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Senator Dean Heller
2017-03-25 12:06:21
Week in Review During the past week in Washington D.C., we tackled many issues that are important to Nevada. I also had the opportunity to meet with constituents and local officials from all around the state to discuss issues—ranging from health care to water to higher education— that impact our local communities. On Monday, the Judiciary Committee began confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. I look forward to voting for Judge Gorsuch on the Senate floor because I believe he is not only exceptionally qualified, but I strongly agree with his belief that judges must interpret the law and our Constitution as written. He’s also a fellow Westerner, who understands our values and the important issues that affect our state. He would make an excellent Supreme Court Justice, and I am going to work to see that he is confirmed. On Wednesday, I spoke with members from multiple Veterans Service Organization at a Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee and highlighted issues affecting Nevada’s veterans. For example, I brought up my concerns surrounding the William Bee Ririe Hospital’s expiring contract and my work with the VA to secure a public forum with the Ely community to discuss how the VA’s decision will impact veteran care and to ensure the VA continues to provide quality and timely care for Ely veterans. I also followed up on a conversation I had with a constituent during a telephone town hall on Tuesday. Audrey and her husband asked me about “Blue Water” veterans and when they will get the assistance they deserve. During Wednesday’s hearing, I urged my colleagues to support a bill, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, which I cosponsored. The Senate also continued its work to confirm the President's nominees to key positions in his administration. On Thursday, we voted to confirm David Friedman as the U.S. Ambassador to Israel. I look forward to working with Mr. Friedman, and I’m hopeful that legislation I introduced to move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem will become a reality.   As always, I am honored to be your voice in Washington, D.C. Please reach out to my office at any time. Your feedback is essential, and I appreciate the opportunity to hear your concerns and ideas for solutions to challenges we’re facing in Nevada. I encourage you to visit my social media pages and stay up to date on my work in Nevada and Washington.  In the News Ceremony celebrates Moapa solar project in Southern Nevada Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch tries to rise above partisan rancor at hearing VIDEO: Heller Discusses Promoting Nevada Tourism    Click here to watch This week, I talked with high school students participating in UNLV’s Upward Bound program.   Take Action Follow Senator Heller on Facebook On Twitter @SenDeanHeller And on YouTube *If you are no longer interested in receiving updates, please do not respond to this email, as it is an unattended e-mail address.  Please click the link below if you would like to be removed from future e-mails. 
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Week in Review

During the past week in Washington D.C., we tackled many issues that are important to Nevada. I also had the opportunity to meet with constituents and local officials from all around the state to discuss issues—ranging from health care to water to higher education— that impact our local communities.

On Monday, the Judiciary Committee began confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. I look forward to voting for Judge Gorsuch on the Senate floor because I believe he is not only exceptionally qualified, but I strongly agree with his belief that judges must interpret the law and our Constitution as written. He’s also a fellow Westerner, who understands our values and the important issues that affect our state. He would make an excellent Supreme Court Justice, and I am going to work to see that he is confirmed.

On Wednesday, I spoke with members from multiple Veterans Service Organization at a Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee and highlighted issues affecting Nevada’s veterans. For example, I brought up my concerns surrounding the William Bee Ririe Hospital’s expiring contract and my work with the VA to secure a public forum with the Ely community to discuss how the VA’s decision will impact veteran care and to ensure the VA continues to provide quality and timely care for Ely veterans. I also followed up on a conversation I had with a constituent during a telephone town hall on Tuesday. Audrey and her husband asked me about “Blue Water” veterans and when they will get the assistance they deserve. During Wednesday’s hearing, I urged my colleagues to support a bill, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, which I cosponsored.

The Senate also continued its work to confirm the President's nominees to key positions in his administration. On Thursday, we voted to confirm David Friedman as the U.S. Ambassador to Israel. I look forward to working with Mr. Friedman, and I’m hopeful that legislation I introduced to move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem will become a reality.  

As always, I am honored to be your voice in Washington, D.C. Please reach out to my office at any time. Your feedback is essential, and I appreciate the opportunity to hear your concerns and ideas for solutions to challenges we’re facing in Nevada. I encourage you to visit my social media pages and stay up to date on my work in Nevada and Washington. 


In the News

VIDEO:  Heller Discusses Promoting Nevada Tourism 
 

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This week, I talked with high school students participating in UNLV’s Upward Bound program.

 

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