Congressman Joe Heck

Representing the 3th District of Nevada
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Budget

In order to save our children and grandchildren from a fiscal crisis, we must reduce spending and address the major drivers of our debt. Since coming to Congress, I have voted for budget resolutions that would put our country on a sustainable fiscal path, address the major drivers of our debt, and preserve and protect critical safety net programs that provide health and retirement security for our seniors. In fact, I have voted to reduce discretionary spending to below 2008 levels (see chart). This is a small but important step in reining in out-of-control spending and debt. Please be assured that I will continue to work on addressing the major issues with our debt so we can put our country back on the path to economic recovery.

 

PRESS RELEASE -- Rep. Heck  Responds to President's Budget Request

WASHINGTON - Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) today released the following statement on the President's budget request.

"Just about the only thing left out of this budget wish list is the full pay raise our troops deserve," Rep. Heck said. "While I know we will spend the coming days and weeks reviewing the many details and policies this budget contains, my most immediate priority is to sound the alarm to my colleagues in the House that we need to do everything we can to ensure our men and women in uniform get a full pay raise. Our troops and their families are making great sacrifices for our country and we should not be nickel and diming them on pay and benefits.”

By law troops are to receive a pay raise within 0.5 percent of the Employment Cost Index, which tracks civilian labor costs. The index for 2017 is projected to be 2.1 percent, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Read more here,

 

PRESS RELEASE -- Heck Opposes Omnibus Spending Bill

WASHINGTON - Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) today released the following statement after voting against the omnibus appropriations bill for 2016.

"During my time in the House the three items at the top of my priority list have been keeping America safe, reducing government spending, and getting Nevadans back to work. This bill falls short on all three. It raises discretionary spending above last year's level, marking the first time since 2011 we have failed to reduce spending, while continuing to under-fund our national defense. And although Nevada's economy has improved over recent years, I worry that tripling the number of H-2B visas for foreign workers will put Nevadans at a disadvantage." Read more here.

 

PRESS RELEASE -- Heck Backs Passage of Defense Authorization

Applauds personnel provisions; Expresses disappointment in House Democrats for politicizing bipartisan bill

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) today backed House passage of H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016. Chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, Rep. Heck applauded the personnel-related provisions in the bill including preventing retaliation against members of the Armed Forces who report sexual assault, the establishment of a unified medical command, and improving the current military pay and retirement system so we can recruit and retain the very best talent available. Read more here

 

PRESS RELEASE -- Military Personnel Subcommittee Unanimously Approves MILPERS Mark for FY16 Defense Authorization

WASHINGTON - The House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee, chaired by Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03), today unanimously approved the subcommittee's portion of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016.

In his opening remarks before the subcommittee, Rep. Heck stressed the bipartisan work done to draft the subcommittee mark and highlighted several policy provisions contained in the mark including preventing retaliation against members of the Armed Forces who report sexual assault, the establishment of a unified medical command, and improving the current military pay and retirement system so we can recruit and retain the very best talent available. Read more here. 

 

PRESS RELEASE -- Rep. Heck Statementon Release of MILPERS Subcommittee Mark

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03), Chairman of the House Armed Services Military Personnel (MILPERS) Subcommittee, released the following statement in conjunction with the release of the Subcommittee's portion of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016. Read more here.

 

PRESS RELEASE -- Heck Supports Homeland Security Funding

Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) today released the following statement after voting to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the remainder of the fiscal year.

"As a member of both the House Armed Services Committee and Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, as well as a member of the Army Reserve, there is no issue I take more seriously than protecting and defending the people of the United States of America. While I strongly oppose the executive actions taken by the President last November and hope that future court decisions validate my belief that those actions were illegal, I simply will not ask the very men and women who stand between our enemies and our families to report to work without pay." Read more here

More on Budget

Feb 9, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) today released the following statement on the President's budget request.

Dec 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) today released the following statement after voting against the omnibus appropriations bill for 2016.

Oct 28, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) today released the following statement on today's budget vote.

Sep 17, 2015 Video
Dec 12, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Congressman Joe Heck today released the following statement on his support for H.R. 83, Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015.
Jan 22, 2014 Photo Gallery

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