Amodei sponsors bipartisan, bicameral bill to restore Lake Tahoe Basin

U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV) on March 1 sponsored a bipartisan, bicameral bill that would reauthorize $415 million in funding to reduce wildfire threats, improve water clarity, combat invasive species, and restore the environment in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

“Lake Tahoe is a natural wonder and a key pillar of our local economy,” Rep. Amodei said. “We have a shared responsibility to preserve its beauty for generations to come.”

The Lake Tahoe Restoration Reauthorization Act, H.R. 1274, which Rep. Amodei introduced with four original cosponsors, including lead cosponsor U.S. Rep. Susie Lee (D-NV), would reauthorize the funding through Sept. 30, 2034. 

“I am proud to team up with my colleagues from Nevada and California to reauthorize funding for important management projects that will restore the environment and avert imminent threats in the Lake Tahoe Basin,” said the congressman.

Rep. Lee pointed out that Nevadans and tourists from around the world flock to Lake Tahoe by the millions each year to experience its world-class skiing and boating, trails, and diverse wildlife, making it a crucial part of our state’s economy. “We must act now to preserve the lake and surrounding environment for generations to come,” she said.

Companion legislation, the same-named S. 612, also was introduced on March 1 by U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV).