In The News
May 2, 2017 In The News
President Trump, in an angry tweeting mood, said Tuesday that the United States needs "a good shutdown" of the federal government this fall to force a partisan battle to get his way over proposed spending levels. The President tweeted as Congress worked to clear a spending package for the remainder of this fiscal year, which doesn't include money for his U.S.-Mexico border wall, and does continue programs marked for extinction, such as our Puget Sound cleanup. Washington lawmakers were aghast that Trump would welcome another partial shutdown of the federal government.
Apr 27, 2017 In The News
JBLM Northwest Guardian
Hundreds of students, parents, school staff and local dignitaries crowded into the auditorium at Evergreen Elementary School April 20 for the official grand opening ceremony for Clover Park School District’s newest and final of six completed elementary school construction projects at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Apr 26, 2017 In The News
The House Russia investigation is not just back on track, it's chugging on -- with an agreed-upon plan to call high-profile witnesses from the campaign of President Donald Trump, new access to intelligence documents and plans to work longer hours in Washington.
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 7, 2017 In The News
The Huffington Post
Five hours and 16 minutes into last month’s 5-hour, 35-minute hearing of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Rep. Denny Heck, a Democrat in his third term representing the people of the 10th congressional district in Washington state, finally cut through the clutter, the distractions and the fake controversies and got to the core of the matter:
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 6, 2017 In The News
The Gonzaga Bulletin
Fr. Pat Conroy’s face lights up when he draws on the “wonderful” memories of Gonzaga basketball from when he was a grad student.
Apr 5, 2017 In The News
he utter failure of congressional Republicans to replace Obamacare two weeks ago was a good thing. The U.S. House Republican plan would have thrown an estimated 24 million Americans off coverage over 10 years while handing tax cuts to the wealthy and a bonanza to insurers.The failure speaks to at least two realities and offers a slender ray of hope.