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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American Bridge Releases New Ad Highlighting Heller’s Broken Promise to Get Gov. Sandoval’s Support for Health Care Bills

American Bridge today released a new Facebook ad highlighting Dean Heller’s latest broken promise to only back health care legislation supported by Republican governors in Medicaid expansion states– like his own governor, Brian Sandoval.

In June, at a joint press conference with Governor Sandoval, Dean Heller said: “If you want my support on this legislation on health care that fixes the state of Nevada that supports these people that are on expanded Medicaid, you’ve got to make sure that the Republican Governors that have expanded this Medicaid sign off on it.”

But when Heller introduced a new disastrous health care bill last week, he couldn’t answer questions about whether Sandoval supported it, and this week, Sandoval came out against Heller’s latest legislation, sending a letter to Senate leaders asking them not to consider the bill.


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“Dean Heller outright lied to Nevadans when he […]

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Republican Governors Reject Graham-Cassidy-Heller — Even Heller’s Own Governor

Following the call to reject the disastrous Graham-Cassidy-Heller healthcare plan by a growing bipartisan group of governors — including Sen. Dean Heller’s own governor — American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp made the following statement:

“Governors from both sides of the aisle recognize that their states would be decimated by Graham-Cassidy-Heller — ending Medicaid as we know it, stripping 32 million Americans off of their health care, and gutting protections for pre-existing conditions. Look no further than Nevada, where Sen. Dean Heller can’t even persuade his own state’s governor, Brian Sandoval, to go along with his horrific scheme. For the sake of their constituents’ health and their own political survival, Senate Republicans should abandon this partisan repeal effort and focus on bipartisan solutions that put Americans first.”

In a June joint press conference with Governor Sandoval, Heller said that he’d only support legislation that Republican governors like Sandoval supported, promising, […]

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New American Bridge Video Holds Heller Accountable for Hypocrisy, Broken Promises

American Bridge today released a video holding Dean Heller accountable for his hypocrisy and broken promises to Nevadans on healthcare.

The video shows Heller at a June press conference promising to protect Medicaid and to only back legislation that governors support –and breaking both those promises to Nevadans. The Graham-Cassidy-Heller health plan, which Heller touted earlier this week, guts Medicaid and hasn’t gotten the support of many governors, even many Republicans including Nevada’s Governor Brian Sandoval.

“Dean Heller promised Nevadan’s he’d protect their healthcare, but now, terrified that his summer of flip flopping will cost him his re-election, he’s playing to the extreme right-wing of his party and pushing a bill that rips coverage away from hundreds of thousands of Nevadans,” said American Bridge President Jessica Mackler. “It’s clear Dean Heller’s only real conviction is that he wants to save his own political hide. He’s broken his promises to Nevadans […]

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American Bridge Response to Graham-Cassidy-Heller Bill Presser

Republicans just can’t stop trying to gut Americans’ health care. Today, in a press conference announcing the Graham-Cassidy-Heller ACA repeal bill, which would take away health care from millions of Americans, Senators Lindsey Graham (SC), Bill Cassidy (LA), Dean Heller (NV),  Ron Johnson (WI), and Former Senator Rick Santorum (PA) touted the plan.

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler offered the following response:

“Republicans like Dean Heller and Donald Trump are dead set on destroying health care in America and the proposal they unveiled today is just the latest example. They want to strip millions of Americans of their insurance, make health care more expensive, and end Medicaid as we know it – and the Graham-Cassidy-Heller scheme is the worst one yet. No matter how they try to spin it, there’s no denying the truth: Republicans are playing politics instead of helping the people they represent for partisan political gain. The American people will hold them accountable.”
Graham-Cassidy-Heller would have disastrous consequences for American […]

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