Reid First Introduced Legislation in 2009, Today’s Action Continues Momentum From Last Congress
June 15, 2011
Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid is pleased to announce his legislation, the Hoover Power Allocation Act, passed out of the House Committee on Natural Resources this morning. Senator Reid introduced this legislation in March of this year in the Senate. The bill ensures that clean, renewable electricity from Hoover Dam continues to power Nevada.
“I have worked for years to ensure Nevada continues to benefit from the clean energy produced at the Hoover Dam and today’s action continues the momentum from the last Congress,” said Reid. “The Hoover Dam project is good for our economy and good for our environment. I am proud to lead our state’s delegation to make certain the 29 million people who benefit from this reliable source of energy continue to do so for years to come.”
• In March 2011, Senator Reid introduced the Hoover Power Allocation Act, S.519, in the Senate.
• Last Congress, Senator Reid lead the Nevada delegation in introducing the Hoover Power Allocation Act in December 2009.
• In June 2010, Senator Reid submitted testimony on clean energy from the Hoover Dam to the Senate water and power subcommittee hearing.
• Last Congress, Republicans blocked the bipartisan Hoover Power Allocation Act as part of a public lands bill.