Heller Getting Results for Our Veterans

Says he’s “not backing down”.

There’s no doubt Nevada’s Senator, Dean Heller, has made protecting veterans one of his top priorities. As the co-chair of the bipartisan Senate VA Backlog Working Group, Dean produced real results for our fighting men and women who need it most.

The outcome of Dean’s work is seen by the numbers. The VA’s backlog of disability claims has been reduced by 85% and over 500,000 veterans’ claims have been resolved. While the backlog has been greatly reduced, Dean says “until backlog disability claims sit at zero, I’m not backing down.”

“With nearly 300,000 veterans, or 1 in every 10 people in Nevada, there is always more work to do for those who have fought and sacrificed for our country.” -Dean Heller

How Heller is Fighting for Nevada Veterans:

  • Pushed Congress and state officials to provide veterans and military personnel with entrepreneurship training, improve access to healthcare providers at the VA, and make it easier for disabled veterans to travel to visit their families.
  • Modernized care by offering more services for women veterans at VA facilities or offering telehealth services for rural veterans.
  • Helped bring the VA’s Pahrump Community Based Outpatient clinic in Nye County.
  • Led the initiative in Congress for the Northern Nevada Veterans Home.
  • Worked to partner with both the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure veterans have the resources they need to succeed.
  • Fighting for accountability of VA officials and allowing the VA to fire underperforming officials, and ensure the best care for Nevada’s heroes.
  • Co-sponsored a provision that requires VA to conduct a pilot program allowing veterans access to non-traditional technology education programs, including: computer programing, computer software, media application, and information sciences.
  • Passed legislation that adjusts the G.I. bill tier structure to increase the benefit percentage for Guardsmen and Reservists that serve less than 12-months.
  • Expanded the VA’s authority to restore the Post-9/11 Bill benefits of veterans who are affected by the permanent closure of ITT Tech or other institutions.
  • Strengthened protections for veterans’ rights in VA appeals process by passing bipartisan legislation.
“I won’t quit until I make sure Nevada veterans are not forgotten.”
-Dean Heller

Read More:

Review Journal: “Heller helps launch VA benefits backlog group in U.S. Senate”

Elko Daily Press: “Heller Standing for Nevada’s Veterans”

Review Journal: “Senate OK’s Bill to Help Veterans Get Medical Care Outside VA”