(Rep. Cresent Hardy) – Congress just wrapped up another productive week in D.C., and I’m glad to be back in Nevada today.
Click here for a quick look at the strong progress we’ve made for Nevada’s 4th District in my first seven months in office.
The needs of the 4th District are top priority with every vote I take, so it was encouraging to push through a bill this week to provide better care for our veterans through increased accountability at the VA.
If you’re a VA employee, you’ll want to take a look at these helpful answers to questions you might have about this legislation. If you’re part of the solution to improve care for our veterans, you have my personal gratitude and that of our nation’s warriors.
Speaking of our local VA employees, I just want to take a moment to say how thankful I am for the great things I’ve heard from veteran constituents about Bill Caron, the acting director of the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, right here in the 4th District. Good work, Bill! We need more like you and your team.
Advocating for small businesses
I also cosponsored a bipartisan bill that passed the House this week, reining in burdensome regulations and protecting Nevada’s small businesses that provide much-needed jobs in our communities. — Watch the VIDEO and read more about how I’m fighting for jobs.
You’ve probably noticed a number of major road and highway projects around the 4th District, including on Hwy. 215 in North Las Vegas. The health of our economy relies on strategic planning of these major arteries, which is why as the vice chairman of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, I am working hard to achieve a long-term funding solution for our nation’s highways. This is the kind of planning that makes possible projects like Interstate 11, which I’m working to expand.
Preview of the next month
Congress will be back in session the first part of September, and I’ve planned an intense marathon of face-to-face meetings with constituents over much of the next month.
When I’m able to get out here on the ground, not only do I feel most at home, but it’s actually where a lot of great ideas are generated – by my fellow Nevadans – that I can then take back to D.C. for action. It’s important to me to be talking to constituents like you constantly, whether it’s in North Las Vegas, Pahrump or the rural areas, and everywhere in between.
I’m also excited to announce I’m headed to Israel this month.
While in Israel, I’ll be listening closely to hear from the people who know all too well how a nuclear-armed Iran could destabilize the region, and threaten our mutual allies and interests.
ICYMI: Here’s what I have to say about the Iran nuclear deal.
I’ll be keeping you updated on what we experience in Israel, so stay tuned.
It looks like I’ll have a chance to visit some of the eastern part of the district after I return from Israel, similar to a tour I did on the western side of the state not too long ago. It’s refreshing and insightful to hear from each of you, and I’m looking forward to it!
The Federal Lands Action Group met
Extra: Behind-the-scenes video
In case you missed it: Click here to read my Las Vegas Review-Journal commentary on how the 21st Century Cures Act, which I cosponsored, will save lives and money.
Thanks to those of you who stop by my D.C. office each week! I’m happy to see so many Nevadans advocating for what our state needs, and it’s nice to see friendly faces from back home.
Thanks for taking the time to let me share with you all that’s going on each week for Nevada’s 4th Congressional District!
Congressman Cresent Hardy represents Nevada’s 4th Congressional District. He serves on the House Committee on Natural Resources, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and the House Small Business Committee. For more information about him, visit Hardy.House.gov.