U.S. Senate votes to kill gun control legislation

U.S. Senate votes to kill gun control legislation

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama said Wednesday the Senate vote to kill a bill expanding gun sale background checks was "shameful," but it was "just round 1" of the fight.
Deal reached on gun background checks

Deal reached on gun background checks

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group of U.S. senators announced Wednesday they have agreed on a proposal to expand background checks for gun purchases to all commercial sales.
Bloomberg group grades lawmakers' gun votes

Bloomberg group grades lawmakers' gun votes

NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition will now rate lawmakers on their gun records, the coalition's director said.
McConnell stiff-arms Obama, Senate Dems

McConnell stiff-arms Obama, Senate Dems

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- After Democrats increased their U.S. Senate majority Tuesday, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell challenged the president to "move to the political center."

Democrats, GOP split Nevada House races

CARSON CITY, Nev., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The Democrats picked up another seat in the U.S. House Tuesday when Steven Horsford won in Nevada's District 4.

Reid rips Heller on online gaming effort

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., ripped fellow Nevada Sen. Dean Heller, a Republican, for not rallying enough votes to move on an online poker bill.

Nevada voters no longer have 'none' choice

CARSON CITY, Nev., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Nevada can no longer give voters the option of selecting "none of the above" in elections, a federal judge says.

Rep. Berkley faces ethics probe

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- The House Ethics Committee said Monday it will investigate U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., who is running for the Senate seat held by Dean Heller.

GOP sens. to challenge recess appointments

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Thirty-nine Republican U.S. senators said they would join a court challenge to four of President Obama's recess appointments, charging they're unconstitutional.
Control of the U.S. Senate a toss-up

Control of the U.S. Senate a toss-up

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Control of the U.S. Senate is going to be a close call with candidates' war chests playing a key role, a review of the year-end fundraising reports indicated.
Obama: Impasse means tax hike

Obama: Impasse means tax hike

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Tuesday "taxes will go up Jan. 1" because House Republicans refuse to compromise on extending a tax cut.
Let the political ad battle begin...

Let the political ad battle begin...

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Ad wars among outside interest groups have begun in several U.S. congressional races -- about a year before Election Day.

Republicans hold Nevada House seat

CARSON CITY, Nev., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The former head of the Nevada Republican Party trounced a Democrat in a special election for one of the state's three congressional seats.
Heller: Cut regulations and taxes

Heller: Cut regulations and taxes

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., Saturday proposed cutting taxes and regulation while saying the "status quo of dysfunctional government must end."
Sandoval to appoint Heller to Senate

Sandoval to appoint Heller to Senate

LAS VEGAS, April 27 (UPI) -- Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval announced Wednesday he would appoint Republican Rep. Dean Heller to serve the rest of John Ensign's term in the U.S. Senate.
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Dean Heller
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)

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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