Latest News from News 3

Las Vegas News | Weather | Sports | Traffic - MyNews3

GOP officials rip BLM over Bundy at House hearing

(NBC News)
(NBC News)
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 7/25 12:39 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Local and federal Republican elected officials criticized the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's handling of the armed April standoff with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, blaming tensions on heavy-handed actions by the agency's law enforcement officials.

The GOP officials, at a House subcommittee hearing Thursday in Washington, said local authorities should have handled the situation instead and federal land managers should not be allowed to carry guns.

The bureau wasn't invited to testify at the hearing conducted by the Natural Resources subcommittee.

Bundy and his states' rights supporters thwarted the bureau's attempt to remove his cattle from public land.

The bureau says Bundy owes over $1 million in fees and penalties for trespassing on federal property without a permit over 20 years. Bundy refuses to acknowledge federal authority on public lands.

 

©2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Share

Slideshows

Popular Right Now:
Woman on scooter killed in 5-vehicle accident

Updated: 11/27/2014 9:38:23 AM

Thanksgiving celebrated at Nellis AFB 

Updated: 11/27/2014 8:04:00 PM

(Sandra Gonzalez / KSNV News 3)
UNLV rodeo team among the best in the nation 

Updated: 11/27/2014 3:23:39 PM

Poll


All content © Copyright 2014 Chesapeake Media I, LLC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service
You may also view our Sitemap.

FCC assistance for any person with disabilities can be provided by contacting us at publicfilehelp@mynews3.com

KSNV Profile & Public Inspection Files

2014 NBCUniversal Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Portions by Broadcast Interactive Media

FOLLOW US!


Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.