Nevada

Las Vegas Man Arrested for Heller Burglary, Threat
Said in note, ‘If I’m going to die so are you’

Richard Holley faces charges of burglary, extortion, and intimidating a public officer. (Las Vegas Metro Police Department)

A 62-year-old man was arrested Monday in relation to a threatening message for Nevada Sen. Dean Heller over his vote on the Republican health care bill. 

Richard Holley was arrested and booked at the Clark County Detention Center on charges related to a July 16 burglary at the senator’s office, where police found a note threatening Heller's life, the Las Vegas Review Journal reported.

Heller Gets Challenge From the Right on ‘Fox & Friends’
Danny Tarkanian’s announcement might have been targeted at Trump

Republican Danny Tarkanian announced Monday that he would be running for Senate in Nevada. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Republican Danny Tarkanian might have had an audience of one for his announcement that he is challenging incumbent GOP Sen. Dean Heller: President Donald Trump.

Tarkanian said on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday that the incumbent hasn’t been supportive of Trump’s agenda, calling him a “Never-Trumper.”

Bipartisan Health Care Work Taking Shape in Senate
Finance, HELP committees plan hearings after recess

Senate Finance Chairman Orrin G. Hatch of Utah, right, and ranking member Ron Wyden of Oregon will preside over health care hearings in September. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The Senate Finance Committee is set to hold September hearings on proposals for overhauling federal health care policies, including a plan for reauthorizing a program that serves about 5.7 million children, according to Chairman Orrin G. Hatch announced Thursday.

The Finance panel is taking the same approach as the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, which also announced plans for bipartisan work after Republicans failed last week to advance a partisan measure to roll back much of the Democrats’ 2010 health care law. The HELP Committee plans to hold hearings the first week of September, after returning from the August recess.

Nevada Assemblywoman Enters Race for Rosen’s Open Seat
Victoria Seaman lost a 2016 state Senate race by just over 1,000 votes

Victoria Seaman joins a crowded Republican field looking to flip outgoing Rep. Jacky Rosen’s seat. (Victoria Seaman via Facebook)

Former GOP Nevada Assemblywoman Victoria Seaman announced Wednesday that she is running for Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen’s open seat in Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District in 2018.

Rosen is vacating the seat to run against Republican Sen. Dean Heller in 2018.

Word on the Hill: From Little League World Series to Congress
Solar talk and Stevie Wonder tickets

Florida Rep. Ron DeSantis bats during a Little League baseball game in 1991. (Courtesy DeSantis’ office)

Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., passed along some veteran advice for a Florida Little League baseball team, which is competing for a regional title this weekend and a chance to play in the Little League World Series.

The Palm Beach Post asked DeSantis, who played in the Little League World Series in 1991, for his thoughts. 

What’s Next for Dean Heller After Health Care Votes?
Nevada lawmaker is the most vulnerable GOP senator

Nevada Sen. Dean Heller makes his way to the Senate chamber for a series of votes on repealing the 2010 health care law. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Sen. Dean Heller’s vote to support a bill to repeal the 2010 health care law — while rejecting others — may make an already tough re-election campaign even harder.

The Nevada Republican was already facing pressure from voters on the left and the right, his own party’s leadership and the White House going into last week’s Senate health care votes. That’s not all going away just because the votes are over.

GOP Senators Should ‘Demand’ New Health Care Vote, Trump Says
President shifts stance on next step for second time in 24 hours

President Donald Trump, seen here with Republican senators at a White House meeting in June, is demanding they try again on health care. (Alex Wong/Getty Images file photo)

President Donald Trump spent a grey and sometimes rainy Saturday at the White House on a Twitter binge, firing off a late-afternoon tweet instructing Republican senators to demand another vote on a measure that would repeal and replace the 2010 health care law.

In the morning, the president threatened lawmakers’ health insurance and attacked members of his own party, saying they “look like fools” because they cannot pass major bills.

House Passes $658 Billion Defense Spending Bill

Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., and colleague Barbara Lee, D-Calif. proposed an amendment that prohibits money being spent on uniforms for the Afghan National Army. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

The House on Thursday passed the so-called security minibus appropriations package on a 235-192 vote, allocating nearly $790 billion across four separate spending bills, including $658 billion for defense.

The measure designates $584 billion in regular defense appropriations and $73.9 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations accounts.

Rand Paul Wants AUMF Debate With Defense Authorization
Kentucky Republican objected to quick work on McCain’s bill

Sen. Rand Paul objected to taking up the defense authorization Friday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

All eyes were on Arizona Sen. John McCain’s key vote signaling the collapse of the Republican health care bill early Friday morning, but the longtime GOP senator also faced frustration over a delay in turning to the defense authorization bill.

Sen. Rand Paul blocked quick action on the measure, wanting to ensure debate on rolling back authorizations for the use of military force enacted early in the George W. Bush administration.

Super PAC Hopes to Move Republicans to Work With Democrats
Poll shows most voters want Obamacare improved, not scrapped

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., will be a prime target for Democrats for voting to repeal the 2010 health care law. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

In the wake of the failed Republican efforts to pass their health care bill, a Democratic super PAC is hoping to show Republicans that their constituents want them to support improving the 2010 health care law and their vote to repeal it will cost them.

Priorities USA Action hosted a media call showing that most voters and people who voted for President Donald Trump want Republicans to work with Democrats to improve the law.