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Sen. Dean Heller

Sen. Dean Heller

Republican, Nevada
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Office Phone: 202-225-5406
Committees:
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Finance
Veterans’ Affairs
DISTRICT SNAPSHOT
Among children in this district:
18.5% of children are in poverty
19.8% of children under 6 are in poverty
7.3% of children are in extreme poverty
12.7% are food insecure
8.0% lack health insurance

Sources: 2017 Annual Community Survey, US Dept. of Agriculture

Heller on Child Poverty

  • voted for H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which provided for tax cuts that disporportionately favor wealthy individuals and corporations. The bill is projected to add $1.5 trillion to the national debt over ten years, which could lead to future cuts to important social safety net programs. The bill also repeals the individual health insurance mandate established under the Affordable Care Act, jeopardizing health insurance coverage for millions of people.

  • Heller on Child Health

  • voted for H.R.195, the HEALTHY KIDS Act, which extended funding for the federal government by three weeks and extended CHIP for six years.

  • voted for H.R.1370, the Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, which extended funding for the government by four weeks and retroactively funded CHIP for the first half of fiscal year 2018.

  • voted for H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act, which would have repealed Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, repealed the individual and employer health care mandates, and otherwise modified the private health insurance market.

  • voted for H.R.1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act, which extended CHIP for four additional years, funded a home visiting program for new mothers, funded community health centers, and modified funding and eligibilty requirements for foster care prevention services.

  • co-sponsored S.1112, the Maternal Health Accountability Act, which would support states in improving outcomes for mothers during pregnancy.


  • co-sponsored S.1827, the KIDS Act, which would extend CHIP funding for five years.

  • co-sponsored S.1859, the Healthcare Tax Relief Act, which would extend the moratorium on the annual fee on health insurance providers.


  • co-sponsored S.2899, the CRIB Act, which would amend a grant program to provide funds to help babies born with drug dependencies.

  • co-sponsored S.3388, the Ensuring Coverage for Patients with Pre-Existing Conditions Act, which would amend health laws to ban discrimination based on pre-existing conditions in the event that a similar provision in the Affordable Care Act is nullified.

  • Heller on Child Welfare

  • co-sponsored S.885, the Improved Employment Outcomes for Foster Youth Act, which would expand the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) to include the hiring of qualified foster care transition youth.

  • co-sponsored S.2961, the Victims of Child Abuse Act Reauthorization Act, which would increase funding to improve outcomes for children who have been abused.

  • Heller on Youth Justice

  • voted for the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General,, the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, which CDF opposed due to Jeff Sessions’ poor record on civil rights and criminal justice.

  • Heller on Gun Violence Prevention

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Guns. To learn more visit www.heller.senate.gov/public or call this member’s office at 202-225-5406.

    Heller on Housing

  • co-sponsored S.548, the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act, which would increases state credit allocations and make several adjustments to the low-income housing tax credit.

  • co-sponsored S.3231, the Task Force on the Impact of the Affordable Housing Crisis Act, which would establish a task force to study the impact that a lack of affordable housing has on life and life outcomes for people in the United States.

  • Heller on Nutrition

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Nutrition. To learn more visit www.heller.senate.gov/public or call this member’s office at 202-225-5406.

    Heller on Early Childhood Development

  • co-sponsored S.208, the PACE Act, which would make the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit refundable, increase rates for the credit, and index the credit to inflation.

  • Heller on Education

  • voted for the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education,, the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education, which CDF opposed due to concerns about Devos’s experience and her demonstrated opposition to robust enforcement of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Title IX.

  • voted for H.J.RES.57, the resolution that nullified a Department of Education rule providing for federal standards for states implementing plans to meet the needs of historically marginalized groups under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

  • co-sponsored S.2495, the STOP School Violence Act, which would reauthorize a grant program for school security to train local law enforcement, school personnel, and students and to develop an anonymous reporting system for violent threats at school.

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