Kihuen Statement on Hardy Immigration Workshop

Ruben J. KihuenFor Immediate Release
January 25th, 2016
Contact: Dave Chase, (702) 350-2744

Las Vegas, NV — Today Congressman Cresent Hardy held a 2 hour U.S. Citizenship Workshop. As of 11 AM, exactly 1 person, a Hardy staffer, had RSVP’d to Hardy’s Facebook invite for the event.

State Senator Ruben Kihuen, candidate for U.S. Congress in Nevada’s 4th Congressional District, released the following statement on the workshop:
“Congressman Hardy hosted a workshop this morning he says was to explain, ‘how to become a citizen and how to avoid scams against immigrants.’ The irony is clearly not apparent to the Congressman. It’s outrageous and disingenuous to hold immigration workshops while opposing any effort to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Congressman Hardy is the real scam against immigrants.”

Hardy’s previous statements on immigrants:

Hardy: Immigrants Are Taking Jobs That People Could Utilize. In September 2014, Cresent Hardy said on Blog Talk Radio, “We’re having a lot of the same issues but it is the illegal population that is out there taking all these jobs that people could utilize.” [BlogTalkRadio, Hardy Interview, 9/15/14]

Hardy: We Need Immigrants Who Are Not “Drains On Society.” During his headquarters opening in August 2014, Cresent Hardy said, “I’ll just give you one issue that happens up in Yerington, Nevada. They have to bring almost 3,000 immigrants here because nobody wants to do that kind of menial work in our society anymore; which, I come from that I’d still go back to do that today, I don’t care if I have to. But, nobody wants to do it, so we have to bring immigrants here just to harvest things in. But the process takes longer to go, from year-to-year, to get them back here. They only stay for three months then they’re gone. These are the type of people we want. They come, they do their job and they leave.  They want to go back they don’t want to be citizens. They don’t want to be any type of drain on society; they just want to be able to take care of their families.” [Headquarters Opening, 8/28/14; Washoe Dems, 8/28/14; NV State Democratic Party, accessed 3/30/15]

State Senator Ruben Kihuen is running as a Democrat in Nevada’s 4th Congressional District. Ruben has a proven record of real results for working families. Born in Mexico, Ruben and his family immigrated to the United States in search of a better life. He worked his way through college and after graduation was inspired to “pay it forward” by working with other students at College of Southern Nevada. In the legislature, Ruben helped craft landmark bi-partisan bills increasing funding for our schools and making college more affordable, and he beat back a reckless Republican agenda attempting to dismantle worker’s rights, restrict women’s health care and repeal LGBTQ protections. Ruben is running for Congress to ensure everyone has a fair shot at the American Dream.

To Learn more about Ruben Kihuen and his campaign for Congress, visit www.rubenforcongress.com or follow Ruben on Facebook or .

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Ruben Kihuen Pledges Super Delegate Vote To Hillary Clinton

For Immediate Release
January 18th, 2016
Contact: Dave Chase, (702) 350-2744

Las Vegas, NV — State Senator Ruben Kihuen and candidate for U.S. Congress in Nevada’s 4th Congressional District formally announced his vote as a super delegate to Hillary Clinton for President today.

Kihuen said:
“I am proud to announce that I will formally pledge my super delegate vote as a Democratic National Committeeman for Nevada to Secretary Clinton for President of the United States today. We both have fought hard in our careers to ensure working families have access to health care, a living wage, and that we invest in early childhood education. It’s important that Democrats retain the office of President and Hillary is the candidate that offers a track record of results. I look forward to an historic November where we elect Secretary Clinton as first female President, Catherine Cortez Masto as the first Latina in the U.S. Senate and myself as the first immigrant to Congress in Nevada history.”

State Senator Ruben Kihuen is running as a Democrat in Nevada’s 4th Congressional District. Ruben has a proven record of real results for working families. Born in Mexico, Ruben and his family immigrated to the United States in search of a better life. He worked his way through college and after graduation was inspired to “pay it forward” by working with other students at College of Southern Nevada. In the legislature, Ruben helped craft landmark bi-partisan bills increasing funding for our schools and making college more affordable, and he beat back a reckless Republican agenda attempting to dismantle worker’s rights, restrict women’s health care and repeal LGBTQ protections. Ruben is running for Congress to ensure everyone has a fair shot at the American Dream.

