February 13, 2013
Clockwise from left to right: Senator Dean Heller, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Representative Dina Titus, Representative Mark Amodei, Representative Joe Heck and Representative Steven Horsford
Washington, D.C. - Senators Harry Reid and Dean Heller and Representatives Joe Heck, Mark Amodei, Dina Titus and Steven Horsford met today to discuss priorities for Nevada in the 113th Congress. While members concede there will be differences of opinion from time to time, the Nevada delegation has a long, successful history of working together to find solutions for the state and they agreed this will remain the focus during this Congress.
“Our delegation is committed to passing measures that work for our state and help create jobs in Nevada,” said Senator Harry Reid. “I am confident that in this Congress we can come to a consensus on the issues that demand our immediate attention. Job creation remains a priority for all of us. Fixing our broken immigration system and responsibly developing Nevada’s public lands will help invigorate our economy and I look forward to working with my colleagues on these and other matters.”
“I’ve enjoyed meeting with each member of our delegation one-on-one in recent weeks, and was honored to attend the House swearing-in ceremony as we begin working together on issues important to Nevada,” said Senator Dean Heller. “When it comes to doing what’s right for our state, we are neither Republicans nor Democrats – we are Nevadans first. I’m pleased that we were able to sit down together today and look forward to maintaining an open-door policy with our delegation moving forward.”
“Today's meeting was productive and I am hopeful that we can work together as a delegation to advance policies that will benefit the state of Nevada,” said Congressman Joe Heck. “Whether it be public lands, travel and tourism, or internet poker legislation, there are opportunities for this delegation to put the people of Nevada ahead of politics and do things that will create jobs and economic opportunity and make our state a better place.”
“I'm pleased that Senator Reid called the delegation together today to focus on the issues most important to the people of the First District and Nevada,” said Congresswoman Dina Titus. “I look forward to working alongside Senator Reid, Senator Heller, Congressman Heck, Congressman Amodei, and Congressman Horsford throughout the 113th Congress. While we represent different parties, we all agree that working for Nevada's best interest is, and always will be, our number one priority.”
“Working together, I know we can accomplish great things for Nevada,” said Congressman Steven Horsford. “Our delegation has a history of putting aside party politics to focus on issues important Nevada families, and after meeting with my colleagues today I am convinced that tradition will continue. As our economy continues to rebound, we need to come together to help middle-class families get back to work and stay in their homes.”