Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid today lauded House passage of his legislation, the Hoover Power Allocation Act, which ensures that clean, renewable electricity from Hoover Dam continues to power Nevada. Reid first introduced this legislation during the last Congress and reintroduced it this past March.
“This legislation will help Nevada’s economy by ensuring we continue to benefit from this crucial clean electricity source,” said Reid. “After working for years to move this bill forward, I’m pleased we’ve taken this important step that will maintain the production of affordable, clean energy at Hoover Dam that 29 million people in the West rely on.”
• 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.