Joe Heck

Joe Heck


House OKs bill for disabled veterans


Heck Bill to End Veterans Homelessness Passes House


WASHINGTON -- Legislation introduced by Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) aimed at reducing veterans homelessness today passed the House of Representatives by voice vote. H.R. 1816, the Vulnerable Veterans Housing Reform Act of 2015, ends the flawed Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) policy of counting the aid and attendance benefit for low-income, disabled veterans as regular income.

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Heck Backs Passage of Defense Authorization


WASHINGTON -- Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) today backed House passage of H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016. Chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, Rep. Heck applauded the personnel-related provisions in the bill including preventing retaliation against members of the Armed Forces who report sexual assault, the establishment of a unified medical command, and improving the current military pay and retirement system so we can recruit and retain the very best talent available. 

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House passes bill to ease search-and-rescue efforts


House OKs public land ‘Samaritan’ bill sparked by Lake Mead incidents


Heck Applauds House Passage of Good Samaritan Search Bill


WASHINGTON -- Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) today applauded House passage of H.R. 373, the Good Samaritan Search and Recovery Act of 2015, legislation that speeds access to public lands so that volunteer search groups can conduct searches for missing persons.

The bill passed the House 413 to 0 and now heads to the Senate where Sen. Dean Heller (NV) has introduced the companion legislation.

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Military Personnel Subcommittee Unanimously Approves MILPERS Mark for FY16 Defense Authorization


WASHINGTON - The House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee, chaired by Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03), today unanimously approved the subcommittee's portion of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016.

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Heck Applauds Senate Passage of Anti-Human Trafficking Bill


WASHINGTON -- Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) today released the following statement applauding Senate passage of S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015.

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Rep. Heck Statement on Release of MILPERS Subcommittee Mark


WASHINGTON -- Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03), Chairman of the House Armed Services Military Personnel (MILPERS) Subcommittee, released the following statement in conjunction with the release of the Subcommittee's portion of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016.

The MILPERS Subcommittee is responsible for military personnel policy, reserve component integration and employment issues, military health care, military education, and POW/MIA issues.

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Heck, school officials address Nevada doctor shortage


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On November 2, 2010, Joe Heck was elected to the United States Congress as Nevada’s Representative for the Third Congressional District. Heck is only the third person to hold this seat since its creation. He serves on the Education and Workforce Committee, and the Armed Services Committee where he is Chairman of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. He was also the only freshman appointed to serve on the House Permanent Committee on Intelligence, and chairs the Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence.

Dr. Heck has more than 25 years in public service as a physician, Army Reservist, and community volunteer. Previously, Heck served as a volunteer firefighter and ambulance attendant, Search & Rescue team member, and SWAT physician. A Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, he was called to active duty three times, including a deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

As a small business owner, he served as the President and Medical Director of Specialized Medical Operations, Inc., a corporation dedicated to providing quality medical training, consulting, and operational support to Law Enforcement, EMS and Military Special Operations. Dr. Heck has lectured and published widely on special operations medical support, the medical response to acts of terrorism, and emergency preparedness and response.

Dr. Heck represented Nevada State Senate District 5 from 2004 through 2008, serving on the Natural Resources, Human Resources and Education, and the Commerce and Labor Committees, and as Vice-Chair of the Transportation and Homeland Security Committee.

Born in New York and raised in Pennsylvania, Joe moved to Southern Nevada in 1992. A 1984 graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Health Education, he received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1988, and completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in 1992. In July 2006 he graduated from the U.S. Army War College, earning a Masters of Strategic Studies.

Joe is a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 13456, American Legion Paradise Post 149, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 36 and Catholic War Veterans Post 1947. He enjoys reading and playing/coaching lacrosse.

Joe and his wife Lisa, a registered nurse, have three children: Monica, Chelsea, and Joseph III.

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