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Senator Dean Heller
2015-03-20 15:39:11
Week in Review The last couple of weeks, the Senate focused on passing S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015. Although the legislation came to an impasse due to partisan politics, I supported the bill and even filed my own amendment. The amendment ensures Department of Homeland Security personnel are properly trained to prevent human trafficking. Senate Republicans are determined to pass this legislation. Young children are waiting for our help, and it is my hope the Democratic filibuster comes to an end. Alongside this focus, I also introduced various pieces of legislation. I led a bipartisan group of Senators in reintroducing legislation to help end breast cancer by 2020. The bill creates a clearinghouse and catalyst for research, public-private partnerships, and trans-disciplinary collaboration. Breast cancer is one of the most pressing health concerns in this country. My family has been touched by breast cancer, and I know the difficulty that comes with the day-to-day life of patients. That is why I am determined to help eradicate this illness. To read more about the bill, click here. I also introduced the Nuclear Waste Informed Consent Act with Senator Harry Reid. This act permits the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to authorize construction of a nuclear waste repository only if the Secretary of Energy has secured written consent from the governor of the host state, affected units of local government, and affected Indian tribes. No state, including Nevada, should be forced to accept waste against its will. With no conceivable path to building Yucca Mountain, it’s time for Washington to admit the obvious: the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository is a figment of the federal government’s imagination. The coming weeks in the Senate will be focused on the budget. It is my wish that the Senate can overcome partisan gridlock and pass a budget to fund the country. If not, I have a simple solution: No Budget, No Pay. This bill requires Members of Congress to pass a budget on time in order to receive pay. In the News New Bill Revives Nevada Veto Over Nuke Waste at Yucca Mountain Heller Amendment Ready to Go Nevada Senators Bill would Only Allow Nuke Waste Dumps if Host State Gave OK Nevada Leads Southwest, 3rd in Nation in New Solar Installations Dean Heller Pushing Bill to Help End Breast Cancer Heller Floor Speech on human trafficking bill Click here to watch Heller on KTNV regarding breast cancer legislation Click here to watch The Las Vegas sign went green for Saint Patrick's Day! Photo via David Becker from the Las Vegas Review Journal 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

The last couple of weeks, the Senate focused on passing S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015. Although the legislation came to an impasse due to partisan politics, I supported the bill and even filed my own amendment. The amendment ensures Department of Homeland Security personnel are properly trained to prevent human trafficking. Senate Republicans are determined to pass this legislation. Young children are waiting for our help, and it is my hope the Democratic filibuster comes to an end.

Alongside this focus, I also introduced various pieces of legislation.

I led a bipartisan group of Senators in reintroducing legislation to help end breast cancer by 2020. The bill creates a clearinghouse and catalyst for research, public-private partnerships, and trans-disciplinary collaboration. Breast cancer is one of the most pressing health concerns in this country. My family has been touched by breast cancer, and I know the difficulty that comes with the day-to-day life of patients. That is why I am determined to help eradicate this illness. To read more about the bill, click here.

I also introduced the Nuclear Waste Informed Consent Act with Senator Harry Reid. This act permits the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to authorize construction of a nuclear waste repository only if the Secretary of Energy has secured written consent from the governor of the host state, affected units of local government, and affected Indian tribes. No state, including Nevada, should be forced to accept waste against its will. With no conceivable path to building Yucca Mountain, it’s time for Washington to admit the obvious: the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository is a figment of the federal government’s imagination. 

The coming weeks in the Senate will be focused on the budget. It is my wish that the Senate can overcome partisan gridlock and pass a budget to fund the country. If not, I have a simple solution: No Budget, No Pay. This bill  requires Members of Congress to pass a budget on time in order to receive pay.


In the News

Heller Floor Speech on human trafficking bill

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Heller on KTNV regarding breast cancer legislation

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The Las Vegas sign went green for Saint Patrick's Day!

Photo via David Becker from the Las Vegas Review Journal

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