Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington
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Apr 17, 2017 In The News
The Port of Olympia was awarded the 2017 Government Thurston Green Business of the Year Award on Wednesday by the Thurston Chamber of Commerce Thurston Green Business Program.
Apr 12, 2017 In The News
U.S. Rep. Denny Heck held his first town hall of the year Tuesday to field questions from constituents about President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, the conflict in Syria, the domestic health care crisis and more.
Apr 8, 2017 In The News
Congressman Denny Heck is returning home to his South Sound district to conduct public meetings on two big topics: the federal budget and Russia’s connection to the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Apr 6, 2017 In The News
Three dozen members of Congress are calling on Donald Trump not to eliminate money for Puget Sound. Trumps budget blueprint released last month eliminates the Environmental Protection Agency’s geographic programs to clean up Puget Sound, the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay, and other water bodies.
Apr 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Denny Heck (WA-10), and Dave Reichert (WA-08), members of the Puget Sound Recovery Caucus, called on President Trump to not eliminate investments in iconic bodies of water. In a letter to the President signed by 33 other members, they warned the President should reconsider his budget proposal that would completely eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency’s Geographic Programs that provide cleanup funding for Puget Sound, the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay, and other major bodies of water. 

Apr 4, 2017 In The News
Three dozen members of Congress are calling on President Donald Trump not to eliminate money for Puget Sound and other bodies of water.
Mar 4, 2017 In The News
The White House is proposing cutting a quarter of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's budget. According to Reuters, the administration is targeting pollution and climate change programs. The current proposal aims to reduce the EPA budget by 25 percent and staffing by 20 percent. The new budget would cut funding for Native American energy efficiency initiatives as well as State grants for lead cleanup. Before implementation the budget will have to be approved by Congress.
Mar 3, 2017 In The News
In 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency provided $28 million in funding for shoreline restoration, pollution mitigation, and education projects in Puget Sound. If the Trump administration’s proposed budget goes through as drafted, that funding by 2018 would drop to just $2 million — putting it among the most drastic local cuts in the nation.
Mar 3, 2017 In The News
U.S. Representatives from Washington have pledged to fight hard against cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency that would devastate efforts to clean up Puget Sound. They say a draft plan from the Trump administration would slash federal funding for the Sound by 93 percent, to just $2 million.
Mar 3, 2017 In The News
The Environmental Protection Agency’s funding for restoring Puget Sound would be almost wiped out under President Donald Trump’s proposed agency budget, according to a leaked memorandum documenting the cuts obtained by the National Association of Clean Air Agencies. An EPA spokesman in Seattle on Friday declined to comment on the proposed budget cuts.