Could Dean Heller Look More Weak?

“Dean Heller says he’s on Nevada’s side, but when it comes to stopping the Yucca Mountain project, it’s increasingly clear he’s completely ineffective. He wasn’t able to stop the Trump administration from including millions for Yucca in its budget, and now Energy Secretary Rick Perry is visiting Yucca Mountain in a surprise scouting trip. It’s time for Dean Heller to take serious action against this administration on behalf of the people of Nevada, or prove himself unworthy of his job,” said American Bridge spokesman Joshua Karp.

Nevada Independent: Energy Secretary Perry visiting Yucca Mountain today

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5 Minutes of Relief for Dean Heller – And 20 Months of Dodging Nevadans

Dean Heller is breathing a sigh of relief right now — but that feeling will vanish when he has to explain his record to Nevadans. Dean Heller has voted to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act over twenty times — and thanks to this month’s debate over health care, we now know the Republican Party’s replacement: Trumpcare.

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler made the following statement:

“No matter how Dean Heller tries to explain himself, he was always hell bent on stripping health care from Nevadans. This monstrosity of a bill is what he wanted when he fought shoulder-to-shoulder with Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell to vote over 20 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

“The more the American people learn, the more they are terrified of Trumpcare. It’s now clear that Trumpcare betrays millions of vulnerable Americans that Trump and Dean Heller promised to help, kicking over 150,000 off their coverage in Nevada to […]

Read more after the jump. Dean Heller Hasn’t Held a Public Meeting With His Constituents in Months

Today, American Bridge 21st Century launched a new website,, holding Dean Heller accountable for running away from his constituents. Heller hasn’t held a public meeting with his constituents since this Congress began — more than 2 months ago — denying them the opportunity to share their views on Trump’s dangerous agenda.

For a second-by-second look at just how long it’s been since lazy Dean Heller had a public meeting with Nevadans, head to

Statement by American Bridge President Jessica Mackler:

“Dean Heller is running from Nevadans, hiding behind closed doors because he knows he can’t defend his reckless record or Trump’s agenda. Heller would have to own up to voting over 20 times to repeal the Affordable are Act and strip insurance from up to 400,000 Nevadans, and admit he refuses to support an independent investigation into Trump’s dangerous ties to Russia. That’s why […]

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Heller Shamelessly Panders After Voting Over 20 Times to Repeal ACA

In response to Sen. Dean Heller’s shameless election-time pander, American Bridge President Jessica Mackler made the following statement:

“Senator Heller has voted time and time again to undermine and repeal the Affordable Care Act — over 20 times, in fact. Without regard for Nevadans, Heller has voted to end protections for people with pre-existing conditions, to end prescription drug benefits for seniors, and to end Medicaid expansion. Now, scared of his angry constituents, Dean Heller is doing what he always does — taking the lazy way out, pandering without offering a single solution of his own.”

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Trump’s Budget Exposes Lazy Dean Heller

Dean Heller in December: Heller says he will work with Trump; Yucca is dead

Donald Trump today: White House proposes reviving Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site

“It turns out lazy Dean Heller has exactly as much juice to advocate for Nevada as we thought — zero. While Dean Heller has voted for Donald Trump’s agenda in Congress 100% of the time, Trump is giving Nevadans the middle finger. Trump’s budget abandons infrastructure spending, cuts national security to pay for a completely unnecessary border wall, guts resources for Nevada’s environment — and reopens the specter of nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain. Senator Heller, Nevadans deserve better than lip service — they deserve a Senator who actually puts in the work and fights for them,” said American Bridge President Jessica Mackler.

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So Lazy Dean Heller Got Caught Trying to Talk About Health Care …

Just a couple days after fundraising off a random guy’s three year-old mean tweet, lazy Dean Heller proved why he’s been in hiding all year. Politico reports that at a closed door meeting, Heller lied to his audience that there has been zero economic growth for the last eight years, recommitted himself to ACA repeal, and mocked Nevadans’ right to health care.

Heller didn’t try to muster up a serious argument about why the Affordable Care Act should be gutted, joking that “I’ve heard a lot of people say that every American has a right to an automobile.”

Heller’s big suggestion for how to improve TrumpCare? Don’t take away Nevadan’s health care after the 2018 election — do it after the 2020 election.

But what’s lazy Dean Heller’s own health care plan? Not even he knows…

Politico: Another key Republican senator knocks GOP Obamacare plan
Nevada Sen. Dean Heller raises numerous objections to the […]

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MISSING: Dean Heller on House GOP Bill That Jeopardizes Nevadans’ Health Care

A few years ago, Senator Heller insisted that his political opponent take a position on health care and launched political attacks for hiding from the press, suggesting his opponent had an “underground bunker.”

Well perhaps Heller has found an underground bunker of his own. Almost a full 24 hours after it was released, Dean Heller remains silent on the House GOP ACA repeal bill that would jeopardize Medicaid coverage to over 300,000 Nevadans.

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Sound of Silence: Dean Heller On Ripping Away Health Care from 300,000 Nevadans

Following last night’s release of the House GOP’s attempt to repeal health care that would cut Medicaid expansion for 300,000 Nevadans, we’ve heard nothing but crickets from Sen. Dean Heller. Just last week, Governor Sandoval claimed that he and Sen. Heller were “working together to preserve” coverage, and yet Heller refused to add his name to a letter from Senators that opposed the bill on account of Medicaid expansion.

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler made the following statement:

“Once again, Dean Heller is hiding, staying quiet on a Republican bill that will screw over hundreds of thousands of Nevadans in one fell swoop. This bill would be disastrous for Nevada and Heller’s continued silence proves that he’s a missing-in-action politician that is avoiding doing his job for the people he was elected to represent.”


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Sen. Dean Heller’s Silence Jeopardizes 300K Nevadans’ Health Care

Despite a cheap photo-op/tweet with the governor saying he would work to preserve Medicaid expansion for 300,000 Nevadans, Sen. Dean Heller is conspicuously missing from a letter today by four Republican senators who are concerned by the House Republicans’ ACA repeal plan that could put 300,000 Nevadans at risk of losing their health insurance.

Why the change of heart, Sen. Heller?

Last week, Governor Sandoval reported that he and Sen. Dean Heller were “working together to preserve” coverage for 300,000 Nevadans.

Dean Heller’s name is noticeably missing from today’s GOP senate letter opposing the House GOP repeal plan that jeopardizes health care for hundreds of thousands of Nevadans.

Sen. Heller’s Past Vote to Repeal Affordable Care Act:
2015: Heller Voted For A Bill That Repealed Portions Of The Affordable Care Act, Including Eliminating The Act’s Medicaid Expansion In 2018. In December 2015, Heller voted for a bill that according to Congressional Quarterly, would have “scrap[ed] in […]

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Dean Heller is Aiding and Abetting Jeff Sessions

A growing number of Republicans are calling for Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from ongoing investigations of Trump’s Russia ties. But once again, Dean Heller is nowhere to be seen or heard from.

Below is a statement by Jessica Mackler, President of American Bridge 21st Century:

“Dean Heller is aiding and abetting Jeff Sessions by refusing to call for the Attorney General to recuse himself from the investigations over Trump’s ties to Russia and demand an independent investigation. Nevadans sent Sen. Heller to represent them, but what they got instead is a missing-in-action politician who is putting our national security at risk to protect an Administration that continues to mislead the country about the president’s relationship to Putin and Russia.”

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