Congressman Joe Heck

Representing the 3th District of Nevada
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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.

A bill I introduced called the Three Kids Mine Remediation and Reclamation Act was recently signed into law. This bill would create local jobs through the clean up and redevelopment of the dangerous, abandoned Three Kids Mine Site in Henderson. I urged my colleagues to support this bill in a speech on the House floor. Click the image below to watch the video.

Other legislation I am pushing that will improve our economy is called the Jobs Originating through Launching Travel or JOLT Act. The JOLT Act will expand access to visa services and improve an outdated visa processing system that has prevented travelers and tourists from coming to the U.S. By attracting international travelers, who on average spend $4,000 per visit, more jobs will be created and Nevada's economy will get a much-needed shot in the arm. In fact, it is estimated that the JOLT Act could attract as many as 98 million more visitors to the U.S., create one million American jobs, and generate as much as $859 billion in revenue by 2020.


More on Economy and Jobs

Mar 19, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Congressmen Joe Heck (NV-03) and Daniel Lipinski (IL-03) today re-launched the Congressional Unmanned Systems Caucus.

The caucus will serve as a bipartisan forum to educate members on commercial applications of unmanned systems, current industry trends, and regulatory issues associated with air, land, and sea-based autonomous systems.

Mar 17, 2015 Press Release

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. 

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.
Dec 1, 2014 Press Release
As the House and Senate continue to work through "must pass" items in the lame duck session of Congress, Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) today sent letters to House leaders and the chairman and ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee urging that an extension of mortgage forgiveness debt relief and the state and local sales tax deduction be included in a year-end tax extenders package.