Congressman-elect Joe Heck says he’s learning the ways of Washington during his orientation as one of the newest members of the House.
Heck is one of 84 Republicans who will be part of the new GOP-controlled House. The 49-year-old emergency room surgeon tells the “Review-Journal” says he will take things slow, concentrating on legislation to help small businesses and promising to take part in a moratorium on so-called earmarks for pet home projects. Instead of renting space in the nation’s capital, Heck says he’ll sleep in a pullout couch in his office. He says the orientation for new members of Congress has been similar to college, but Heck jokes that he hasn’t “learned the secret handshake yet.” Heck defeated Democrat Dina Titus in Nevada’s Third Congressional District by less than two thousand votes.
To learn more KXNT Morning News spoke to Congressman-Elect Dr. Heck.