April 17, 2017 Press Releases

Senator Dean Heller just lied repeatedly about Planned Parenthood & the Affordable Care Act


by Nevada Democrats

Nevada State Democratic Party spokesman Stewart Boss released the following statement:

“Facing brutal criticism from his constituents today, Republican Senator Dean Heller lied repeatedly about his record of trying to defund Planned Parenthood, casting the deciding vote to let states defund Planned Parenthood, and voting at least 20 times to repeal and dismantle the Affordable Care Act without a replacement plan. While we’ve gotten used to Senator Heller changing positions to suit his audience, his blatant lying was an insult to his constituents and a show of disgusting disrespect for Nevada voters. The truth is in Senator Heller’s unpopular voting record, and he will have to defend these votes in 2018.”

 

Planned Parenthood

Steve Sebelius: Poll: Cutting Planned Parenthood over abortion issue could carry political cost for Dean Heller

“And Sen. Dean Heller — who before he was elected to Congress said he was pro-choice — has consistently voted to deny sending taxpayer money to the organization. “Senator Heller does not support federal funding for Planned Parenthood,” said his spokesman, Neal Patel.” [1/12/17]

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Heller wants to defund Planned Parenthood

“The Nevada Republican said he plans to vote for a GOP amendment being lined up for a Senate vote next week that would defund the women’s health group. As a House member in 2011, Heller voted for a similar amendment to cut off Planned Parenthood funding in a dispute over abortion.” [7/29/15]

 

Affordable Care Act

POLITICO Pro: Heller audio: I want to 'get to a yes' on Obamacare repeal

“Nevada Sen. Dean Heller told a group of conservatives earlier this week he "will do everything I can to get to a yes" on repealing Obamacare and suggested he was withholding his approval of the GOP health care plan in Congress to get attention from the White House. […] He had voted more than 20 times to repeal Obamacare in the House and Senate….” [4/14/17]

FULL AUDIO and press release here.

U.S. SENATE FLOOR SPEECH: Senator Heller on Repealing Obamacare

"We must repeal Obamacare." [2/6/17]

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