Half Beard Challenger: “It is a huge benefit to Nevada, but only if you pass the bill.” Dusenbury Says

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Matt Dusenbury, Environmental Manager at Nevada Copper takes the half-beard challenge! Below is his message to Congress:

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“It is a huge benefit to Nevada, but only if you pass the bill.”  -Matt Dusenbury, Nevada Copper’s Environmental Manager

The half-beard looks ridiculous…..but  so does half-a-bill!!


Nevada Copper recently issued an update on the project, the bill stuck in congress and the half-beard challenge. To read the update, click here.

TOP TWELVE LIST of Reasons to Pass the Bill

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We at Pass Bills. Create Jobs. decided to list the “Top Ten” Reasons to pass the Northern Nevada Land Conservation and Economic Development Act.  But, we actually came up with twelve!

Starting today, we will post one reason each day until we get to the number one reason the bill should be passed.

Here is our countdown starting with #12.

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#12 Lead! Establish a positive precedent and model for future, balanced, public lands transfers that benefit  communities in the western public land states.

Half Beard Challenger: “We deserve the ‘full’ deal!” Ohlin Says

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Hank Ohlin, Nevada Copper’s Sr. Geologist takes the half-beard challenge! Below is his message to Congress:

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“We deserve the ‘full’ deal!”  - Hank Ohlin, Nevada Copper’s Sr. Geologist

The half-beard looks ridiculous…..but  so does half-a-bill!!


Nevada Copper recently issued an update on the project, the bill stuck in congress and the half-beard challenge. To read the update, click here.

Half Beard Challenger: “Get’er done!!” Esteban Says

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Esteban “Steve” Chiquete, Nevada Copper’s  Procurement Manager participates in the half-beard challenge…. Below is his message to Congress:

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“Get’er done!!”  - Steve Chiquete, Procurement Manager at Nevada Copper, Inc.

The half-beard looks ridiculous…..but  so does half-a-bill!!


Nevada Copper recently issued an update on the project, the bill stuck in congress and the half-beard challenge. To read the update, click here.

Tim Dake – General Manager of Project Construction Accepts the Half-Beard Challenge and Passes the Gauntlet

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Tim Dake, Nevada Copper’s General Manager of Project Construction thanks the leadership and participates in the half-beard challenge…. Below is his message to Congressman Steven Horsford, Congressman Mark Amodei and Senators Reid and Heller.

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“Thank you Steven &  Mark for your hard work and support in the “Jobs Bill”. “Now I want Dean and Harry to do their part”. - Tim Dake, Nevada Copper’s General Manager of Project Construction

The half-beard looks ridiculous…..but  so does half-a-bill!!


Nevada Copper recently issued an update on the project, the bill stuck in congress and the half-beard challenge. To read the update, click here.

Battle Born – Half Beard Challenge!

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Show your battle born spirit and join the half-beard challenge starting now through mid December.

The half-half beard will show your allegiance to getting the Northern Nevada Land Conservation and Economic Development Act passed. Currently, the Nevada lands and jobs bill is half-passed.  We have until mid December to have it approved by the Senate and signed by the President.

The challenge is easy:

1) Shave half your face.

2) Take a video or picture of your half-beard and post it on our Facebook page or tag us on you page: https://www.facebook.com/passbillscreatejobs

3) Throw the gauntlet out and challenge others to do the same.


Visit our Websites regularly. Tweet, “Like” on Facebook, and Share.

Website       http://passbillscreatejobs.com

Facebook     https://www.facebook.com/passbillscreatejobs

Twitter         https://twitter.com/PassBills_4Jobs

Senator Mitch McConnell’s Post-Election Comments

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Click here or the image below to watch Senator Mitch McConnell’s post election comments. Read the summary below to see how his comments could positively affect our jobs bill that is stuck in Congress.

