Statement on HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra’s trip to Las Vegas to meet with Gov. Steve Sisolak
If you are covering HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra’s trip to Las Vegas to meet with Gov. Steve Sisolak today, please consider the following from the Republican National Committee:
“Nevada has the third highest unemployment, fourth highest gas prices, one of the highest COVID-19 case rates, and the worst vaccination rate for our most vulnerable population in the country. No matter how you look at it, Secretary Becerra, Governor Sisolak, and President Biden have failed Nevadans and today’s visit does nothing to change that.” –RNC Spokesperson Keith Schipper
- Nevada has the fifth highest COVID-19 case rate per capita over the last seven days in the country and the Silver State’s test positivity rate is overtwice as high now than it was when President Biden signed his massive $1.9 trillion spending package to address the pandemic.
- Nevada ranks last in the nation in vaccinating nursing home residents, our most vulnerable population to the virus.
- After enjoying a historically low unemployment rate under the Trump administration, Nevada currently has the third highest unemployment rate in the country.
- According to AAA data, Nevada had the fourth highest gas prices in the country over the Fourth of July weekend.