Southern Nevada is one of the fastest growing communities in the entire country. That growth has been a terrific boom for our community, but it has also brought with it many negative consequences. From air pollution, to traffic congestion, to brownfields, and urban renewal, the problems are many, and the challenge is daunting. I am working with other Members of Congress across the country, who also represent fast growth communities, to address the problems associated with rapid growth. Whether it's fighting for more federal funding to address the air quality problems in southern Nevada, improving and expanding public transportation, easing traffic congestion, reducing the tax burden on Nevada families, or bringing more jobs into the Silver State, I have advocated responsible growth, and making improvements to the quality of life of our residents first.