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. 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. Joe Heck Addresses the Latino Coalition's Small Business Summit


PHOTO - Rep. Joe Heck Meets with Members of SourceAmerica


PHOTO - Rep. Joe Heck Addresses the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce During Their Annual Visit to Washington, DC


PHOTO - Rep. Joe Heck Meets with Nevada Cattlemen's Association

Angela and Joe were in Washington, D.C. representing the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association 2016 Young Cattlemen’s Conference this week. It was great to be able to speak with them about how cirtical ranchers and miners are to a healthy Nevada economy.


PHOTO - Rep. Joe Heck Receives the National Retail Federation's 2016 Hero of Main Street Award


PHOTO - Rep. Joe Heck Meets with Leaders of Southern Nevada's African American Business Community


PHOTO - Rep. Joe Heck Speaks at Project Neon Groundbreaking


PHOTO - Rep. Joe Heck Holds Another Successful Job Fair and Career Skills Workshop


PHOTO - Rep. Joe Heck Addresses Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce


PHOTO - Rep. Joe Heck Meets with Members of the Urban Chamber of Commerce - Las Vegas IT Round Table


PHOTO - Heck Hosts Lunch for Leaders of the Asian-American Business Community


VIDEO - Heck: Bill improves national security, maintains economic benefits of international travel


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.


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

More on Economy and Jobs

Jul 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON - As the House continues to work through the Appropriations process, Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) today applauded House passage of H.R. 5538, the Department of the Interior and Environment Appropriations Act of 2017.

Jan 13, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) today voted in favor oF S.J. Res. 22, a resolution disapproving of the of the rule submitted by the Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency relating to the definition of “waters of the United States” under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.
After the vote Rep. Heck released the following statement.

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.

Dec 17, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) today supported House passage of a year-end tax extender bill, touting a number of provisions of critical importance to Nevadans.

Those provisions include a permanent extension of the state and local sales tax deduction, K-12 teacher classroom expenses deduction, and the section 179 deduction used by small businesses to expense certain business assets. Also included in the bill is a two year extension of mortgage debt forgiveness and the deduction for higher education tuition and related expenses.

Oct 28, 2015 Press Release

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