Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington
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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
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.
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Jun 10, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 10, 2016 – Today the Senate approved the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act, to restore tribal sovereignty and give Tribes control of their trust asset management plans. The bill, cosponsored by U.S. Representatives Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) and Denny Heck (D-Wash.), passed the U.S. House of Representatives in February.

Jun 1, 2016 Press Release

TACOMA, WA – U.S. Representatives Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Denny Heck (WA-10) joined the opening of an innovative new stormwater facility at Point Defiance Park yesterday to announce new legislation to help reduce toxic runoff in Puget Sound and other key waterways.

Mar 21, 2016 Press Release
Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 2393, the Foreclosure Relief and Extension for Servicemembers Act of 2015, to extend foreclosure protection for military homeowners from 90 days to a one year period until January 1, 2018. Rep. Stephen Fincher (TN-08), Rep. Steve Stivers (OH-15), and Heck filed a House companion to S. 2393 (H.R. 4252) on December 16, 2015, and applauded the passage before April 1, when servicemembers would have been first affected by the time crunch.
Feb 29, 2016 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representatives Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Denny Heck (WA-10) introduced a bill to help communities stop the spread of toxic stormwater runoff into key waterways. The legislation would create financing incentives to help state, Tribal, and local governments invest in Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI).
Feb 25, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 24, 2016 – Today Congress got one step closer to restoring tribal sovereignty, and giving Tribes control of their own trust asset management plans.

Feb 1, 2016 Press Release

For the fourth annual Valentines for Veterans Drive, Congressman Heck is encouraging students of all ages around the South Sound to pen and design valentines for local veterans. The cards are one way to say to veterans, “thank you for your service.”

Congressman Heck and his office will then deliver the cards to veteran organizations on Valentine’s Day.

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Feb 23, 2017 In The News
The Tribal Tribune
Coming to the Tribune, I admittedly did not realize my own tribal perspective on the Ancient One. Here were some more story-lines I learned that weren't shared in previous articles.
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Feb 22, 2017 In The News
The Strait Times
Three members of a bipartisan United States congressional delegation called on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday evening at the Istana, where the two sides affirmed the longstanding and multifaceted relationship between the two countries. The lawmakers belong to the Congressional Singapore Caucus, established in the US House of Representatives in 2002.
Feb 22, 2017 In The News
Daily Energy Insider
A Washington congressional delegation recently sent a letter to President Donald Trump, outlining the national benefits of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and pledging to work with the Trump administration to advance policies to support the lab. The delegation emphasized in the letter the lab’s contributions to solving challenges in the science, energy, national security and environmental fields, as well as PNNL’s role in the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region.
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 17, 2017 In The News
The Seattle Times
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
Politico
Trump will be in South Carolina today to visit Boeing's production facility and to deliver remarks at the unveiling of the company's new 787 Dreamliner aircraft. He'll also meet with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg, who might take the opportunity to make a pitch for Trump to get the U.S. Export-Import Bank running at full capacity by filling a number of vacancies on the board.
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.
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.
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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