Dean Heller

Republican on Energy & Natural Resources

Dean Heller

Dean Heller was sworn in to the United States Senate on May 9, 2011. Prior to Heller’s service in the Senate, he served as Nevada’s Representative to the Second Congressional District, as Nevada's Secretary of State for three terms, and in the Nevada State Assembly for two terms. Dean has provided strong leadership for Nevada on issues such as mining, public lands access, and wildfire prevention. In both the House and the Senate, Heller has fought to defend private property rights and promote balanced public land management. He continues to be successful in moving public lands legislation beneficial to local communities throughout Nevada. Dean and Lynne have been married for more than 25 years and currently reside in Carson City where they have raised their four children: Hilary, Harris, Drew, and Emmy. He is a proud grandfather of his only granddaughter, Brielle.

Views On The Keystone XL Pipline

His Statement

(Washington DC) – U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) today issued the following statement after the Obama Administration announced its rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline permit.

“President Obama claims he is for creating jobs, but he keeps enacting policies and regulations that kill them. Today, the Administration chose to kill 20,000 American jobs, forego billions of investments into the American economy and jeopardize our energy security. As gas prices climb towards $4 per gallon, the President needs to focus on a sound energy policy that promotes job growth, rather than making decisions aimed at shoring up votes,” said Senator Dean Heller.

The Keystone XL pipeline would invest $5.4 billion dollars in the U.S. and create an estimated 20,000 American jobs.