Staff Sergeant Ty Michael Carter is a resident of Yelm, Washington, in Washington's 10th Congressional District.
Congressman Heck supports the bipartisan Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013. More than 100,000 jobs in Washington are connected to activities at the Port of Tacoma and the Port of Olympia.
More than 3200 people in Washington are employed directly or indirectly by shellfish growers. But the entire industry is threatened by ocean acidification and climate change.
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Rep. Denny Heck (WA-10) has signed on to a bill that would index the federal minimum wage to the Consumer Price Index, just like Washington state’s minimum wage law. The bill, H.R. 1010, would also initially increase the federal minimum wage to $10.10 over two years before indexed increases begin.
Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) is encouraging South Sound residents to participate in the “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program sponsored by the American Red Cross. The program, which began in 2006, provides Americans with the opportunity to send holiday cards to service members, veterans, and their families across the United States and around the world.
Washington – Six partisan bills designed to undermine the work of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) were reported favorably out of the House Financial Services Committee this morning.
Added Oct 2, 2013: I am making an immediate contribution from my salary to support a local organization which is assisting the families of furloughed employees negatively affected by the government shutdown. I am working tirelessly to end the shut down as soon as possible so these deserving men and women can go back to work.
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U.S. Rep. Denny Heck pledged again Friday to look for ways to avoid the sequestration budget cuts.