Saturday, July 23, 2016


Heck of a Week: July 22
The White Pine County School District is having a state-of-the-art week. Reno is having an unmanned aerial week.  This is Heck of a Week.
In The News
**Interview with Rep. Joe Heck**

Dr. Joe Heck was interviewed by DefenseNews this past week on several topics in national security, ranging from the National Defense Authorization Act to his current U.S. Senate Race.

As the military stretches across a range of missions around the globe, Heck is among Republican lawmakers who say now is not the time to cut troop strength. "The op-tempo has not slowed down,” Heck told Defense News on July 14. “We can’t expect the current force, those that remain, to pick up the slack and deploy even more."

Meanwhile Heck — who is a one-star general in the Army Reserve and a physician — wants yet another job. He is running in a competitive race for the seat of retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, one of the few Republican targets this election as the party seeks to maintain its slim Senate majority.

Meanwhile, Heck must face the down-ballot impact of Donald Trump’s candidacy. An estimated 20 percent of Nevada ballots cast in the Nov. 8 general election are expected to come from Latino voters, according to polling firm Latino Decisions. Seventy percent of those polled said Heck’s support for Trump — which has been tepid — makes it less likely they will vote for him./Comey concluded with the painfully obvious double standard: ‘To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences. To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions. But that is not what we are deciding now.’

Dr. Heck answered several more questions pertaining to national security matters. 
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**Senate candidate Joe Heck visits Mesquite.**

Republican Senate candidate Joe Heck visited with Mesquite voters on Saturday to speak about his campaign to replace longtime Nevada Sen. Harry Reid.

Before speaking to the small crowd gathered at Bella’s Pizza, Heck was introduced by Mesquite Mayor Allan Litman, as well as Mesquite native and current CD4 Rep. Cresent Hardy.

Heck was in Mesquite as part of a Saturday tour of Nevada that also included stops in Caliente and Pioche. In speaking to voters, Heck said, recurring concerns were voiced over the state’s economy and the job market, national security, healthcare, and education.

“I can talk to you not from theory, not from the books, but actually having been there,” he said. Heck highlighted his experience in all those areas — as a business owner, a doctor, a soldier, as well as his work on education committees in both the State Senate and House of Representatives — as qualifying him for the job.

Heck fielded questions from the audience after a brief speech of his own. He spent considerable time talking about existing problems with Veterans Affairs.

According to Heck, the current system makes it difficult for veterans to receive benefits, something he hopes to see change.

“It is not about the money, it is about the bureaucracy within the VA,” Heck said. “It’s the process of getting in to get the care that is the problem.” 
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For 25 years, Joe Heck has served Nevada as a doctor, small business owner, legislator, and soldier in the U.S. Army Reserve. He served three tours of active duty, including Iraq where Dr. Heck ran the emergency services and aeromedical evacuation section of a combat support hospital. In 2014, he was promoted to the rank of brigadier general. Dr. Heck has served Nevada's 3rd congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2011.
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