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Las Vegas business leaders broaden approach to DC lobbying

Written By:

Peter Urban & Ed Vogel

Las Vegas business leaders believe they got some results from broadening the approach to their annual lobbying trek to Washington last week.

While the dozen or so members of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce spent time with each member of Nevada’s congressional delegation, they also called on representatives from Arizona, Utah, Pennsylvania and West Virginia who sit on relevant committees or share regional interests.

Meetings with the Arizonans, for instance, focused on having an Interstate 11 built to connect Phoenix and Las Vegas and on concerns about drought and its impact on the Colorado River, which Arizona and Nevada share.

“We are facing a national natural disaster with the drought here. We have to figure out some regional approaches to solving that problem,” said Brian McAnallen, chamber vice president of government affairs.


Las Vegas Review-Journal