Getting Rid of Dark Money
Our current political system is broken. Instead of looking out for the best interests of the American people, many politicians are bending over backwards to help out the special interest groups that fill their pockets. That’s why John will fight to overturn Citizens United and reaffirm that corporations are not people and have no business meddling in our democracy.
Fighting For Montanans, Not Corporations
There are many politicians in Washington DC who only look out for the well-being of their corporate donors. Hard-working Americans across the country have been ignored and forgotten by Congress, left to wonder who has their back and if they can afford to pay the bills.
Throughout his career, John has fought for everyday Montanans who have been taken advantage of. He has beat big banks and other special interest groups in court on behalf of regular Montanans. John will take that same passion and commitment with him to Congress. John will not take corporate PAC or corporate lobbyist money. He does have the support of people who represent important groups that represent hard-working Montanans, including labor unions and Planned Parenthood. John knows Montana needs a representative who will hold Washington accountable and put Montanans and their families first.
Social Security & Medicare
John strongly believes Social Security and Medicare need to be protected for our seniors. Montanans have worked hard to pay into these essential program and they have earned those benefits. He will not let politicians in DC get their hands on Social Security benefits to make up for years of reckless spending. He will protect the integrity of Medicare and opposes efforts to “means test” Montana seniors and use any supposed “savings” to pay for tax cuts for wealthy corporations.
Standing Up To Big Banks and Wall Street
Millions of Americans lost their jobs and thousands of families had their homes foreclosed on due to the reckless decisions of Wall Street bankers. John will stand up to big banks and Wall Street like he has his whole career when he gets to Congress. He will support reforms that keep Wall Street in check to prevent another economic crisis from happening.
Protecting Healthcare for Montanans
John believes that we need to put people’s health above insurance company and health industry profits. The current proposed healthcare law would be a disaster for families in Montana. It eliminates protections for people with pre-existing conditions, rips away coverage from 70,000 Montanans and causes premiums to increase for countless others. John believes healthcare is a right, and he supports affordable healthcare for everyone, and would vote for Medicare for All.
Farming and Ranching
Montana’s agriculture is big driver of our economy- with 28,000 farms and ranches across the state. John will stand up to those in Washington DC who want to force trade deals that would destroy the livelihoods of Montana’s farmers and ranchers. It’s also important to John that we invest in better technology for farmers and ranchers across the US.
Our Public Lands
Montanans have been hunting and recreating on our public lands for generations. It’s what makes Montana such a great place to live. However, special interest groups and their allies within the federal government are trying to take away our public lands. John will oppose any efforts that restrict the rights of Montanans to access our public lands and he will oppose any effort to sell off our public lands.
Bring Good Paying Jobs to Montana
As a small business owner, John’s top priority is to put Montanans into good paying jobs. He believes that no one should struggle to find work if they are willing to work hard. John also believes no one should have to rely on food stamps while working full time. Minimum wage needs to be a living wage, and if a living wage is $15, then we need to get there. That’s why John will support #EmployMT, a comprehensive strategy to create high-paying jobs, rebuild our infrastructure, invest in the workforce, and spur innovation in Montana
Montana Education for the Future
As a father with four kids going to public school, John understands the value of a great education. Education is the only way Montanans can stay competitive in a global economy, and to promote innovation and economic growth education should be freely available to all those who qualify and are interested. Montanans should be sure that John would support programs that recognize that a four year education is not necessary for everyone and that apprentice programs, trade schools, and community and tribal colleges need to be considered and funded in a comprehensive way.
Hypocritically, the politicians who talk the most about small government are the ones most eager to allow the government to invade our bedrooms and doctor’s offices. John adamantly supports the rights of women to make their own healthcare decisions without government interference. He will steadfastly oppose all efforts to defund Planned Parenthood.
Native American Rights
John believes in Tribal Sovereignty and the right of self-determination for all Native Peoples. John opposes the Republican health care plan that threatens to affect tribal members severely. John also supports educational, job-training programs, and transportation investments that will help tribal communities. The United States has an obligation to fulfill the promises made to Native People and John will fight to ensure those promises are kept.
Veterans Deserve Real Respect
Politicians give lip service to the debt we owe our veterans, then don’t back it up with action. John will work hard to ensure that veterans get the first rate healthcare, education and vocational support they deserve. John also supports strong enforcement of the Servicemembers Relief Act and other laws designed to prevent payday lenders and banks from preying on soldiers while they are on the frontlines protecting our freedom.
Second Amendment Rights
As a gun owner, John fully understands the need to protect our right to bear arms. Montanans are responsible gun owners and they know how important gun safety is to protect their families. He will oppose any effort to restrict the Second Amendment.
Billings Gazette – He took the fight to debt collectors—and he collected
Tim was John’s very first client. Together, they took on a bully, and together they won. If you give John the chance, he will have the privilege of fighting for you and your family the same way he has fought for his clients.
Bozeman Daily Chronicle – Billings attorneys take over Wittich political practices case
John loathes dark money and the corrupt politicians who take it- so much so that he volunteered to get deputized as a special attorney general to take down the politicians partaking in dark money, and won! John is proud to have prosecuted dark money and corruption on as a lawyer, and look forward to doing the same for all Montanans in Congress.
Last Best News – Fraud and foreclosure: Couple takes on Bank of America
When big banks tried to lie to Montana homeowners, John held them accountable. In Congress, he will fight just as hard to make sure that all Montanans get a level playing field.
Lamb & Cary – Pennies from Heaven
“Shut your eyes for a moment and imagine this: $90 million stacked in neat piles on one side of the courtroom, 30 lawyers packed into the other side – and John Heenan standing in the middle. And our hero, just like David facing Goliath, stood there with his little ‘objection’ wrapped in a sling, smiling and acting like he knew what he was doing. A voice crying – from the (Montana) wilderness.”
Last Best News – Bank to pay $2 million for ‘mistaken’ foreclosure
When big banks try to steamroll Montanans, John has had the privilege of holding them accountable. That’s exactly what this campaign is about- imposing accountability on those that think they are above the law.
Billings Gazette – Internet payday loan company settles Montana lawsuit
John has fought for Montanans’ right to hold out-of-state corporations accountable. Sadly, our current representative is doing the bidding of big banks and predatory lenders by voting to deprive Montanans of their ability to access the courts and hold companies like this one accountable. As Montana’s next representative, John will fight for you and your family and no one else.