Joe Heck

Joe Heck


House-approved ‘good Samaritan’ bill would let rescue teams do their jobs


Heck Issues Statement on House Passage of Permanent SGR Fix


WASHINGTON -- Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) today issued the following statement on House passage of H.R. 2, a permanent fix for the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR).

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Reps. Heck, Lipinski Re-Launch Unmanned Systems Caucus


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.

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Bill would revamp visa process to help U.S. travel industry


Reps. Heck, Quigley Introduce 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. 

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Bill aims to reverse Nevada doctor shortage


Reps. Heck, Castor introduce CARE Act to address doctor shortages


WASHINGTON -- As representatives serving states with severe doctor shortages that cause access to care issues for patients, Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) and Congresswoman Kathy Castor (FL-14) today introduced bipartisan legislation to address those shortages.

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Heck Issues Statement on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Speech


WASHINGTON -- Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) today issued the following statement after listening to a joint address to Congress by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Heck Supports Homeland Security Funding


WASHINGTON - Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) today released the following statement after voting to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the remainder of the fiscal year.

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Congressman and others officially open VA clinic in Laughlin


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Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-3252
Fax 202-225-2185

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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