west including Nevada.

The bill also continues to defund Yucca Mountain in Nevada.

While Senator Reid voted for the legislation to end the shutdown, northern Nevada's Republican representatives opposed it.

Wednesday night Senator Heller spoke to us by phone and said the legislation didn't do enough to address the country's debt problem.

"I think we have some real responsibilities to Nevadans and to the American people to try and solve this problem, and just by kicking this can down the road again, we'll probably close this government again in 90 days," says Sen. Heller.

And Republican Congressman Mark Amodei, who also voted against the bill released a statement about his vote saying in part quote: "We have turned over every rock and undertaken this latest effort against the Senate, the administration, the national media, and the other side of the aisle in the house. My conscience is clear with respect to an all-out effort in a four against one fight. I now know how those folks at the Alamo felt."

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