Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington
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Feb 17, 2017 In The News
Congress must fully investigate Russia’s meddling in our government. This is needed to restore faith in the independence and security of the White House and the United States.
Feb 17, 2017 In The News
The Seattle Times
Should Congress mount a full investigation into Russian influence on the presidential election and communication that took place between President Donald Trump’s administration and Russian officials? That’s the question The Seattle Times Opinion Page on Thursday asked our congressional delegation.
Feb 1, 2017 In The News
The News Tribune
With the White River in Sumner inching just below flood levels in mid-January, city officials took action to protect the banks of the river from flooding. The city’s public works crew installed Hesco bastions — cages lined with cloth and filled with sand — along both banks of the White River south of Stewart Road. The crew began installation on Jan.13 and worked for three days.
Feb 1, 2017 In The News
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Republicans in Congress moved forward Wednesday with a rarely used Congressional tool in order to roll back recent regulations of the Obama Administration, as the House voted to repeal an Interior Department rule that limits pollution runoff from surface mining operations, one of a series of regulatory policy reversals the GOP wants to get to the President’s desk. “The stream protection rule is a thinly veiled attempt to wipe out coal jobs,” said House Speaker Paul Ryan.
Jan 31, 2017 In The News
The Puyallup Herald
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 16, 2017 In The News
King 5
More than 50 people marched in Tacoma Monday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. If you walked down Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Tacoma Monday morning, you would hear the chant, “MLK keep the dream alive." That was the passion that started on the street in front of Bates Technical College and headed to the Tacoma Convention Center. There's hope that the message of King Jr. will be carried forward with each footstep.
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Jan 14, 2017 In The News
The News Tribune
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.
Jan 12, 2017 In The News
Seattle PI
U.S. Rep. Denny Heck, D-Wash., has been assigned a seat on the House Intelligence Committee, just as President-elect Donald Trump is questioning findings by intelligence agencies and saying that he knows more than they do. Heck, beginning his third term, is an adult in the fractious House chamber. He played a lead role in the bipartisan effort to rescue the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which secures financing for sale of American products abroad. Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash., was another important player in saving "Ex-Im" from far-right colleagues.
Jan 10, 2017 In The News
The Olympian
U.S. Rep. Denny Heck, who represents Washington’s 10th District, including the Olympia area, has won a seat on the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, marking the first time since 2010 that a member of the state’s delegation has served on the panel. Formed in 1977, the panel has responsibility for overseeing the U.S. intelligence community.
Jan 4, 2017 In The News
CQ Roll Call
The Export-Import Bank said Wednesday that it authorized just $5 billion in loan guarantees and credit insurance in its latest fiscal year, a 40-year low for the agency. It blamed the decline on Congress. The bank's latest report left one of the Senate architects of those actions unmoved. Sen. Richard C. Shelby, the outgoing chairman of the Senate Banking Committee who held up nominations to the Ex-Im Bank board, preventing it from doing large financing deals, noted that he wanted the bank abolished.