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GOP filibuster kills bill to expand veterans benefits

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Republicans used a filibuster to prevent a vote on expanded veterans benefits after Democrats blocked efforts to add an amendment on Iran sanctions.
Republicans block Senate action on extending jobless benefits

Republicans block Senate action on extending jobless benefits

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The White House slammed Senate Republicans Thursday after they blocked a third attempt to extend unemployment benefits.
Unemployment insurance blocked by Senate GOP

Unemployment insurance blocked by Senate GOP

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A long-term unemployment benefit extension failed in the Senate again Thursday when Democrats came up one vote shy of breaking a GOP-led filibuster.
Gabrielle Levy
Report: Senate eyeing deal on long-term unemployment benefits

Report: Senate eyeing deal on long-term unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A deal to restore long-term unemployment benefits may have bipartisan support, the Hill reported Monday.
The Issue: Extended unemployment benefits -- when will Congress act?

The Issue: Extended unemployment benefits -- when will Congress act?

The surprising Christmas agreement that produced the first federal budget resolution in years may have lulled the casual observer into thinking Washington pols were ready to shut up and play nice.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
Top Democrat says Republicans should find cuts for jobless benefits

Top Democrat says Republicans should find cuts for jobless benefits

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he's open to finding budget cuts to pay for extending unemployment benefits.
Senate vote on emergency jobless benefits bill moved to Tuesday

Senate vote on emergency jobless benefits bill moved to Tuesday

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Monday postponed a vote on extending emergency unemployment benefits to Tuesday as the long-term jobless face a tough labor market.
Reid says Democrats will work to extend unemployment benefits

Reid says Democrats will work to extend unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Sunday Democrats will focus on the middle class in 2014 and attempt to extend emergency unemployment benefits.
Obama administration pushes for extended jobless benefits

Obama administration pushes for extended jobless benefits

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- With the U.S. Senate poised to vote Monday on a three-month extension of long-term unemployment benefits, the Obama administration is pushing for passage.
Democrats: Extension of jobless benefits 'Job One' in 2014

Democrats: Extension of jobless benefits 'Job One' in 2014

WASHINGTON, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Democratic congressional leaders say an extension of federal jobless benefits is their top priority when the House and Senate reconvene in January.

Unemployment insurance running out for 1.3M long-term unemployed

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Extended unemployment benefits expire this weekend for 1.3 million long-term unemployed Americans, an event the White House said "defies" reason.

Senate to debate gay-rights job bill

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner says he opposes a Senate bill to be debated Tuesday outlawing workplace bias based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
U.S. Senate advances ENDA on procedural vote

U.S. Senate advances ENDA on procedural vote

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate in a procedural vote Monday advanced the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to protect gay, lesbian and transgender Americans in the workplace.

Mount Charleston, Nev., wildfire declared major disaster

MOUNT CHARLESTON, Nev., July 8 (UPI) -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency Monday declared the Mount Charleston, Nev., wildfire a major disaster, Sen. Dean Heller's office announced.
Senate wards off GOP filibuster on U.S. immigration reform bill

Senate wards off GOP filibuster on U.S. immigration reform bill

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Monday voted 67-27 to kill a Republican attempt to filibuster the immigration reform bill.
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Rep. Dean Heller (R-NV) speaks about the recent tour taken by House Republicans of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado, Alaska's Prudhoe Bay and Arctic coastal plain, in Washington on July 22, 2008. (UPI Photo/Jack Hohman)
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Dean Heller (born May 10, 1960) is an American politician. He is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Nevada's 2nd congressional district since 2007. He previously served as Secretary of State of Nevada (1994–2006) and a member of the Nevada Assembly (1990–1994).

Heller is long time resident of Carson City—moving there from his birthplace of Castro Valley, CA, at the age of 9 months—and a graduate of Carson High School. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, specializing in finance and securities analysis, from the University of Southern California in 1985.

Heller was a founding board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada and the Western Nevada Community College Foundation. He is an advisory board member for Nevada's Foster Grandparent program.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Dean Heller."
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