Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington
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Mar 22, 2017 In The News
A disaster for Washington." That's how Governor Jay Inslee describes the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) with the American Health Care Act (go ahead and call it "Trumpcare"). In this state, Inslee said, killing Obamacare could reverse years of progress, driving the numbers of uninsured Washingtonians to levels higher than before the ACA.
Mar 15, 2017 In The News
The day President Donald Trump delivered his first Joint Session to Congress, a special guest from Puyallup was present. U.S. Rep. Denny Heck, D-Olympia, brought one guest to the event on Feb. 28. That guest was 19-year-old Kelty Pierce, a Puyallup High School graduate, former Daffodil Festival princess and current University of Washington student. She was able to share her story with other members of Congress.
Feb 27, 2017 In The News
President Donald Trump will hold his first joint session address to Congress on Tuesday and every member is able to bring a guest to sit in the gallery. Oftentimes, those invited are a part of what is driving the news of the day. Judging by those invited, Democrats are packing the house with immigrant success stories and those affected by the new president’s policies. They’re also inviting a number of people they say benefited from the 2010 health reform law, which Trump and Republicans have vowed to repeal and replace.
Feb 25, 2017 In The News
It’s an award for high school girls who are devoted to public service. Pierce was one recipient, which is how she met U.S. Rep. Denny Heck. “The congressman and his staff actually came to speak at one of our Saturday morning practices,” she said. Heck said each member of Congress can give away one ticket to the president’s speech in Washington, D.C. After meeting Pierce and hearing about her concerns about changes to the health care law, Heck offered her his ticket.
Feb 12, 2016 In The News

At St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Lena Forsyth was known for being a dedicated nurse diabetes educator. At the age of 55, she was in the prime of her career, hard at work teaching patients and their families how to treat their condition and change their lifestyle. She had a loving husband, Tony, and treasured time with her family. She was involved in the Steilacoom community and was a friendly face at meetings and events.

And then the news dropped on her and her family like a stack of bricks: young-onset Alzheimer’s.

Sep 17, 2015 In The News

THE U.S. federal government spends about $5.7 billion annually to help people with serious mental illness, according to a recent investigation by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

What does all that money buy? It pays for 112 distinct programs spread across eight federal agencies. But more than half of the programs specially targeting serious mental illness don’t even evaluate their effectiveness, according to the GAO.