To Learn more about Ruben Kihuen and his campaign for Congress, visit www.rubenforcongress.com or follow Ruben on Facebook or Twitter

Kihuen Statement on Rep. Hardy’s Vote Against Budget Deal

For Immediate Release
December 18th, 2015
Contact: Dave Chase, (702) 350-2744

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Las Vegas, NV — State Senator Ruben Kihuen and candidate for Congress in the 4th Congressional Distirct released the following statement on Congressman Cresent Hardy’s ‘no’ vote on the bipartisan budget deal:

“I am deeply disappointed but not surprised that Congressman Hardy chose to stand with his radical Tea Party colleagues and voted no on the bipartisan budget deal. He stood with those who sought to add posion pills like blocking Syrian refugees and defunding Planned Parenthood to the deal. Nevadans deserve better.”

Background:

This is the second time Congressman Hardy has voted against a bipartsian budget deal this fall.

Hardy Voted Against Overwhelmingly Bipartisan Budget Deal. In December 2015, Hardy voted against the omnibus spending package. “The House on Fridayoverwhelmingly approved a $1.1 trillion spending package that includes the first major change approved by Congress to ObamaCare, and keeps the government open through September 2016 … In the end, there was no drama in the 316-113 vote … Only 18 Democrats voted against the spending bill, while 166 supported it.” [HR 2029, Vote #70512/18/15; The Hill, 12/18/15]

Hardy Voted Against Bipartisan Budget Agreement. In October 2015, Hardy voted against a bipartisan budget deal that would raise federal spending levels and expand the government’s borrowing authority, avoiding a default. “House lawmakers in both parties joined forces Wednesday to pass a sweeping budget deal … The final vote was 266 to 167, with 79 Republicans joining every Democrat in sealing passage.” [HR 1314, Vote #579, 10/28/15; The Hill, 10/28/15]
State Senator Ruben Kihuen is running as a Democrat in Nevada’s 4th Congressional District. Ruben has a proven record of real results for working families. Born in Mexico, Ruben and his family immigrated to the United States in search of a better life. He worked his way through college and after graduation was inspired to “pay it forward” by working with other students at College of Southern Nevada. In the legislature, Ruben helped craft landmark bi-partisan bills increasing funding for our schools and making college more affordable, and he beat back a reckless Republican agenda attempting to dismantle worker’s rights, restrict women’s health care and repeal LGBTQ protections. Ruben is running for Congress to ensure everyone has a fair shot at the American Dream.


To Learn more about Ruben Kihuen and his campaign for Congress, visit www.rubenforcongress.com or follow Ruben on Facebook or Twitter.


Editor’s note — please note that Mark Amodei, CD-NV2 is apparently a bosom buddy of Rep. Hardy, as they both teamed up to vote against each “bipartisan” budget bill, and in favor of shutting down the U.S. government.

SEIU Local 1107 Endorse Ruben Kihuen for Congress

Call Kihuen, “an energetic and consistent advocate for Nevada’s working families”

Ruben J. KihuenLas Vegas, NV – The 17,000 represented workers and their families of SEIU Local 1107 are proud to endorse Senator Ruben Kihuen for Nevada’s 4th Congressional District.

“Since he was first elected to the Nevada State Assembly in 2006, Senator Kihuen has been an energetic and consistent advocate for Nevada’s working families,” said Cherie Mancini, President of SEIU Local 1107. “Senator Kihuen, being raised in a labor family, understands firsthand the struggles that face the working people of Nevada. I am confident he will be as strong of a voice for the middle class in Washington, D.C. as he was in Carson City.”

Senator Kihuen’s work during the 2015 legislative session to raise wages and equal pay for equal work for Nevadans only further highlight his commitment to Nevada’s working class families.

“We’re going to be with him every step of the way,” said Deb Springer, Clark County employee and Trustee for SEIU Local 1107. “Through his experience and performance, Ruben Kihuen has proven to the membership that he has the integrity, vision and knowledge to be a great congressman for Nevada’s 4th District,” said Springer.

“I proudly stood with SEIU and their members as we’ve fought for a $15 minimum wage, safer staffing standards and a renewed commitment to worker’s rights in Nevada and I am honored to earn their support as we take these fights to Congress,” said State Senator Ruben Kihuen. “The 4th deserves a voice for working families, not Congressman Hardy who has been a voice for the wealthy and elite.”

