Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington
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Dec 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Below is a statement from Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) following the vote on Consolidated Appropriations, or “Omnibus”, which passed the House of Representatives today by a vote of 316-113 as House Amendment #1 to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2029:

Dec 15, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Soon President Barack Obama is expected to sign the Billy Frank Jr. Tell Your Story Act into law, renaming the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge after the tribal leader and nationally known activist from the Pacific Northwest. The bill, H.R. 2270, advanced out of the House on November 30 by a vote of 413-2, and passed in the Senate on December 14 by unanimous consent.

Dec 3, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Months after the Export-Import Bank of the United States’ authority lapsed, the House of Representatives voted again to approve the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank as an amendment to the 5-year, $300 billion highway bill. The bill now heads to the Senate where it is expected to pass.

Nov 30, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the House of Representatives passed the Billy Frank Jr. Tell Your Story Act by a vote of 413-2. The bill, H.R. 2270, previously advanced out of the House Natural Resources Committee by a unanimous vote, will now go to the U.S. Senate for consideration.

Nov 19, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Denny Heck (D-Wash.) released the following statement following the vote in the House of Representatives on H.R. 4038 today:

Oct 28, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the House of Representatives successfully passed H.R. 597, the Reform Exports and Expand the American Economy Act, to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States until 2019.

Oct 16, 2015 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today Representatives Denny Heck (WA-10) and Derek Kilmer (WA-06) thanked the members of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC) for voting to support the Promoting United Government Efforts to Save Our Sound (PUGET SOS) Act.

Oct 8, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Representative Denny Heck (D-Wash.) thanked the House Natural Resources Committee for their unanimous support to advance the Billy Frank Jr. Tell Your Story Act.

During the full committee markup, members of the House Natural Resources Committee passed the Billy Frank Jr. Tell Your Story Act, H.R. 2270.

Sep 29, 2015 Press Release
Today Representatives Denny Heck (WA-10) and Derek Kilmer (WA-06) introduced the Promoting United Government Efforts To Save Our Sound (PUGET SOS) Act in the United States Congress. The PUGET SOS bill, H.R. 3630, would enhance the federal government’s role and investment in the Puget Sound, the largest estuary in the United States by water volume.
Sep 11, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Denny Heck (WA-10) announced the Thurston County Economic Development Council Business Resource Center was selected to receive a U.S.  Small Business Administration grant of $189,000 to provide small businesses the opportunity to expand in order to support local jobs and grow the local economy.

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Jan 14, 2017 In The News
The News Tribune
When President-elect Donald Trump takes the oath of office Friday, a small crowd of Washington students will bear witness. Long before votes were cast in the November election between Trump and Hillary Clinton, local high school and college students were making plans to attend the ceremonies in Washington, DC. “There’s a certain electricity and energy in the city during an inauguration,” said Peninsula High School history teacher Tim Messersmith.
Jan 12, 2017 In The News
Seattle PI
U.S. Rep. Denny Heck, D-Wash., has been assigned a seat on the House Intelligence Committee, just as President-elect Donald Trump is questioning findings by intelligence agencies and saying that he knows more than they do. Heck, beginning his third term, is an adult in the fractious House chamber. He played a lead role in the bipartisan effort to rescue the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which secures financing for sale of American products abroad. Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash., was another important player in saving "Ex-Im" from far-right colleagues.
Jan 10, 2017 In The News
The Olympian
U.S. Rep. Denny Heck, who represents Washington’s 10th District, including the Olympia area, has won a seat on the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, marking the first time since 2010 that a member of the state’s delegation has served on the panel. Formed in 1977, the panel has responsibility for overseeing the U.S. intelligence community.
Jan 4, 2017 In The News
CQ Roll Call
The Export-Import Bank said Wednesday that it authorized just $5 billion in loan guarantees and credit insurance in its latest fiscal year, a 40-year low for the agency. It blamed the decline on Congress. The bank's latest report left one of the Senate architects of those actions unmoved. Sen. Richard C. Shelby, the outgoing chairman of the Senate Banking Committee who held up nominations to the Ex-Im Bank board, preventing it from doing large financing deals, noted that he wanted the bank abolished.
Jan 3, 2017 In The News
The Olympian
The decision by majority Republicans in the U.S. House to neuter the chamber’s ethics police was as dumb as a pile of rocks. The independent Office of Congressional Ethics was created under Democrats’ leadership a few years back after the influence scandals involving lobbyists and members of both parties.
Dec 27, 2016 In The News
Seattle PI
If the year 2016 were a fish, a lot of people would throw it back in the water. Overlooked, unfortunately, are good deeds done during the year. Yes, there also good doers. Here is one scribe's list of the year's upside:
Dec 17, 2016 In The News
Fox Business
The marijuana industry could be described as the fastest growing industry within the United States. Though there are numerous industries that have 20%-30% compound annual growth potential throughout the remainder of the decade, few can claim to have what's expected to be nearly 24% annual compounded growth potential over the next 10 years, according to investment firm Cowen & Co.
Dec 12, 2016 In The News
The Hill
A fierce battle over the remains of a Neolithic hunter is a step closer to resolution after Congress passed a water infrastructure measure last week. The skeleton, known as Kennewick Man, was uncovered on federal land that once belonged to the Umatilla tribe near the Columbia River in 1996. Native tribes in the Columbia Basin wanted the remains, which are nearly 9,000 years old, according to carbon dating tests, to be given a proper burial.
Dec 12, 2016 In The News
MyNorthwest.com
Boeing is expected to lower production, and likely staffing levels, as demand for its 777 jets are lower than predicted. “It’s no surprise whatsoever,” said Scott Hamilton with Leeham Company, an aviation consulting firm based in Issaquah. “This has been long predicted by Wall Street analysts and myself,” he said.
Dec 10, 2016 In The News
Seattle PI
Congress has approved a process that will send 8,400-year-old remains known as the Ancient One or Kennewick Man home to the Columbia Basin where area tribes and descendants will provide burial at an undisclosed location. A provision in a federal water bill, sent to President Obama for his signature, ends a 20-year fight over the remains.