Joe Heck

Joe Heck

NEVADA's 3rd DISTRICT

Heck Supports Passage of Long-Term Funding Bill

2014/12/12

House, Senate to use 2015 majorities to roll back executive overreach

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Joe Heck today released the following statement on his support for H.R. 83, Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015.

"During the 114th Congress Republicans will focus on enacting solutions to the challenges we face as a nation. We cannot do that if we are constantly working from CR to CR, shutdown threat to shutdown threat, re-fighting old battles. It is not a responsible way to govern and frankly, the American people deserve better.   "Passage of this bill achieves two important objectives. First, it funds critical government functions for eleven out of twelve annual appropriations bills for the remainder of this fiscal year and funds the Department of Homeland Security through February 27, 2015. This avoids any chance of a shutdown while reducing discretionary spending to pre-FY2008 levels while reining in the IRS and EPA, and increasing funding for the Veterans Administration. Second, it gives the House and Senate the opportunity to leverage having Republican majorities in both chambers in 2015 to address the President's most recent executive overreach on immigration: We simply do not have the votes right now to make any meaningful changes.     "The legislation also contains the defense appropriations bill which provides funding for our nation’s security, military readiness, our troops and their families, and gives the Defense Department the resources it needs in the ongoing fight against ISIL.   “In addition, numerous Nevada priorities such as preventing the listing of the sage grouse, reauthorizing BrandUSA, funding Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT), protecting Nevada's fair share of career and technical education funding, and providing funding for implementing improvements to workforce development and job training programs were included in this bill."

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Congressman Joe Heck represents Nevada's Third Congressional District in the House of Representatives. He serves on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

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Rep. Heck to preside over armed services committee

2014/12/12


Iraq war vet to take over HASC personnel panel

2014/12/11


Army Reservist Becomes Chairman of House Military Personnel Panel

2014/12/11


Rep. Heck Named Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee Chair

2014/12/11

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) today released the following statement on his appointment as House Armed Services Military Personnel (MILPERS) Subcommittee Chairman by House Armed Services Committee Chairman-elect  Mac Thornberry (R-TX).

“For more than 23 years, I have dedicated my career to protecting the morale and welfare of our troops and it has been my life's honor to care for our men and women in uniform as a physician in the U.S. Army Reserve. Chairing the MILPERS subcommittee will allow me to continue that service, just in another capacity. We face difficult challenges in the year ahead on military personnel issues, but I look forward to working with all of my colleagues to ensure we continue to provide for our men and women in uniform and their families.

“I thank Chairman-elect Thornberry for the confidence he has shown in me by this appointment. The full Committee will be in extremely capable hands under his leadership, and I am anxious to work with him and all of the subcommittee chairs to do the important work we have ahead of us.”

House Armed Services Committee Chairman-elect Mac Thornberry said the following regarding Rep. Heck's appointment: “As an active member of the US Army Reserve and someone whose military service has been devoted to military personnel, Congressman Heck has the background and experience to be an effective leader on the MILPERS subcommittee. I look forward to working together with him to meet the challenge of providing for the common defense and ensuring we support our men and women in uniform and their families while meeting the high expectations of the US taxpayer.”

The Military Personnel Subcommittee is responsible for military personnel policy, reserve component integration and employment issues, military health care, military education, and POW/MIA issues.

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Congressman Joe Heck represents Nevada's Third Congressional District in the House of Representatives. He serves on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

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Rep. Heck Statement on Release of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Report

2014/12/09

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) today released the following statement regarding the release of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report.

"The release of this report is another clear example of the disdain the Administration and some elected officials have for our intelligence community and the men and women who put their lives on the line to keep America safe. I had hoped Senator Feinstein would heed the advice of Secretary of State John Kerry who wanted to delay the release of the report because he knows it will put American diplomats, intelligence collectors, and troops in danger. In addition, we are in the process of building a coalition of partners in the Middle East to join us in the fight against ISIL. The release of this report risks alienating those nations that may be willing to assist us in the efforts to degrade and destroy ISIL. There is no question that Congress and the American people should engage in a healthy debate over our intelligence programs. But that debate should not happen at the expense of the safety of American citizens and derailing the fragile status of coalition building already underway with Middle Eastern nations."

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Congressman Joe Heck represents Nevada's Third Congressional District in the House of Representatives. He serves on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

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Rep. Joe Heck Statement on Ashton Carter Nomination

2014/12/05

WASHINGTON -- Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) today released the following statement on Ashton Carter being named as the Administration's nominee for Secretary of Defense.

"Ashton Carter is an excellent choice to be the next Secretary of Defense. He brings a wealth of experience and institutional knowledge to the post that will allow him to hit the ground running as Secretary of Defense. Ashton Carter is respected on Capitol Hill and within the Pentagon, and will be able to combine that gravitas with his impressive skill set to lead the Department during a critical time for our country. We face not only threats to our military personnel and allies abroad, but also steep sequester cuts that will hurt military readiness and our ability to defend the nation. I hope the Senate moves quickly to confirm his nomination and that once confirmed, the Administration values his expertise and judgment."

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Congressman Joe Heck represents Nevada's Third Congressional District in the House of Representatives. He serves on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

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Rep. Heck Urges Support for FY15 NDAA

2014/12/04


Rep. Joe Heck discusses PA mall Stolen Valor case

2014/12/04


Heck Pushing to Pass Good Samaritan Bill in Lame Duck

2014/12/02


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132 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-3252
Fax 202-225-2185
heck.house.gov

On November 2, 2010, Joe Heck was elected to the United States Congress as Nevada’s Representative for the Third Congressional District. Heck is only the third person to hold this seat since its creation. He serves on the Education and Workforce Committee, and the Armed Services Committee where he is Chairman of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. He was also the only freshman appointed to serve on the House Permanent Committee on Intelligence, and chairs the Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence.

Dr. Heck has more than 25 years in public service as a physician, Army Reservist, and community volunteer. Previously, Heck served as a volunteer firefighter and ambulance attendant, Search & Rescue team member, and SWAT physician. A Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, he was called to active duty three times, including a deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

As a small business owner, he served as the President and Medical Director of Specialized Medical Operations, Inc., a corporation dedicated to providing quality medical training, consulting, and operational support to Law Enforcement, EMS and Military Special Operations. Dr. Heck has lectured and published widely on special operations medical support, the medical response to acts of terrorism, and emergency preparedness and response.

Dr. Heck represented Nevada State Senate District 5 from 2004 through 2008, serving on the Natural Resources, Human Resources and Education, and the Commerce and Labor Committees, and as Vice-Chair of the Transportation and Homeland Security Committee.

Born in New York and raised in Pennsylvania, Joe moved to Southern Nevada in 1992. A 1984 graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Health Education, he received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1988, and completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in 1992. In July 2006 he graduated from the U.S. Army War College, earning a Masters of Strategic Studies.

Joe is a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 13456, American Legion Paradise Post 149, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 36 and Catholic War Veterans Post 1947. He enjoys reading and playing/coaching lacrosse.

Joe and his wife Lisa, a registered nurse, have three children: Monica, Chelsea, and Joseph III.


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Mark Amodei

NEVADA's 2nd DISTRICT

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