Kihuen’s campaign has previously been endorsed by U.S. Senator Harry Reid, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, 7 labor unions representing nearly 30,000 Nevadans and many other local and national leaders. You can see all of Kihuen’s endorsements at www.rubenforcongress.com/endorsements.

State Senator Ruben Kihuen is running as a Democrat in Nevada’s 4th Con
gressional District. Ruben has a proven record of real results for working families. Born in Mexico, Ruben and his family immigrated to the United States in search of a better life. He worked his way through college and after graduation was inspired to “pay it forward” by working with other students at College of Southern Nevada. In the legislature, Ruben helped craft landmark bi-partisan bills increasing funding for our schools and making college more affordable, and he beat back a reckless Republican agenda attempting to dismantle worker’s rights, restrict women’s health care and repeal LGBTQ protections. Ruben is running for Congress to ensure everyone has a fair shot at the American Dream.

To Learn more about Ruben Kihuen and his campaign for Congress, visit www.rubenforcongress.com or follow Ruben on Facebook or Twitter

Meet John Oceguera—Candidate for US House, NV-CD4

John OcegueraWhen I was out on calls as a firefighter, I saw our community’s needs were not being met – that’s why I ran for the state legislature and took on the tough fights. It’s why I was selected by my peers to serve as Speaker of the Assembly. Every single day I served, I was answering the call – working to make life better for families, seniors, and students.

Now as a husband and father to Jackson, Jillian and Jameson, I’m thinking about the future more than ever. Cresent Hardy isn’t getting the job done protecting that future. I’m a proud Democrat running for Congress, because I’m answering the call for Nevada families – just like I’ve always done.

I want to be clear with you about my priorities, and what my campaign will be talking about between now and November 2016.

  • Priority number one must be creating good-paying jobs that can support a family. I’ll work to create good-paying jobs by rebuilding the American manufacturing base, supporting the entrepreneurs and small businesses that power the engine of our economy, and fighting for investments in infrastructure that create jobs, strengthen our national security, and increase our competitiveness in the global economy for generations to come.
  • I’ll fight to give working families a fair chance. The playing field has been tilted against working families for too long – that’s why we need to put an end to unfair trade deals, raise the minimum wage, and provide tax relief for working families instead of tax breaks for the big guys.
  • We must invest in education and expand opportunity for all of Nevada’s children. I know what a difference education made in my life, and how important it is to the economic future of this state. We’ve got to make sure every school in every neighborhood has the resources needed to make sure every single child gets a good education from the start. We have to find a way to make college more affordable so young people can get the education they need, and aren’t crushed by a mountain of debt.
  • I fully support the Affordable Care Act. I’m glad the Supreme Court kept it intact, and I will defend it against those who continue to try to undo the law and jeopardize the health care coverage of thousands of Nevadans.
  • Our immigration system is badly broken and it’s holding us back. I’m going to defend President Obama’s executive actions on immigration and fight for comprehensive immigration reform until we get it done – it’s time to stop breaking apart families.
  • Being a champion for women and protecting their reproductive freedoms isn’t political for me – It’s personal. I’m Eileen’s son, Janie’s husband and most importantly, Jillian’s dad. I will demand women receive equal pay for equal work. I trust women to make their own healthcare decisions, and I’ll fight tooth and nail against attacks on women’s reproductive rights.
  • We must honor the sacrifices our men and women in uniform have made fighting for our country. In Congress, I will fight to make sure all veterans and their families have access to the best health care, including mental health services, and the job opportunities they deserve. No American veteran should ever sleep on the street.
  • I’ll fight to keep the promises we make to America’s seniors. I’ll stand up to the right-wing attacks on Social Security and Medicare and protect those benefits so Nevadans who have worked hard and sacrificed can have the retirement security they deserve.
  • Nevada isn’t a nuclear waste dump. As a first responder, I’m adamantly opposed to Yucca Mountain. I won’t jeopardize the public health and safety of our community.
  • Our democracy shouldn’t be for sale to the highest bidder. The Supreme Court went too far when it struck down our campaign finance laws and unleashed a flood of unregulated dark money into our elections. We need to rein in the corporations and billionaires who are trying to buy our elections by restoring reasonable limits on political spending. That’s why I’m supporting an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to overturn Citizens United and protect our democracy.

Congressman Cresent Hardy has the wrong priorities. I know I can do a better job for those of you in NV-CD4. I hope you’ll join me in this effort, and I look forward to talking more with you as the campaign unfolds.