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Senator Dean Heller
2015-02-20 15:54:03
Week in Review The past couple of weeks have brought both successes in legislation and sadness back home in Nevada for the loss of legendary UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian. Coach Tarkanian passed away recently, leaving our state with a sense of loss and pride. He was a role model nationwide and left a lasting impact on college basketball. Senator Harry Reid and I commemorated Coach Tarkanian by passing a Senate Resolution honoring his life's work in basketball and his community. But aside from this great loss, the past couple of weeks have been successful. Nevada was recognized as leading the nation in solar jobs per capita, with a 146 percent solar job growth in 2014. Read more here. Keystone XL legislation and the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act made their final passage through Congress and to the President's desk. The Clay Hunt SAV Act was signed into law by the President, bringing great opportunity for veterans struggling with mental health. I also introduced two bills that are important in helping my fellow Nevadans and people across the country: Douglas County Lands Bill: The legislation expands recreational opportunities, promotes conservation, and jump-starts economic development in Douglas County, Nevada. Women Veterans Access to Quality Care Act: This legislation ensures the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adapts to meet the needs of the expanding female veteran population. This last week, I spent time back in the state for the Presidents' Day recess. I attended a round table hosted by the International Franchise Association in Las Vegas with small business owners from Nevada to talk about finances and legislation that could benefit small businesses in the state. I also caught up with Sam Shad and Ray Hagar on Nevada NewsMakers and Dan Mason on News Talk 780 KOH in Reno. I enjoyed being back in the state to spend time with fellow Nevadans and listen to their ideas on key issues. I look forward to getting back to Washington, D.C., to bring these views to Capitol Hill. In the News Heller Land Legislation Passes U.S. House #Jerry Tarkanian: R.I.P. Northern Nevada Land Bill Couples Development, Scenic Wilderness Senate Bill Sets VA Health Standards for Women Report: Nevada Leads Nation in Solar Jobs Per Capita Refueling the Yucca Mountain Debate A tribute to coach Jerry Tarkanian Everyone who had the privilege of knowing Coach Tark has a heavy heart today. Lois, the entire Tarkanian family, and the UNLV community are in my thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time. R.I.P. Coach Tark 1930-2015 Catching up with Sam Shad and Ray Hagar on Nevada NewsMakers in Reno Round table hosted by the International Franchise Association in Las Vegas Hanging out with Dan Mason at the News Talk 780 KOH studio in Reno
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Week in Review

The past couple of weeks have brought both successes in legislation and sadness back home in Nevada for the loss of legendary UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian.

Coach Tarkanian passed away recently, leaving our state with a sense of loss and pride. He was a role model nationwide and left a lasting impact on college basketball. Senator Harry Reid and I commemorated Coach Tarkanian by passing a Senate Resolution honoring his life's work in basketball and his community.

But aside from this great loss, the past couple of weeks have been successful.

Nevada was recognized as leading the nation in solar jobs per capita, with a 146 percent solar job growth in 2014. Read more here.

Keystone XL legislation and the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act made their final passage through Congress and to the President's desk. The Clay Hunt SAV Act was signed into law by the President, bringing great opportunity for veterans struggling with mental health.

I also introduced two bills that are important in helping my fellow Nevadans and people across the country:

Douglas County Lands Bill: The legislation expands recreational opportunities, promotes conservation, and jump-starts economic development in Douglas County, Nevada.

Women Veterans Access to Quality Care Act: This legislation ensures the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adapts to meet the needs of the expanding female veteran population.

This last week, I spent time back in the state for the Presidents' Day recess.

I attended a round table hosted by the International Franchise Association in Las Vegas with small business owners from Nevada to talk about finances and legislation that could benefit small businesses in the state. I also caught up with Sam Shad and Ray Hagar on Nevada NewsMakers and Dan Mason on News Talk 780 KOH in Reno.

I enjoyed being back in the state to spend time with fellow Nevadans and listen to their ideas on key issues. I look forward to getting back to Washington, D.C., to bring these views to Capitol Hill.


In the News

A tribute to coach Jerry Tarkanian

Everyone who had the privilege of knowing Coach Tark has a heavy heart today. Lois, the entire Tarkanian family, and the UNLV community are in my thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time.

R.I.P. Coach Tark

1930-2015

Catching up with Sam Shad and Ray Hagar on Nevada NewsMakers in Reno

Round table hosted by the International Franchise Association in Las Vegas

Hanging out with Dan Mason at the News Talk 780 KOH studio in Reno

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