Economy and Jobs
Job creation and turning our economy around is my top priority in Congress. As a former small business owner, I know what it takes to run a business, make a payroll and create jobs. Since coming to Congress, I have focused on introducing and supporting legislation that will create an environment that allows the private sector to thrive and create jobs. While there have been positive economic signs lately, we cannot turn our attention away from this critical issue. That is why I am actively working to promote legislation that will help provide economic relief and spur job creation that is desperately needed in Nevada.
PHOTO -- Rep. Heck Hosts Eighth Job Fair and Career Skills Workshop
Over 60 hiring employers were present with more than 1,500 positions available. There were workshops on budgeting, dressing for success, veterans reintegration, and resume writing.
VIDEO -- Rep Joe Heck: U.S. Trade With Other Countries Supports Nevada Jobs
VIDEO -- Rep. Joe Heck Hosts Seventh Job Fair and Career Skills Workshop
PRESS RELEASE -- JOLT Act to Expand International Tourism to U.S., Increase National Security
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Joe Heck (NV-03) and Mike Quigley, (IL-05) today introduced the Jobs Originating through Launching Travel (JOLT) Act, a bipartisan effort to expand international tourism and increase national security.
"Boosting our economy and improving national security are two of the most critical challenges we face as a nation and the JOLT Act addresses them both," Rep. Heck said. "Expediting the visa interview process and expanding the Visa Waiver Program will bring more international travelers and tourists to destinations around our country and creates jobs. Making discretionary visa waiver security programs mandatory will improve our security at home and aid our intelligence community in the fight against global terrorism. I look forward to working with Rep. Quigley again to continue building broad bipartisan support for the JOLT Act and, hopefully this year we can move the bill to the floor." Read more here.
VIDEO -- Three Kids Mine Bill Is a Win For The Economy
PRESS RELEASE -- Heck Applauds Three Kids Mine Bill Being Signed Into Law
WASHINGTON - Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) today released the following statement upon learning that President Barack Obama signed H.R. 697, the Three Kids Mine Remediation and Reclamation Act, into law.
The bill provides an innovative public-private partnership solution to finally clean up the abandoned Three Kids Mine site in Henderson at no cost to federal taxpayers. It is estimated that the clean up and development of the Three Kids Mine site could create as many as 3,000 jobs over the life of the project. Read more here.
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WASHINGTON - Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) today released the following statement on today's budget vote.
CONFIRMED EMPLOYERS ATTENDING:
LAS VEGAS - As a kickoff to the August Congressional District Work Period, Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) met with a group of Hispanic community leaders for lunch at the Havana Grill located in the Regal Plaza in Las Vegas.
The meeting was part of Rep. Heck's continued outreach to the Hispanic community of southern Nevada. The discussion focused on issues facing the small business community and Latino community of Nevada in general.