Today Dean Heller announced a coalition of more than 140 veterans who have joined the Heller for Senate team. These men and women will work to elect Dean Heller in the coming months.
"I'm humbled by the support of so many of our nation's heroes. We can never repay these individuals for their service, but it is Congress' responsibility to make sure those who have served in the Armed Forces receive the benefits they earned and deserve. I look forward to working together with these patriots in the coming months as we move toward victory in November. These men, women and their families have sacrificed so much on our behalf, which is why I am committed to continuing to serve them in the United States Senate," said Dean Heller.
Dean Heller has established a long record of supporting veterans. Most recently, he introduced the Women's Homeless Veterans Act. This legislation requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to set aside 15 percent of funds provided to VA's Grant and Per Diem Program for homeless veterans with special needs. It also directs assistance to homeless female veterans as well as children. Dean also introduced the Veterans Small Business Protection Act in July, which ensures that surviving spouses and children are eligible for small business benefits.