Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington
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Jan 10, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi selected Rep. Denny Heck (D-Wash.) to serve on the prestigious House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in the new Congress.

Rep. Heck released the following statement on the appointment:

Jan 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Rep. Denny Heck (D-Wash.) released a statement calling on Members of Congress to reject H. Res. 5, House Rules Package for 115th Congress that strips the Office of Congressional Ethics of its independence and ability to investigate Members of Congress:

Dec 15, 2016 Press Release

OLYMPIA, WASH. – Today Rep. Denny Heck (D-Wash.) released a statement calling on Congress to establish an independent commission to further investigate Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election:

Nov 17, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the vote on H.R. 5711, a bill that if signed into law would undermine the Iran Nuclear Agreement by prohibiting U.S. sales of commercial jets to the Islamic Republic of Iran, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) issued a statement expressing his concern about this proposal going forward:

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

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

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

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
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.

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Mar 7, 2017 In The News
Builder Online
There are myriad agencies, committees, and task forces in the federal government that focus on an aspect of housing. From major institutions like the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs to the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, there are a lot of distinguished people who spend at least a portion of their professional lives thinking about housing.
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Mar 7, 2017 In The News
KING 5
Former State Rep. Helen Sommers passed away Tuesday at the age of 84.
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Mar 4, 2017 In The News
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
The White House is proposing cutting a quarter of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's budget. According to Reuters, the administration is targeting pollution and climate change programs. The current proposal aims to reduce the EPA budget by 25 percent and staffing by 20 percent. The new budget would cut funding for Native American energy efficiency initiatives as well as State grants for lead cleanup. Before implementation the budget will have to be approved by Congress.
Mar 3, 2017 In The News
KNKX
U.S. Representatives from Washington have pledged to fight hard against cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency that would devastate efforts to clean up Puget Sound. They say a draft plan from the Trump administration would slash federal funding for the Sound by 93 percent, to just $2 million.
Mar 3, 2017 In The News
The Seattle Times
The Environmental Protection Agency’s funding for restoring Puget Sound would be almost wiped out under President Donald Trump’s proposed agency budget, according to a leaked memorandum documenting the cuts obtained by the National Association of Clean Air Agencies. An EPA spokesman in Seattle on Friday declined to comment on the proposed budget cuts.
Mar 3, 2017 In The News
Seattle Weekly
In 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency provided $28 million in funding for shoreline restoration, pollution mitigation, and education projects in Puget Sound. If the Trump administration’s proposed budget goes through as drafted, that funding by 2018 would drop to just $2 million — putting it among the most drastic local cuts in the nation.
Feb 27, 2017 In The News
Roll Call
President Donald Trump will hold his first joint session address to Congress on Tuesday and every member is able to bring a guest to sit in the gallery. Oftentimes, those invited are a part of what is driving the news of the day. Judging by those invited, Democrats are packing the house with immigrant success stories and those affected by the new president’s policies. They’re also inviting a number of people they say benefited from the 2010 health reform law, which Trump and Republicans have vowed to repeal and replace.
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Feb 25, 2017 In The News
The Salem News
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Northwestern Division (Corps) transferred the human remains known as the Kennewick Man, or the Ancient One, to the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (Washington) on Friday, Feb. 17 on the condition that the Department then repatriate the human remains to the five Columbia River Plateau tribes.
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Feb 25, 2017 In The News
KUOW
It’s an award for high school girls who are devoted to public service. Pierce was one recipient, which is how she met U.S. Rep. Denny Heck. “The congressman and his staff actually came to speak at one of our Saturday morning practices,” she said. Heck said each member of Congress can give away one ticket to the president’s speech in Washington, D.C. After meeting Pierce and hearing about her concerns about changes to the health care law, Heck offered her his ticket.
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Feb 24, 2017 In The News
The Straits Times
The United States must continue to have a sustained presence and an active engagement in the Asia-Pacific, whether in trade, defence or in wielding its "soft power". A perception that it is reducing this presence will make countries question its ability to continue to lead and have a rules-based world order. That is the key message that visiting members of a bipartisan US congressional group, dedicated to promoting US-Singapore relations, will take home to the new Trump administration.