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More Nevada Workers Pressure Adam Laxalt on Infrastructure Opposition

Nevada workers are continuing to criticize Republican Senate candidate Adam Laxalt on his opposition to the bipartisan infrastructure deal

KLAS-TV highlights that members of the Culinary Workers Union and “elected leaders in the Latino community [on Tuesday] hit Laxalt on his stance against the bipartisan infrastructure bill.”

Nevada workers have criticized Laxalt’s opposition to the infrastructure and jobs investment since he launched his 2022 campaign last month, calling him a “threat to Nevada jobs.” Laxalt has criticized the infrastructure bill’s cost, even though he supported the 2017 GOP tax law that cost more than a trillion dollars and was projected to send over 80% of its cuts to big corporations and the richest Americans, instead of working families.

While Laxalt has steadfastly opposed the infrastructure bill, despite its wide popularityU.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto has touted the bill’s positive impact on job creation and received recognition and praise for her work to ensure the bill makes critical investments in water infrastructure projects.

KLAS-TV: Culinary union, Latino community hit Laxalt on infrastructure stance, Trump ties

By David Charns | August 31, 2021

Key Points:

  • “Leaders of the Culinary Workers Union, Mi Familia Vota and elected leaders called out Republican U.S. Senate candidate Adam Laxalt on Tuesday, saying voting for him is a vote for former President Donald Trump.”
  • “‘We know he doesn’t care about Nevada. He doesn’t care about anything,’ Geoconda Argüello-Kline, secretary-treasurer for the Culinary Workers Union, Local 226, said. ‘The only thing he cares about is to please Donald Trump.’”
  • “Members of the culinary union and elected leaders in the Latino community hit Laxalt on his stance against the bipartisan infrastructure bill […] the plan is expected to bring billions of dollars and new jobs to Nevada.”
  • “‘Out the gate, Laxalt would attack something that is going to bring billions of dollars to this state, that’s going to go to the very kids we’ve been working with,’ Democratic Assem. Edgar Flores, of District 28, said.”

Read the full report here.

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