Open for Business

Senator Dean Heller
2018-02-02 16:58:12
Dear Friend, Happy February, the month when many Nevadans and Americans across the country will start seeing an increase in their paychecks as a result of the recently-enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a bill I was proud to help write and move over the finish line. Despite its opponents, tax reform continues to make waves across the country and show that America is back open for business as nearly 300 companies, including many that employ thousands of Nevadans, have announced they will be giving their workers bonuses, pay raises, or enhanced benefits as a direct result of the new law. Just this week alone, home improvement retailer Lowe’s, which employs more than 2,000 Nevadans, pledged to give back to its workers with expanded benefits like adoption assistance and paid parental leave as well as special bonuses of up to $1,000. Additionally, United Parcel Service, better known as UPS, committed to increasing pension funding as part of a new $12 billion investment program made possible because of the changes in the tax code. But it is not just Fortune 500 companies that are lining up to reward their workers. In rural Nevada, Prospector Hotel & Gambling Hall handed out special $500 bonuses to its employees and raised its starting wages to $12 per hour because of tax reform. In southern Nevada, South Point Hotel Casino & Spa doubled its 2,300 full-time workers’ bonuses as Fontainebleau’s developers in Las Vegas announced they would resume construction on a project that is expected to create 10,000 jobs. But this is just the tip of the iceberg, and I’m looking forward to seeing how the legislation will continue to positively benefit taxpayers in Nevada. Earlier this week during President Trump’s first State of the Union address, he mentioned that our sweeping tax relief legislation included doubling the child tax credit to help middle-class families. I was proud to help secure that provision, which increased the child tax credit to $2,000 per child, in the bill with my colleague Senator Tim Scott (R-SC). The President also touched on a number of other shared priorities that I’ve been fighting for in Congress, such as giving veterans’ more choice when it comes to their health care needs, making it easier for the VA to fire bad actors, and helping terminally ill patients get access to potentially life-saving treatments. You can read about more of my efforts that were mentioned by clicking here. As always, it’s an honor to represent you in the U.S. Senate. I have offices in Reno, Las Vegas, and Washington, D.C., and I encourage you to contact us – we’re here to help you. Dean Recent Tax Reform Announcements: • Apple, which just broke ground on a new facility in Reno: Pledged to spend $350 billion on development and create 20,000 jobs nationwide in the next five years. • AT&T: The company, which has 200,000 U.S. workers, including 1,100 Nevadans, announced it is giving its employees $1,000 bonuses. • Wal-Mart, which has 8,700 associates living in Nevada: Will increase wages, give eligible employees a special bonus of $1,000, and expand maternity and parental leave benefits. • Wells Fargo, which has more than 100 banks in Nevada: committed to giving nearly 900 Nevadans a raise. Spoke with Western High School’s school nurse Tina Miller about how Congress can support school nurses in Nevada and nationwide. I was also honored to meet with National Federation of the Blind about federal efforts to help individuals, including those in Nevada, who are blind and visually impaired.
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Dear Friend,

Happy February, the month when many Nevadans and Americans across the country will start seeing an increase in their paychecks as a result of the recently-enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a bill I was proud to help write and move over the finish line.

Despite its opponents, tax reform continues to make waves across the country and show that America is back open for business as nearly 300 companies, including many that employ thousands of Nevadans, have announced they will be giving their workers bonuses, pay raises, or enhanced benefits as a direct result of the new law.

Just this week alone, home improvement retailer Lowe’s, which employs more than 2,000 Nevadans, pledged to give back to its workers with expanded benefits like adoption assistance and paid parental leave as well as special bonuses of up to $1,000. Additionally, United Parcel Service, better known as UPS, committed to increasing pension funding as part of a new $12 billion investment program made possible because of the changes in the tax code.

But it is not just Fortune 500 companies that are lining up to reward their workers. In rural Nevada, Prospector Hotel & Gambling Hall handed out special $500 bonuses to its employees and raised its starting wages to $12 per hour because of tax reform. In southern Nevada, South Point Hotel Casino & Spa doubled its 2,300 full-time workers’ bonuses while Fontainebleau’s developers in Las Vegas announced they would resume construction on a project that is expected to create 10,000 jobs.

But this is just the tip of the iceberg, and I’m looking forward to seeing how the legislation will continue to positively benefit taxpayers in Nevada. Earlier this week during President Trump’s first State of the Union address, he mentioned that our sweeping tax relief legislation included doubling the child tax credit to help middle-class families. I was proud to help secure that provision, which increased the child tax credit to $2,000 per child, in the bill with my colleague Senator Tim Scott (R-SC).

The President also touched on a number of other shared priorities that I’ve been fighting for in Congress, such as giving veterans’ more choice when it comes to their health care needs, making it easier for the VA to fire bad actors, and helping terminally ill patients get access to potentially life-saving treatments. You can read about more of my efforts that were mentioned by clicking here.

As always, it’s an honor to represent you in the U.S. Senate. I have offices in Reno, Las Vegas, and Washington, D.C., and I encourage you to contact us – we’re here to help you.

Dean

Recent Tax Reform Announcements

  • Apple, which just broke ground on a new facility in Reno: pledged to spend $350 billion on development and create 20,000 jobs nationwide in the next five years.

  • AT&T: The company, which has 200,000 U.S. workers, including 1,100 Nevadans, announced it is giving its employees $1,000 bonuses.

  • Wal-Mart, which has 8,700 associates living in Nevada: Will increase wages, give eligible employees a special bonus of $1,000, and expand maternity and parental leave benefits.

  • Wells Fargo, which has more than 100 banks in Nevada: committed to giving nearly 900 Nevadans a raise.

Nevadans in Washington

Spoke with Western High School’s school nurse Tina Miller about how Congress can support school nurses in Nevada and nationwide.

I was also honored to meet with National Federation of the Blind about federal efforts to help individuals, including those in Nevada, who are blind and visually impaired.

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