Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval today announced he had accepted the Graduate Medical Education (GME) Task Force recommendations for distribution of the $10 million approved in the Governor’s executive budget during the 2015 legislative session. Within four years, this funding is expected to create 304 new GME positions across Nevada which will help ensure more of Nevada’s medical students will remain in the Silver State to practice medicine.

Washington, DC - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest up to $7 million in grants for projects designed to expand wood products and wood energy markets that support sustainable forest management, especially in areas with high wildfire risks. These grants are available through the U.S. Forest Service's Wood Innovations Program.

Washington, DC - Understanding the hazards of space weather on crewed and robotic missions is vital to informing plans for NASA’s Journey to Mars and other missions into our solar system, and beyond. Veteran NASA astronaut John Grunsfeld and solar experts will discuss that and more during a panel discussion at 1 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, October 25.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval released the following statement Friday after receiving the recommendations from the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee.

Washington, DC - National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice met today with a group of governors representing states in Nigeria’s north and middle belt to discuss issues of strategic significance to the United States and Nigeria.  They discussed the importance of strong and inclusive governance as the region works to confront security threats, including from Boko Haram now known as ISIL's West Africa Province and from clashes among ethnic, religious, and other groups in Nigeria.  

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Costa Rica as you celebrate the 195th anniversary of your nation’s independence today.

Washington, DC - U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon will visit Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan, October 24–29. This will be Under Secretary Shannon’s first visit to Central Asia. Under Secretary Shannon will commemorate each state’s 25 year anniversary of independence and highlight the strong and growing partnerships between the Central Asian states and the U.S. government through Secretary Kerry’s C5+1 initiative, a platform for discussion and joint regional action on issues of common interest.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval today announced the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners was honored with the 2016 Commission of the Year award at the annual Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) conference held in Cody, Wyoming.

Washington, DC - Has the State Department certified Honduras per the 2016 Appropriations Act?

Las Vegas, Nevada - The Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities released three new Fact Sheets on the various ballot initiatives that voters will consider this November: