Some “minor changes” at Nevada’s Gold Butte national monument could be a benefit to the long-term prospects of the city of Mesquite.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on Monday that U.S Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev) mentioned to reporters that he was informed by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke there will be some adjustments to Gold Butte as well as Basin and Range monument in … [Read more...]

Senate Republican Leader Michael Roberson Announces Candidacy for Nevada Lieutenant Governor

Senate Republican Leader Michael Roberson announced his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, following last week’s announcement that current Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchison will not be seeking a second term in 2018. Roberson was first e … [Read more...]


On Monday, August 21st at 11:00 am PST, Representative Ruben J. Kihuen will hold a press conference to speak on the legislative work he is doing in Washington, D.C. to address the shortage of doctors in Nevada. The event will highlight the bill the … [Read more...]

Protect our national monuments

By: Ruben Kihuen July 30, 2017 Last week, I called on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to listen to Nevadans as he continues to review the designations of Gold Butte and Basin and Range as national monuments. My remarks followed a letter I sent … [Read more...]

Kihuen statement about Secretary Zinke

Today, Representative Ruben J. Kihuen released the statement below in reaction to the decision by the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Ryan Zinke shortening his visit to Nevada. Secretary Zinke promised to meet with stakeholders prior to … [Read more...]

Interior Secretary declares public lands are not for sale

Under the hot July sun and with the Gold Butte National Monument visible in the background, U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told reporters Sunday afternoon that “public land is not for sale.” “I’m an advocate for monuments,” Zinke … [Read more...]

Hardy not running

Mesquite resident Cresent Hardy, who served as representative of Nevada’s 4th Congressional District for a single term that ended in 2016, has announced he will not seek any elected office in 2018. In a statement, he said, “I have spoken with many … [Read more...]

Reaction to health care

Sen. Dean Heller Obamacare clearly isn’t the answer — but doing nothing isn’t the answer either. From Pioche to Battle Mountain families have expressed unbearable struggles with the massive increases in premiums and a total loss of options for h … [Read more...]


WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Representative Ruben J. Kihuen issued the statement below following the Congressional Budget Office score of H.R. 1628 the Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act of 2017: “House and Senate Republican’s are willing to do whatever it … [Read more...]

Standing up for Nevada’s Veterans

By Dean Heller WC: 565 As a senior member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and representative of more than 300,000 veterans living in Nevada, I am always working to address the problems that continue to plague one of our c … [Read more...]