New Analysis: Nevada CHIP Funding Runs Out In Weeks

A new report from Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute has devastating news for Nevada families: funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program will likely run out by the end of February.

Nevada is among the 11 states identified by the report as likely to run out of funding in the next few weeks, due to the Republican Congress’s unconscionable inaction. Over 68,00 children in Nevada depend on CHIP for their health care, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

“Eleven states will likely burn through their share of short-term CHIP funding before the end of next month, according to researchers at Georgetown University…They are: Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Washington state and Washington, D.C.,” reports Axios.

“Republicans’ priorities couldn’t be clearer: cutting taxes for their wealthy campaign donors and stripping health care from hundreds of thousands of Nevadans. Keeping poor kids on […]

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Throwback Thursday: Heller brings toxic Trump/Pence Immigration Agenda to Nevada

When Air Force 2 touches down in Nevada today, Nevadans will be reminded all over again that Dean Heller only pretends to support what matters to Nevadans — such as protecting Dreamers from the Trump Administration.

Heller’s campaign stop with Donald Trump’s right-hand man and a long-time, anti-immigrant leader, Vice President Mike Pence, tells Nevadans everything they need to know about Dean Heller. Pence supports deporting Dreamers, building a border war between the US and Mexico, and banning people from coming to the U.S. based on their religion.

Let’s rewind the tape of Mike Pence’s offensive statements about immigrants and Dreamers…

Clip: Mike Pence on Dreamers.

Clip: Mike Pence on “building a wall” and “criminal aliens:”

“Dean Heller may say he supports Dreamers and immigration reform, but just like he did with health care and any other important issue, […]

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Congress Passes Heller’s Sham Bill That Raises Taxes on Middle Class

American Bridge Vice President Shripal Shah released the following statement after Senator Dean Heller voted to pass the GOP tax scam that hurts the middle class:

“Dean Heller just sold out middle class Nevadans to give big corporations and his wealthy campaign donors a Christmas gift. He not only voted for this sham bill, he bragged he ‘helped write’ this legislation that will raise taxes on millions of middle class families, make health care more expensive, cut Medicare, and skyrocket our deficit, all to give the super-wealthy huge tax breaks. Put simply, it’s a complete betrayal of working Nevadans, and they will hold Heller accountable for breaking his promises.”

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Bad Year of Laxalt: Shady Favors, Cover-ups, and Ethics Scandals Galore

A Roundup of Adam Laxalt’s Terrible Year

Let’s face it – it’s been a bad year for Adam Laxalt. From February, when news surfaced about Laxalt’s attempts to convince the state’s chief gaming regulator to intervene in a lawsuit to benefit Laxalt’s largest campaign contributor, to being blasted for opposing Nevada’s involvement in a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, Laxalt has been awash in bad headlines all year.

In order to commemorate Adam Laxalt’s spectacularly bad year, American Bridge will be highlighting Laxalt’s terrible headlines all day long via Twitter using the hashtag #BadYearofLaxalt.

American Bridge spokesperson Lizzy Price made the following statement:

“This year, Adam Laxalt has proven the saying, ‘you reap what you sow.’ Laxalt has spent his short career pursuing policies that reward his donors at the expense of Nevadans – and now he’s wrapped up in so many ethics scandals, we’ve lost count. 2017 has been a terrible year […]

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BREAKING: Dean Heller Votes to Hike Taxes On Middle Class

Heller’s Plan Would Increase Taxes on Nevadans and Strip Thousands of Health Care

In response to Sen. Dean Heller’s vote in the Senate Finance Committee to push through a tax plan that would cut taxes on the rich, paid for by hiking taxes on the middle class, American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp made the following statement:

“With this vote, Dean Heller just put himself on the side of millionaires and big corporations, who will see a massive tax cut paid for by hiking taxes on middle class Nevadans. His plan helps corporations ship jobs oversees, and even creates a new tax break for corporate jet owners. Just as bad, Heller’s plan would strip health care from thousands of Nevadans, hiking premiums for thousands more. Every word of this disastrous tax bill is proof that Heller has totally lost touch with Nevadans after a decade in Washington.”

