Friday, May 4, 2007

Heller's Hearings?

The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources, which includes Nevada District 2 Representative Dean Heller (R-NV) on its roster, has scheduled a full committee oversight hearing on May 9th: "Endangered Species Act Implementation: Science of Politics" The hearing will be webcast live from the Committee's site. What can we expect to find out from our new Congressman? It's to be hoped we'll hear more than we did about last week's sessions in which committees to which Rep. Heller is assigned held hearings on issues of interest to Nevada citizens.

The House Small Business Committee, of which Heller is a member, conducted two sessions this past week. A May 2nd session on entrepreneurial development assistance to service men and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, and another on May 3 concerning the impact of renewable energy production in rural America. The Chairwoman's statement announces, "...This hearing on renewable fuels is the first in a series on small business participation in the energy industry. In the coming weeks, the committee will examine broader renewable energy issues, as well as legislation impacting small business’ energy needs." [HSBC] And, what did we hear from Representative Heller? His "Latest News" features his testimony about funding wildfire and rangeland restoration, and touting the Douglas High School ROTC program. [Heller]

Cross posted from Desert Beacon

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