Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) introduced the Servicemembers Opportunity Act today. The legislation ensures all servicemembers can utilize the financial protections they’ve earned under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act of 2003.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday voted to extend the Foreclosure Relief and Extension for Servicemembers Act of 2015 – which offers additional foreclosure protection for military homeowners under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) – from 90 days to one year, until Jan. 1, 2018.
Want to attend a service academy? Now is your chance to learn how. Actually, you have two chances. Washington State Congressman Denny Heck will host representatives from each service academy to discuss the application and appointment process and answer questions, March 28, at 6 p.m. at the Lacey City Hall Chambers (420 College Street SE, Lacey), and again on March 31, at 6 p.m.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter spent two days at Joint Base Lewis McChord, a long visit for a man who oversees more than 600 military bases worldwide.
Today he focused on the 62nd Airlift Wing, the nation’s largest. It ferries weapons, troops and supplies worldwide.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Friday got a close look at Joint Base Lewis-McChord units that fight on the ground, in the air and online.
That combination, he said in remarks to troops, puts the base on the cutting edge of the Pentagon’s operations.
Colville support bill that originated with ATNI is expected to change trust asset management
WASHINGTON D.C.— With an apparently unanimous voice vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR-812, the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act, Feb. 24, following several supporting statements from both Republican and Democratic representatives from across the country.
Export-Import Bank Chairman Fred Hochberg was in Seattle to underscore how the bank’s help to big exporters such as Boeing is crimped by political opponents who haven’t allowed the agency to fill its roster of board members.
At St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Lena Forsyth was known for being a dedicated nurse diabetes educator. At the age of 55, she was in the prime of her career, hard at work teaching patients and their families how to treat their condition and change their lifestyle. She had a loving husband, Tony, and treasured time with her family.
As part of his annual Valentines for Veterans tribute, U.S. Rep. Denny Heck, D-Olympia, visited Maplewood Elementary School in Puyallup on Friday to collect handmade cards from area schoolchildren to distribute to local veterans and active service members.
The purpose of the program is to honor those who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. armed forces, Heck said.
The Puyallup Sumner Chamber hosted its annual Economic Forecast and Rising Star Awards Breakfast last week at the Pioneer Park Pavilion.
Various speakers from Pierce County and the cities of Puyallup and Sumner detailed the economic climate in the region and what the future holds for cities and businesses in the South Sound.