Senators push pared-down long term unemployment bill
June 24th, 2014
01:31 PM ET
2 months ago

Senators push pared-down long term unemployment bill

Washington (CNN) - Two bipartisan senators on Tuesday introduced pared-down legislation to provide benefits for the long-term unemployed that they hope will be more attractive to House Republicans who have shown little interest in a previous more generous bill sponsored by the two.

Unlike their earlier legislation, which passed the Senate in April, this measure will not pay benefits retroactively to the estimated 3.1 million people whose benefits have run out since the program expired at the end of December. Instead, it will offer up to five months of benefits from the enactment date depending on how many weeks of eligibility an individual had left in the program before it lapsed.

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Filed under: Dean Heller • Jack Reed • unemployment
April 24th, 2014
12:00 PM ET
4 months ago

Politicians denounce Bundy's racist remarks

Updated 9:29 p.m. ET 4/24/2014

(CNN) - What started out as a standoff over land rights may be turning into a controversy over race.

Racist comments from Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy - who earlier this month appeared to win a highly publicized standoff against federal authorities over his two-decade long illegal grazing of cattle on public land - are giving Democrats a new weapon to attack some top Republicans who earlier came to Bundy's defense.

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Filed under: Dean Heller • Nevada • Rand Paul
Harry Reid defends ‘domestic terrorists’ comments
April 18th, 2014
05:44 PM ET
5 months ago

Harry Reid defends ‘domestic terrorists’ comments

(CNN) - In a blunt exchange that hit on a major American divide, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, stood by his comments that militia groups involved in a ranch standoff are “domestic terrorists,” while the state’s Republican senator, Dean Heller, replied that he considers them “patriots.”

The two men appeared Friday afternoon on KSNV’s “What’s Your Point?” question-and-answer show.
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Filed under: Dean Heller • Harry Reid • Nevada
February 13th, 2014
08:19 AM ET
7 months ago

Senator criticizes debt ceiling filibuster, then votes to filibuster

Washington (CNN) – Republican Sen. Dean Heller voted to filibuster the bill to raise the debt ceiling Wednesday, after telling CNN the night before that he did not support fellow Sen. Ted Cruz’s plan to do the same.

“Well, I don't think it's right, because at the end of the day, we're going to pass a clean debt ceiling increase, with Ted or without Ted's support, with my support or without my support,” Heller told Van Jones on CNN’s “Crossfire” Tuesday night.

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Filed under: Crossfire • Dean Heller • Debt • Nevada
IRS scandal adds fuel to Obamacare fire
May 16th, 2013
07:04 PM ET
1 year ago

IRS scandal adds fuel to Obamacare fire

(CNN) - The House of Representatives passed a measure to repeal Obamacare entirely on Thursday - a move the GOP-led chamber has done twice already.

But the latest scandal involving the IRS, one of the key agencies charged with enforcing the health care law, is adding fuel to the political fire over the controversial new law.
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Filed under: Dean Heller • Healthcare • John Boehner • Kathleen Sebelius • Republican
Heller keeps seat, overcomes Berkley's challenge
November 7th, 2012
03:41 AM ET
2 years ago

Heller keeps seat, overcomes Berkley's challenge

Washington (CNN) - In Nevada, Republican Sen. Dean Heller beat back a tough challenge from Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley to win his first full term in the Senate, according to a CNN projection.

Heller led 46% to 45% – with 92% reporting - when the projection was made.
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Filed under: 2012 • Dean Heller • Nevada
FIRST TO CNN: Another GOP senator distances himself from Romney 47% comments
September 19th, 2012
01:41 PM ET
2 years ago

FIRST TO CNN: Another GOP senator distances himself from Romney 47% comments

Washington (CNN) – Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada became the latest Republican in a tight race of his own to distance himself from Mitt Romney's caught-on-tape comments writing off, and dismissing, 47% of Americans who will support President Barack Obama "no matter what."

"I have five brothers and sisters. My father was an auto mechanic; my mother was a school cook. I have a very different view of the world and as a United States senator I think I represent everybody, and I think every vote is important," Heller remarked in a hallway off the Senate floor.
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Filed under: 2012 • Dean Heller • Mitt Romney
Crossroads releases new round of ads in Senate races
September 11th, 2012
10:34 AM ET
2 years ago

Crossroads releases new round of ads in Senate races

(CNN) - The independent, conservative group Crossroads GPS dropped more than $2.6 million on television ads that begin running Tuesday, all targeting Democrats in heated Senate battles.

The Karl Rove-backed group, which has already spent tens of millions on conservative candidates and causes, will run the ads for one week in Virginia, Ohio and Nevada.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Crossroads GPS • Dean Heller • Senate • Sherrod Brown • Tim Kaine
Nevada senator target of major LCV ad buy
July 26th, 2012
12:59 PM ET
2 years ago

Nevada senator target of major LCV ad buy

(CNN) – The League of Conservation Voters launched a $150,000 ad buy in Reno Thursday against Nevada Sen. Dean Heller.

The television spot criticizes the Republican senator for what the LCV says are votes supporting 'Big Oil' and against clean energy in light of what's thought will be a close Senate race between Heller and his Democrat opponent Rep. Shelley Berkley.
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Filed under: Dean Heller • Nevada
Republicans slam president on jobs
August 27th, 2011
06:01 AM ET
3 years ago

Republicans slam president on jobs

(CNN) - In the GOP weekly address, Nevada Sen. Dean Heller blasted President Barack Obama for his economic policies and said the country is still waiting for an effective job-creation plan.

“It is clear that the approach of this administration and its supporters have taken for economic recovery has failed miserably,” Heller said Saturday.
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Filed under: Dean Heller • Economy • Jobs • President Obama • Republicans
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