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"Nevada today reminded us of the bittersweet progress when it comes to gender equality - how far women have come and still how far we have to go in the fight for equal rights," said Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, who was elected Nevada's first female U.S. senator in November.

Nevada backs Equal Rights Amendment decades after deadline →

Ms. Cortez Masto, citing the federal Energy Department's own past estimates, said that licensing hearings could cost the federal government as much as $1.6 billion, largely because the state of Nevada is sure to fight the proposal at every turn.

Yucca Mountain project's revival brings Nevada lawmakers together -- to oppose it →

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