Joe Heck

Joe Heck


Reps. Heck, Ruiz Introduce Bill to Increase Access to Medical School for Students at Hispanic Serving Institutions


WASHINGTON - Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) today announced the introduction of legislation aimed at increasing access to medical school for students at Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs). The legislation, H.R. 2927, leverages existing grant dollars to facilitate student advancement from 4 year schools or community colleges to medical school. Congressman Raul Ruiz (D-CA), a medical doctor, joined Rep. Heck as the bill's lead Democratic sponsor.  

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Rep. Joe Heck Statement on Being Named to FY2016 NDAA Conference Committee


WASHINGTON -- Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03), chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, today released the following statement on being named as a conferee to the FY2016 National Defense Authorization Act (FY16 NDAA) House-Senate conference committee.

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Acceptable deal between West, Iran requires strong negotiating


Rep. Heck Joins Bipartisan Coalition to Introduce Bill to End Cosmetic Testing on Animals


 (Washington, DC) - Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) today joined Congresswoman Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Congressmen Don Beyer (D-VA) and Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) to introduce the Humane Cosmetics Act to end the use of animals in cosmetics testing.

“Cosmetic animal testing is inhumane and unnecessary,” Rep. Joe Heck said. “It is our obligation to pass this bipartisan legislation and protect the welfare of helpless animals.  Countries across the world began banning animal testing years ago and it’s time for the United States to join them.”

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Heck Calls for Awarding Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino Veterans of World War II


WASHINGTON – Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) today joined Senator Mazie Hirono (HI), Senator Tim Kaine (VA) Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) in a press conference calling for the passage of legislation that awards the Congressional Gold Medal to over 260,000 Filipino veterans of World War II.

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Rep. Heck Joins Bipartisan Coalition to Introduce Legislation Unleashing Renewable Energy Potential on Public Lands


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressmen Joe Heck (NV-03), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Mike Thompson (D-CA) Trent Franks (R-AZ), Jared Polis (D-CO) and Raul Ruiz (D-CA) introduced bipartisan legislation, the Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act of 2015, which aims to streamline the permitting process for wind, solar and geothermal development on public lands and establishes a revenue sharing mechanism that ensures a fair return for relevant stakeholders.

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Heck Medicare Access Bill Wins Support from Leading Seniors Advocacy Groups


WASHINGTON – Legislation introduced by Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) and Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) aimed at reducing unnecessary financial hardships for Medicare beneficiaries won support from two leading seniors advocacy groups. The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare and the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations both wrote letters of endorsement for H.R. 1571, the Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act.

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House OKs bill for disabled veterans


Heck Bill to End Veterans Homelessness Passes House


WASHINGTON -- Legislation introduced by Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) aimed at reducing veterans homelessness today passed the House of Representatives by voice vote. H.R. 1816, the Vulnerable Veterans Housing Reform Act of 2015, ends the flawed Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) policy of counting the aid and attendance benefit for low-income, disabled veterans as regular income.

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Heck Backs Passage of Defense Authorization


WASHINGTON -- Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) today backed House passage of H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016. Chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, Rep. Heck applauded the personnel-related provisions in the bill including preventing retaliation against members of the Armed Forces who report sexual assault, the establishment of a unified medical command, and improving the current military pay and retirement system so we can recruit and retain the very best talent available. 

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Rep. Joe Heck: we need patient-driven healthcare solutions

2015-06-24 20:01:09

Rep. Heck: US trade with other countries supports Nevada jobs

2015-05-26 13:14:46

Congressman Joe Heck Commemorates Memorial Day 2015

2015-05-19 15:22:28

Rep. Heck's Bill to End Veterans Homelessness Passes House

2015-05-19 14:42:46

Heck: The National Defense Authorization is for funding DEFENSE

2015-05-14 13:01:16

Rep. Joe Heck Hosts Job Fair and Career Skills Workshop

2015-05-11 20:58:31

8 NEWS NOW - Heck Bill Included in Senate-Passed Anti-Trafficking Package

2015-04-23 15:53:30

Rep. Joe Heck MILPERS Subcommittee Mark Opening Statement

2015-04-23 14:09:07

Rep. Joe Heck's Walking Tour of Downtown Henderson's Water Street District

2015-04-20 16:06:48

13 Action News - Heck's solution to Nevada doctor shortage: More residency partnerships

2015-04-01 13:12:07

My week working in #NV03 in 3 minutes

2015-03-16 15:34:43

Rep. Heck Around #NV03 - Laughlin VA Health Clinic

2015-02-24 14:21:23

Rep. Heck Around #NV03 - Sandy Valley

2015-02-24 13:59:15

Rep. Joe Heck Questions Administration's National Security Strategy

2015-02-13 17:04:50

Rep. Heck's Military Dependent Student Identifier Amendment Added to Student Success Act

2015-02-11 18:22:06

Rep. Joe Heck on #MCRMC Report

2015-02-05 22:08:02

Rep. Joe Heck Holds First Hearing as MILPERS Chairman

2015-02-03 23:07:27

Rep. Heck's Youth Trafficking Victim Support Bill Passes House

2015-01-26 14:03:46

Rep. Joe Heck invites special guest to #SOTU2015

2015-01-21 17:43:02

Rep. Joe Heck to Introduce Good Samaritan Search and Recovery Act

2015-01-13 18:00:56

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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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