- Associated Press - Monday, March 30, 2015

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Republican Congressional Rep. Joe Heck says he’s working on several federal bills designed to help Nevada.

The former state senator told members of the Nevada Legislature on Monday that he’s working on Nevada-specific policy goals including advancing drone technology and increasing international tourism.

Heck said he’s also working on bills to reduce the state’s doctor shortage and fund career and technical education.

The congressman specifically called out regulations on the drone industry and said that overly burdensome rules would stifle development. Heck said he’s introducing a bill making it easier for foreign travelers to obtain a tourism visa.

Heck was elected to Congressional District 3 in southern Nevada in 2010 and previously served for four years in the state Senate.

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