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On November 5, 2014, the day after the election, Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the prospective, incoming Senate Majority Leader stated the following in a press conference:

“ .. . I think they [the American people] want us to look for areas of agreement. . . We ought to start with the view that maybe there are some things we can agree on to make progress for the country. . . And it means occasionally burning the midnight oil to reach a conclusion.”

Later he said, “. . . if a bill comes out of committee on a bipartisan basis, that means you’ve got both Democrats and Republicans who are interested in seeing it passed for a bipartisan constituency for moving forward.”

We at www.passbillscreatejobs.com agree with Senator McConnell. We believe that there is no reason to wait for next year to act on a job-creating, economic bill ready for passage right now.

The Northern Nevada Land Conservation and Economic Development Act (H.R. 5205) is a bill that the Congress can agree on. It will expedite a private, capital investment of $1 billion, create 1,400 direct jobs, 1,000-2,000 indirect jobs, provides land for community development in several Nevada communities, and provides reasonable conservation provisions in the form of two locally-driven, locally-supported wilderness proposals.

It has passed the House unanimously on a bipartisan basis. The Senate version (S. 159) was reported favorably (recommended for passage) with unanimous bipartisan support – both Democrats and Republicans – by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (in June 2013, over 16 months ago!). Indeed, it is a victim of the very gridlock that so many newly elected Senators and House Representatives have spoken about.

This bill is something that Democrats and Republicans, the Senate and House can agree on. It has been debated, modified, revised, resolved, combined (to give something to everyone), re-modified, re-debated, re-revised, re-resolved and broadly supported for over four (4) years. It does not need to be re-invented or held up to be re-re-reintroduced for a third time in the 114th Congress. Congress need not “burn the midnight oil” to get this bill passed. It is ready for passage now!

It is a win and we urge the Senate to pass it, to “make progress for the country”, to “move forward” and get people back to work!

To watch the video clip, click on the image above or the link directly below.

http://video.foxnews.com/v/3877091513001/mcconnell-americans-want-us-to-look-for-areas-of-agreement/#sp=show-clips

Friends of Pass Bills. Create Jobs… Tell Congress to Get Back to the Business of Governing and to Stop Throwing Sand in the Gears of Government

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On CBS Face the Nation on Sunday November 2, 2014, Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky said when the next Congress convenes “…we should immediately start passing bills. The House passed 400 bills, and they have all languished. …about 50 are Democrat bills…”

Moderator Bob Schieffer commented, “Will the gridlock ever end?”

Later on the same show, Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota stated “I believe the Congress has to get back to the business of governing… So we can stop people from throwing sand in the gears of government… we have so much opportunity now… 55 months of straight job growth…”

We at “Pass Bills. Create Jobs” couldn’t agree more with both Senators.

Perhaps other areas of the country have had job growth, but here in Lyon County, Nevada, we’ve just reached 10% unemployment after peaking at 19.8% in January 2011 and averaging 15.5% since October 2008. Let’s not let this opportunity pass, and condemn the people of Lyon County, Nevada to 3-5 more years of economic life support!

We challenge the U.S. Senate to pass the Northern Nevada Land Conservation and Economic Development Act (H.R. 5205). It was passed unanimously in the House of Representatives on September 15, 2014, after over two years of gridlock, and finally compromise, to get the bill passed. Now it needs Senate approval.

We say to you, 100 Senators, you need not wait until next year to pass a bill, PASS THIS BILL as soon as you return on November 12, and finish the business of the 113th Congress. It is a bipartisan bill that was developed at the local level, has bipartisan support, has overwhelming public support and, most importantly, it is a JOBS bill.

The only enemy of this bill is gridlock! We ask you, the U.S. Senate, do not throw sand in the gears of government. In fact, we say, do not throw sand in the gears of economic prosperity for this local community. Pass this bill and create jobs. There is absolutely no reason to oppose this bill and not pass it this year.

For our followers, like this Facebook site at the top of the page, urge your friends to like this page and urge the U.S. Senate to PASS THE BILL.

