Heller today: “We shouldn’t go home until the job is done”
Today American Bridge launched a new digital video that highlights Nevada Senator Dean Heller’s abysmal job performance. According to reporting by the Nevada Independent, Dean Heller promised to work “full time, 24/7,” but he hasn’t even held a single hearing for the two subcommittees he chairs, both of which he touted as ways to help Nevadans.
- Of his chairmanship of the Senate Finance Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure, Dean Heller said, “I will utilize this important role to advocate on behalf of Nevada and advance policies that promote infrastructure, like Interstate 11, bolster domestic energy and mineral development, and facilitate innovation in the high-tech job sector.”
- And of his chairmanship of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment, Heller said, “Serving as chairman of this subcommittee allows me to promote economic policies that will spur economic growth and job creation in Nevada.”
Those are some mighty big promises. There’s just one problem: Heller’s never held a single hearing for either subcommittee.
“When Mitch McConnell announced today that the Senate will stay in session this August, we thought Dean Heller might finally get a chance to flex those legislative muscles,” said American Bridge spokesperson Amelia Penniman. “Unfortunately if past is prologue, there’s not much hope for Nevadans that Heller will display any dormant leadership skills. Heller has promised time and again that he’ll put in the hard work for his constituents. Time and again, he fails to deliver.”
Watch the full video here.