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.
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 President Obama's Basin and Range Monument designation.
Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) will host a job fair and career skills workshop on Monday, May 4, 2015. The job fair, which runs from 10:00am until 2:00pm, will feature more than 40 employers that are hiring for a combined 5,175 positions.
Visit http://heckjobfair.eventbrite.com to RSVP for this event.
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.