(Brian Baluta, Dr. Joe Heck) This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Dr. Joe Heck’s bipartisan Career and Technical Education (CTE) Equity Act as part of a larger bill by a vote of 405 to 5. The measure, which will increase funding for Nevada’s highly successful career and technical education programs, continues Heck’s proven track record of working across the aisle to solve problems for Nevada.
“Unlike Catherine Cortez Masto who opposes empowering parents with school choices, education is not just some talking point for Dr. Joe Heck. All three of his children attended Nevada public schools, he has a degree in education, and he serves on the House Education and the Work Force Committee. This bill is the latest example of Dr. Heck’s commitment to Nevada’s students and working across the aisle to put Nevada first,” said Paulo Sibaja, a spokesperson for the Heck campaign. “Dr. Heck’s bill is estimated to increase Nevada’s share of CTE funding by 11.5 percent – supporting programs
After passing the House with overwhelming bipartisan support, the legislation heads to the Senate. Heck has had great success advancing bipartisan legislation on behalf of Nevada through the House and Senate to be signed by the President. Pending the signing of a bill to name the Laughlin VA Clinic for Master Chief Petty Officer Jesse Dean, that will bring the number of Heck bills signed into law to seven:
- H.R. 3969, a bill to name the Laughlin VA Clinic for Master Chief Petty Officer Jesse Dean (awaiting President’s signature)
- H.R. 1816 – the Vulnerable Veterans Housing Reform Act (signed into law)
- H.R. 468 – Enhancing Services for Runaway and Homeless Victims for Youth Trafficking Act of 2015 (signed into law)
- H.R. 803, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (contains Rep. Heck’s H.R. 3611 from 112th Congress) (signed into law)
- H.R. 258 – Stolen Valor Act of 2013 (signed into law)
- H.R. 697 – Three Kids Mine Remediation and Reclamation Act (signed into law)
- H.R. 470 – Hoover Power Allocation Act of 2011 (signed into law)
Dr. Joe Heck is a member of the U.S. Army Reserve. Use of his military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Department of the Army or the Department of Defense.