Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington
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Oct 21, 2016 Press Release

Statement from Congressman Denny Heck:

Oct 18, 2016 Press Release
Today officials from the Obama administration and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, U.S. Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell and U.S. Reps. Denny Heck, Derek Kilmer and Rick Larsen announced new federal actions to help protect and recover the health of Puget Sound, one of the nation’s largest estuaries. These actions demonstrate a firm commitment from the federal government to help restore Puget Sound, and are similar to federal actions taken in recent years to protect other large aquatic ecosystems, such as the Chesapeake Bay and the Great Lakes.
Oct 12, 2016 Press Release
Legislation would expand access of the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program to economically distressed communities with an emphasis on Indian Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In order to incentivize financial investment in Indian Country and other underserved communities, Congressman Denny Heck (D-WA) and Congresswoman Kristi Noem (R-SD) have introduced new legislation to improve the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program.

Sep 29, 2016 Press Release
The Collaborating for Economic Reintegration of Troops (CERT) Act will establish commission to study and develop national standards for high-demand occupations; aims to make military training and civilian licenses or certifications for skilled careers one in the same

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 29, 2016 – U.S. Representative Denny Heck of Washington state has introduced a bill to address the certification gap that many transitioning service members experience once they leave the military and enter the civilian job market.

Sep 22, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Denny Heck reacts to the news that the World Trade Organization has ruled in favor of the U.S. government in the trade dispute with the European Union concerning subsidies to Airbus

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 22, 2016 – Today the World Trade Organization found that the European Union gave illegal subsidies to Airbus to encourage the purchase of A350 XWB airplanes manufactured by the European company.

Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) released a statement following news of the WTO decision:

Sep 8, 2016 Press Release
Successful petition gives Olympic Panel Products and Simpson Sawmill workers access to reemployment services, weekly income support payments, and health coverage tax credits
The U.S. Department of Labor announced the final certification of the petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance following the closing of the Olympic Panel Products plant in Shelton. Workers laid off at Olympic Panel Products or Simpson Sawmill in July and August of 2016 can now apply for individual benefits for two years.
Aug 25, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday the Department of Defense announced the death of Staff Sergeant Matthew V. Thompson, a soldier supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan.

Jul 8, 2016 Press Release
Representatives Don Young (R-AK) and Denny Heck (D-WA) introduced commonsense legislation to authorize a small, but important modification to the Second Division Memorial to recognize and pay tribute to members of the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division killed in Korea at the De-Militarized Zone, in Iraq, and in Afghanistan. H.R. 5684, the Second Division Memorial Modification Act, would authorize the Second Indianhead Division Association’s Scholarship and Memorials Foundation to place three stone benches at the Washington, D.C. memorial at no cost to the taxpayer.
Jun 22, 2016 Press Release
Crucial amendment to House Financial Services Appropriations would have helped get cash off the streets and protect our communities
Today, House Republicans blocked a crucial amendment addressing the marijuana banking crisis as part of the Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act (H.R. 5485). The bi-partisan amendment, filed Monday, June 20 by U.S. Reps. Denny Heck (WA-10) and Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), would have banned federal regulators from penalizing banks, credit unions, and other depository institutions for providing banking services to legal and licensed marijuana businesses.