Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington
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Jan 31, 2017 In The News
As Valentine’s Day approaches, students in the Puyallup School District are setting aside some time this week to make thank-you cards for the fifth annual Valentines for Veterans, a tribute to troops launched by U.S. Rep. Denny Heck, D-Olympia. The tribute connects different generations while recognizing those who have served or are currently serving.
Jan 14, 2017 In The News
When President-elect Donald Trump takes the oath of office Friday, a small crowd of Washington students will bear witness. Long before votes were cast in the November election between Trump and Hillary Clinton, local high school and college students were making plans to attend the ceremonies in Washington, DC. “There’s a certain electricity and energy in the city during an inauguration,” said Peninsula High School history teacher Tim Messersmith.
Oct 21, 2016 In The News
“Happy birthday, Pierce College!” These words echoed throughout the Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Health Education Center gym Oct. 8. The occasion was the college’s 50th anniversary homecoming celebration after Brian Benedetti, director of marketing and communication, told the audience to say this to capture the moment on camera. Homecoming served to celebrate the college’s 50 years and bring the past and present college community together, as well as others in the community.
Mar 30, 2016 In The News

High school students interested in attending the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy or the U.S. Naval Academy are invited to attend an informational session this week hosted by U.S. Rep. Denny Heck, D-Olympia, whose 10th District includes Puyallup.

In order to apply to a service academy, students must secure a nomination from their congressman, who can typically send one person per academy from their district.

Sep 20, 2015 In The News

Inside a south Thurston County barn late Sunday afternoon, amid windy conditions and scattered sun breaks, a graduation ceremony offered a glimpse of the future.

And the future looks bright.

That’s because 16 people graduated Sunday from Enterprise for Equity, the longtime Olympia nonprofit that gives low-income residents a chance to pursue their dreams as business owners by gaining skills through a three-month program.

Apr 27, 2015 Press Release

LACEY, Wash. – Below is a statement from Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) regarding the shooting incident at North Thurston High School:

Mar 18, 2015 In The News

United States Rep. Denny Heck made a special visit to the Lakewood Computer Clubhouse on March 13 to help celebrate the program’s new location in Lochburn Middle School. This free after-school program is operated in partnership with Pierce College, and aims to pair caring mentors with local youth ages 10-18.

During his visit, Rep. Heck spent time touring the facility and getting to know the program’s goals and its students.

Mar 17, 2015 Press Release

LACEY, Wash. – Rep. Denny Heck invites South Sound students interested in pursuing an education at a United States Service Academy to attend an information session with Service Academy representatives on Wednesday, April 1, and Tuesday, April 7.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about obtaining a Congressional nomination to one of the U.S. Service Academies and will meet liaisons from the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

Feb 5, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) has launched his third annual “Valentines for Veterans” Drive. Students from around the South Sound are encouraged to decorate cards thanking our local veterans for their service to the United States. Congressman Heck and his office will then deliver the cards to the American Lake VA and other locations in the South Sound—including local chapters of The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)—on Valentine’s Day.

Sep 29, 2014 Press Release
Today U.S. Department of Labor announced that Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood will receive a competitive grant of $2,499,973 for its Connecting Competencies to Employers (C2E) program. The grant devotes resources to create a core mechatronics technician path designed for advanced manufacturing and industrial technology careers. This path allows students to pursue positions in high demand with companies in the South Sound area.