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News Friday, May 18 2018

Dean Heller Hasn't Held a *Single* Subcommittee Hearing Since He Was Given The Gavels

May 18, 2018

“Can anyone explain why lazy Dean Heller deserves his taxpayer-funded salary? Anyone?” asked American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp.

Nevada Independent: Despite early promises, Heller has yet to hold hearings in either of his congressional subcommittees

By Riley Snyder | May 18, 2018

  • “Over the past two years, Republican Sen. Dean Heller has publicly urged his fellow senators and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to work ‘full time, 24/7‘ to advance President Donald Trump and the Republican Party’s agenda in the U.S. Senate.”
  • “But that enthusiasm hasn’t translated to Heller’s role chairing two Senate subcommittees, which have yet to meet over the last year and a half since Heller was appointed to lead them and touted his ability in news releases to help Nevada through those roles.”
  • “A review of committee calendars for both the Senate Finance Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure and the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment — both of which are chaired by Heller — have not met since he was named chairman in January and February 2017.”
  • “Heller’s office proudly touted the subcommittee assignments in press releases announcing the appointments back in 2017, promising to push for housing finance reform and ‘strong’ oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as part of his chairmanship of the ‘impactful’ securities subcommittee.”
  • “He similarly promoted his energy subcommittee chairmanship status in a February news release, saying he would use the role to ‘advance policies that promote infrastructure, like Interstate 11, bolster domestic energy and mineral development, and facilitate innovation in the high-tech job sector.'”
  • “Subcommittees are a key component of the legislative workflow in Congress.”
  • “Heller’s office did not return a request for comment from The Nevada Independent.”

Read the full story here.

Published: May 18, 2018

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