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.
Oct 26, 2016 In The News
The Puyallup Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2224 will pay special tribute to one of Puyallup’s most decorated — but largely forgotten — World War II veterans, 1st Lt. Victor Leonard Kandle, during a ceremony at 1 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Pavilion at Pioneer Park. Kandle was killed in battle in 1944 and awarded posthumously the Medal of Honor, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.
Oct 7, 2016 In The News
An estimated 32,000 veterans in Thurston County now have a local one-stop shop for crucial services that can raise their quality of life. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Friday to dedicate the new Lacey Veterans Services Hub at 4232 Sixth Ave. SE, Suite 202. The facility brings together multiple service providers in one location to serve veterans who need housing, medical appointments, employment and more.
May 31, 2016 In The News
Nine years after the fact, and one day after Memorial Day, Col. Daniel Dudek of Wilmington, North Carolina was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his end of tour in Iraq during the summer of 2007, by Congressman Denny Heck of Washington State's 10th District, May 31, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Memorial Park.
Mar 21, 2016 Press Release
Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 2393, the Foreclosure Relief and Extension for Servicemembers Act of 2015, to extend foreclosure protection for military homeowners from 90 days to a one year period until January 1, 2018. Rep. Stephen Fincher (TN-08), Rep. Steve Stivers (OH-15), and Heck filed a House companion to S. 2393 (H.R. 4252) on December 16, 2015, and applauded the passage before April 1, when servicemembers would have been first affected by the time crunch.
Apr 30, 2015 Press Release

The following is a statement from Rep. Heck regarding his vote on the FY 2016 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, & Related Agencies appropriations bill, which passed the House, 255-163, on Thursday, April 30:

Feb 17, 2015 In The News

In 2013, 10th Congressional District Congressman Denny Heck spearheaded a unique campaign.

His goal was to make sure local veterans were recognized and appreciated on Valentine’s Day.

Now in its third year, the program has really blossomed.

Heck thought that by bringing local students into the program it would be a wonderful opportunity for them to connect with the veterans, said Kati Rutherford, Heck’s communications director.

Turns out the veteran congressman was right.

Feb 8, 2015 In The News

The White House wants to double spending on construction projects for the Department of Veterans Affairs next year while steering some of that new money to a major expansion of the VA hospital in Lakewood.

The proposed VA budget for 2016 includes $1.1 billion for major construction projects at veterans hospitals around the country, up from $562 million this year. It’s intended to help the beleaguered agency catch up to increasing demand for its services from veterans of the recent wars and from older generations of veterans accessing expanded benefits.

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.

Dec 4, 2014 Press Release
To prevent a pending expiration of foreclosure protection for military homeowners, Representatives Stephen Fincher (TN-8) and Denny Heck (WA-10) today introduced the Stability for Servicemembers Act. Existing law currently protects servicemembers from foreclosure for one year after they leave active duty, but the law is set to expire at the end of this year.