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Las Vegas, N.V. – U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) today welcomed U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in Las Vegas, NV for a listening session with some of the state’s top business executives in order to learn more about Nevadans’ priorities as Washington gears up for tax reform.

Heller, a member of the Senate Finance Committee, introduced Mnuchin to the group, saying he’s confident that the Secretary’s background in business will serve as an asset as Congress begins to take action on tax reform.

Heller is a long-time advocate for fixing the country’s broken tax code and lowering rates for families and businesses.

Mnuchin and Heller speak to the media following the listening session

“Secretary Mnuchin brings a wealth of experience to his role in the Administration and I thank him for coming to Nevada to hear first-hand from the people whose feedback is critical: the job creators with me today,” Heller said. “As a member of the Senate Finance Committee, I’m looking forward to working with the Secretary on this issue and having a seat at the table to make sure that the final product is what’s best for Nevada. We are all on the same page when it comes to making sure that Nevadans get to keep more of their hard-earned paychecks. When we lower rates for businesses, we give them the chance to better compete, allowing them to hire, invest, and expand – creating more jobs in our communities. And when we simplify the tax code, industries from construction and real estate to hospitality and high-tech will thrive.”

Heller, Mnuchin and business leaders discuss tax reform in Las Vegas

Earlier this summer during a U.S. Senate Finance Committee hearing, Heller (R-NV) expressed his strong support for comprehensive tax reform that will allow Nevadans to bring home more of their hard-earned tax dollars and bring a full economic recovery to the state of Nevada. Heller reinforced that our tax code is too complex, too costly, and creates unnecessary challenges for Nevada’s families and small businesses.

In 2015, Heller voiced his concern over the complexity and cost of the current tax code and questioned the panel about what constitutes fairness in taxation during a Senate Finance Committee hearing.


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