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Congressman Heck Throws Brian Sandoval, Nevada Kids Under the Bus

Congressman Heck compares Governor’s signature policy achievement to Obamacare

Las Vegas, NV – Today, Jon Ralston reported that Congressman Heck ripped into Governor Brian Sandoval’s historic, bipartisan increase in education funding at an event two weeks ago. Instead of recognizing that the bill provides millions in additional, desperately needed funding for Nevada’s education system, including expansions for early childhood education, special education programs, and college-readiness programs, Congressman Heck stuck to typical Tea Party talking points and even compared the bill to the GOP’s favorite bogeyman, “Obamacare.”

This was a case of Republicans and Democrats putting aside Party labels and working together for the benefit of Nevadans, so it isn’t surprising Congressman Heck would oppose this,”  said Sarah Zukowski, spokesperson for the Nevada State Democratic Party. “If Congressman Heck had his way, Nevada students would continue to be stuffed in overcrowded classrooms and portable trailers instead of getting the 21st century education they deserve. This is yet another issue where Congressman Heck and Sharron Angle put extremists in their Party ahead of Nevadans.”