Billy Frank Jr. Tell Your Story Act becomes law, officially designates the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge“Billy didn’t wait for change, or demand change, he created change,” Rep. Denny Heck (WA-10) said.
Bill to bridge gap between military and civilian training introduced by Congressman Denny Heck (D-WA-10th)The Collaborating for Economic Reintegration of Troops (CERT) Act will establish commission to study and develop national standards for high-demand occupations; aims to make military training and civilian licenses or certifications for skilled careers one in the same.
Puget Sound Recovery Caucus reintroduces bill to find solutions to sea star wasting syndrome and other underwater disease emergenciesThe legislation would establish the template for determining marine disease emergencies and the development of a 120-day rapid response plan.
“A bigger time cushion helps our servicemembers as they transition to civilian life,” Congressman Heck said. “The least we can do for our veterans is make sure they have the time to find a new job, adjust to their new life, and organize their financial obligations so that they and their families can stay in their homes and plan for their future.”
Congressmen Heck and Kilmer co-founded the Puget Sound Recovery Caucus in 2013 as part of their ongoing commitment to preserving the Puget Sound.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the vote on H.R. 5711, a bill that if signed into law would undermine the Iran Nuclear Agreement by prohibiting U.S. sales of commercial jets to the Islamic Republic of Iran, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) issued a statement expressing his concern about this proposal going forward:
Statement from Congressman Denny Heck:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In order to incentivize financial investment in Indian Country and other underserved communities, Congressman Denny Heck (D-WA) and Congresswoman Kristi Noem (R-SD) have introduced new legislation to improve the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program.
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 29, 2016 – U.S. Representative Denny Heck of Washington state has introduced a bill to address the certification gap that many transitioning service members experience once they leave the military and enter the civilian job market.