Mar 25, 2009
Representative Heller Opposes Own Legislation – Huh?
Cementing his position in the Hypocrisy Hall of Fame, today Representative Dean Heller actually voted against his own legislation.
It's true. When the House of Representatives considered the omnibus lands legislation today, including several measures that Representative Heller introduced, he opposed the package. [Roll Call Vote, 3/25/2009]
"Not only did Representative Heller oppose a bill that would create two million new acres of protected wilderness and aid local economic development, he did it in the most hypocritical way possible - by voting against measures he himself had introduced," said Andy Stone, Western Regional Press Secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "That's hardly leadership Nevadans can count on."
The following Representative Heller-sponsored bills that were incorporated into H.R. 146, the Omnibus Public Land Management Act:
- H.R. 2299, Southern Nevada Limited Transition Area Act
- H.R. 2246, to provide for the release of any reversionary interest of the United States in and to certain lands in Reno, Nevada
- H.R. 2515, Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program Act
- H.R. 5293, Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation Water Rights Settlement Act