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Dean Heller’s Unacceptable Response to Roy Moore’s Scandal

It’s been 5 days since the Washington Post broke the horrific news of Roy Moore’s sexual assaults upon minors.

Rather than stand up to his own party, Dean Heller kept silent for 5 days. Even now, Heller has yet to unequivocally call for Roy Moore to drop out of the race, or announce that would vote against seating Moore should he win.

“It’s been five days, and Dean Heller still can’t find the words Nevadans are waiting for: Roy Moore’s behavior is reprehensible and he is unfit for office,” said American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp. “Heller is so scared of his right-wing base he won’t even fully condemn Moore after a fifth accuser has come forward. In 2018, Nevadans will hold Heller accountable for enabling a predator and failing to put the safety of children above partisan politics.”

Timeline of Dean Heller’s Response to Roy Moore

Thursday 11/9: Washington Post publishes story with four women accusing Moore of sexual misconduct with […]

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NEW AD: Heller Refuses to Condemn Moore’s History of Sexual Assault

In the 24 hours since news broke that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore sexually molested a 14-year-old girl and made advances on four others between the ages of 16 and 18, Senator Dean Heller has been shockingly silent.

A new ad from American Bridge holds Sen. Dean Heller accountable for his cowardly silence, which enables a predator like Roy Moore to seek public office. In recent days, Dean Heller and Senate Republicans have even lunched with Roy Moore in the Capitol. The ad shows Nevadans that Heller has failed to even simply condemn Moore’s horrific actions.

“Dean Heller’s silence is a disgraceful and gutless response to the serious reports of Roy Moore’s sexual assault,” said American Bridge spokesperson Allison Teixeira Sulier. “By remaining silent, Heller is putting blind partisan loyalty first and enabling a sexual predator. Nevadans are going to hold Dean Heller accountable for the company he […]

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American Bridge Statement on Ivanka Trump and Dean Heller’s Press Conference

In response to Ivanka Trump’s press conference today with Sen. Dean Heller to promote the Republican tax plan, American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp made the following statement:

“Ivanka Trump is speaking today because the Trump Administration and Republicans like Dean Heller want to hide the truth about the tax plan they are writing behind closed doors. They know their plan would raise taxes on millions of middle class families – and on 211,000 Nevada households – while giving 80% of its benefits to the wealthiest Americans, and they’re trying to distract the public from these consequences. 

“Experts have shown the child tax credit would not deliver for working families in Nevada, who stand to lose from this plan. No matter what dishonest claims Dean Heller and Ivanka Trump make today, Trump’s plan is yet another burden on working and middle class families all over the country.”

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Heller’s Disastrous Bill Won’t Get Vote

After reports that the disastrous Graham-Cassidy-Heller health care bill won’t get a vote in the Senate, American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp released the following statement:

“Dean Heller’s abomination of a bill would have ripped health care coverage away from 32 million Americans and made costs skyrocket for people with preexisting conditions, all while giving special deals to a few states where Heller was trying to buy senators off. It was a total disaster that even his own governor came out against, so it’s no wonder he couldn’t get the support he needed to bring it for a vote in the Senate. But Nevadans won’t soon forget Heller’s broken promises and repeated efforts to take away their health care and he’ll be held accountable next November.”

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Dean Heller has ANOTHER Horrible Health Care Week

Dean Heller has had another horrible week. After a summer of flip flops and broken promises on health care, his latest attempt at repealing the Affordable Care Act, the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill, is intensely unpopular with an approval rating of only 24 percent and numerous major patient and medical groups opposing it. Heller’s own Republican Governor, Brian Sandoval, also joined a group of governors opposing the bill earlier this week saying “flexibility with reduced funding is a false choice.” Sandoval’s desertion came after Heller told Nevadans he’d only support a healthcare bill Sandoval got behind. Then, just today, Arizona Senator John McCain, whose support was vitalcame out against the bill and argued for bipartisan solutions.

“It’s hard to find anyone who likes Dean Heller’s horrendous last ditch effort to take away health […]

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