Andy Barron/ Reno Gazette Journal through AP
Sen. Dean Heller addresses a question during a city center at the Reno Triggers Convention Center in Reno, April 17, 2107. Heller co-hosted the two-hour occasion with Rep. Mark Amodei, another Nevada Republican politician.
Monday, April 17, 2017|8:30 p.m.
From Yucca Mountain to Syria, Nevada’s Republican politician Sen. Dean Heller spoke with state legislators Monday about his blended stances on actions coming out of the Trump administration.
Heller signed up with a number of lawmakers who have actually spoken against attempts to revive the Yucca Mountain task in speeches before Assembly and Senate members so far this session, while saying he supported President Donald Trump’s actions following a chemical attack in Syria.
“Not just is the use of chemical weapons inhumane, it’s a blatant offense of international law,” Heller stated. “I’m helpful of the Trump administration’s action. It sent out a clear message of America’s intolerance for the murder of innocent civilians.”
He stated the military strike was supported by both Democrats and Republicans.
The senator provided his speech after a Reno town hall with Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., an event that the Associated Press reported was sometimes combative. Protesters also gathered outside the Legislature in Carson City before Heller’s address to legislators.
Lots of used pink in assistance of Planned Parenthood. Heller just recently voted to permit states to decide whether to money the company.
Trump’s proposed budget includes a request for funds to revive efforts to save the nation’s hazardous waste at Yucca Mountain while recommending cuts to public lands programs. Heller stated this move paired with recommended cuts to public lands programs make the president’s budget “anti-Nevada.”
“Let me be clear: Yucca Mountain is dead,” he stated, with a nod to former Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., and his opposition to the job. “Nevada will not be our nation’s hazardous waste dump.”
Heller appeared to satirize some current Republican snafus. He drew a laugh from legislators when he said the town hall that morning went efficiently, likewise saying that the president tweeted the occasion was “bigly,” and Press Secretary Sean Spicer stated in an interview that it was the largest city center crowd ever.
Heller said he’s confident that the president will deal with Congress and set out his method for the American people.
“Despite media headlines highlighting divisions in Congress, I discover that more unites us than divides us,” he stated.
Veterans services were a few of the examples of bipartisan legal efforts that Heller pointed to from the past year. He stated he’s dealing with a Democrat to press legislation that, in part, would improve access to gender-specific take care of females who have actually served in the militaries.
He stated there are still spaces in providing prompt care for veterans.
“There is an across the country scarcity of doctors and nurses, and Nevada is facing the worst of it,” Heller said. “So I’m working to develop rewards for doctors to come work at our VA hospitals, specifically in Nevada’s more rural areas.”
On health care, Heller stated the system is broken and the current law has resulted in higher premiums for some.
Heller said coverage ought to be protected for people guaranteed under the present law, including those who got benefits through Medicaid growth. Heller was amongst the Republicans in Congress who did not support the GOP’s plan to rescind and change Obamacare.
“It didn’t work for Nevada, and so it didn’t work for me,” Heller said.
Heller stated a five-year highway bill approved by Congress helps states pursue high-priority jobs, such as the Interstate 11 proposal. That effort would connect Phoenix to Las Vegas to Reno, and Heller stated it would boost tasks and the economy.
The Lake Tahoe Restoration Act was reauthorized last year, and Heller stated he has invested 8 years supporting the step to secure Northern Nevada’s largest tourist draw.
Heller also pointed to his efforts to support policies that would expand renewable resource, and stated the nation’s systems on taxes and migration require reform.
“Congress has actually made substantial progress over the past two years, but we have a great deal of work ahead of us,” Heller stated.