Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington
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Jun 10, 2016 In The News
Dennis Mahar, longtime director of the Area Agency on Aging for Thurston, Mason and Lewis counties and a devoted community volunteer, died of cancer late Tuesday at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. He was 63. “I don’t think any of us imagined a world without Dennis Mahar. To say he was a true giant in advocating for seniors is still too small of a characterization,” said U.S. Rep. Denny Heck, D-Washington, said in a statement.
May 3, 2016 In The News
“I applaud the city of Puyallup and its residents for making this a priority and being the first city in the state to be recognized for this designation from AARP,” said U.S. Rep. Denny Heck, D-Olympia, whose 10th District includes Puyallup. “As Puyallup grows, someone born right here in Puyallup 80 years ago can still feel at home as they remain here comfortably in their golden years.”
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.

Feb 26, 2015 In The News

The home equity conversion mortgage (HECM) program has seen monumental changes over the past few years, but these changes are leading the reverse mortgage down the right track, one housing leader told members of Congress on Thursday.

“As a result of these changes, the independent actuary projects that the next five years of reverse mortgage originations will be profitable for FHA, which will reduce the shortfall FHA faces on this business line,” said Julia Gordon, director of housing and consumer finance for the nonpartisan think tank Center for American Progress.

Sep 23, 2014 Press Release
Today, Representatives Denny Heck and Derek Kilmer announced that the Mason Transit Authority’s Transit-Community Center was selected to receive a U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration competitive grant of $1,474,999.
May 6, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Denny Heck (D-Wash.) announced this week that four organizations located in the 10th Congressional District of Washington received a total of $11.7 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Funding supports 1,069 AmeriCorps members working on disaster response, conservation projects, literacy tutoring, and veteran transition assistance.