This is another way to vote and how you can make your voice heard and visible to anyone who would oppose this bill. We now have over 25,000 likes on http://www.passbillscreatejobs.com site, more than the majority of candidates for office. Help us get to at least 30,000 likes by November 12, when the Senate returns.

You can watch this episode by clicking the link below:

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/november-2-power-paul-klobuchar/

Senator Rand Paul’s comments are at 5:42-5:50
Senator Amy Klobuchar’s comments are at 15:22-15:40

Nevada Copper’s Team Wishes Nevada a Happy Birthday!!

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Visit the Pumpkin Hollow website to see the special thing the Nevada Copper team did to wish Nevada a Happy Birthday!!!!

Visit the Nevada Copper page here….

Happy Birthday Nevada!!! From Pass Bills. Create Jobs.

Pass Bills. Create Jobs is a grassroots initiative to raise awareness and support for seven northern Nevada land actions stuck in Congress.

The bills will acquire land for community development and resolve year’s long debates on wilderness designation. They will also jumpstart Nevada Copper’s Pumpkin Hollow Project, a 1 billion dollar copper mine near Yerington, Nevada that will benefit all of northern Nevada.

To help support passage of the Lyon County Economic Development Act, House bill (H.R. 433 or H.R. 696) and Senate bill 159, “Like” our Facebook page and Share this post with your family and friends.

  1. Like our Facebook page.

  2. Visit our Websites regularly. Tweet, “Like” on Facebook, and Share.

Website       http://passbillscreatejobs.com

Facebook     http://facebook.com/passbillscreatejobs

Twitter         https://twitter.com/PassBills_4Jobs

This legislation is the right thing to do.  Help us and our Nevada Congressional delegation get it passed.

Questions or Concerns about the Lyon County Project, the Lyon County Economic Development Act, House Bill (H.R. 433 or H.R. 696) and Senate Bill 159? Please submit them by emailing tdyhr@nevadacopper.com and we will get you the answers / address your concerns.

Passage of the Northern Nevada Bill Will Have a Huge Economic Impact on Lyon County

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The Northern Nevada Economic Development and Conservation Act is on the brink of being passed. We have two more hurdles and not a lot of time.  The bill was passed unanimously by the House on September 15, 2014. We are now waiting for Senate approval and the President’s signature. We have less than 20 days to accomplish those approvals.

If and when the bill passes, the economic impact will be felt. Especially in our rural Nevada communities where unemployment is high and the average salaries are low.

Passage of the bill will essentially help 7 of our northern Nevada communities acquire land by purchase from the Federal Government.

The city of Yerington, will purchase roughly 10,000 acres with the help of Nevada Copper. Once purchased, Nevada Copper plans to expand operations and implement Phase 2 of the mine plan.

Phase 2 of the mine plan would add 500 – 700 construction jobs and would employ around 950 permanent employees.

The comparison is depicted in the image above. The current size versus the potential size of the Nevada Copper project can be understood by comparing the size of a golf ball versus the size of a basketball. For example:

The current project is worth $35 million.

If the bill passes, the project will be worth $1.3 billion.

The current project will employ 430 permanent jobs.

If the bill passes, the project will employ over 1000.

This is an economic bill!

To help support passage of the Lyon County Economic Development Act, House bill (H.R. 433 or H.R. 696) and Senate bill 159, “Like” our Facebook page and Share this post with your family and friends.

  1. Like our Facebook page.

  2. Visit our Websites regularly. Tweet, “Like” on Facebook, and Share.

Website       http://passbillscreatejobs.com

Facebook     http://facebook.com/passbillscreatejobs

Twitter         https://twitter.com/PassBills_4Jobs

This legislation is the right thing to do.  Help us and our Nevada Congressional delegation get it passed.

Questions or Concerns about the Lyon County Project, the Lyon County Economic Development Act, House Bill (H.R. 433 or H.R. 696) and Senate Bill 159? Please submit them by emailing tdyhr@nevadacopper.com and we will get you the answers / address your concerns.