(Las Vegas, NV) – Today Dean Heller’s campaign announced the release of its first ad, “Job.” The ad features “No Budget, No Pay,” just one of several measures Dean Heller has pushed in Congress to rein in out of control spending, reduce the debt and force Washington to treat taxpayers’ dollars responsibly.
Since Dean Heller introduced “No Budget, No Pay” in July 2011, the legislation has been championed by Republicans and Democrats in the House and the Senate, received a Senate hearing and embraced by national nonpartisan organizations.
The ad will begin running on Sunday, June 17, 2012, the beginning of a statewide ad buy that includes Reno, Elko, and Las Vegas.
Congress has not passed a budget in more than three years. This has led to a more than a $15 trillion federal debt that is stifling job growth, creating uncertainty that prevents businesses from hiring and burdening future generations.
On July 28, 2011, Dean Heller first introduced “No Budget, No Pay” legislation. This bill requires Congress to pass a concurrent budget by the start of the fiscal year in order to get paid.
After Dean Heller introduced the bill in the Senate (S. 1981), Democratic Representative Jim Cooper introduced counterpart legislation in the House of Representatives (H.R. 3643).
Dean’s legislation has ten Senate cosponsors and has been embraced by the nonpartisan group No Labels as part of its Make Congress Work initiative.
The legislation received a hearing in the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on March 14, 2012.