Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington
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Aug 17, 2015 Press Release
Today U.S. Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) announced his support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The JCPOA is an international agreement reached by the P5+1 nations (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) that is aimed at preventing Iran from manufacturing a nuclear weapon.
Jul 23, 2015 Press Release
U.S. Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) has signed on as an original co-sponsor of the Equality Act, legislation to ban discrimination against LGBT individuals in public accommodations, housing, employment, and other core areas of daily life.
Jul 22, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today at a roundtable with American small businesses convened by the White House, President Barack Obama and Representative Denny Heck joined small businesses from around the country to call on Congress to vote immediately on reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank, which is crucial to the national and regional economy.

Jul 16, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Following Congressman Denny Heck’s (D-Wash.) continued advocacy for the continued funding for renovations to public schools on military installations, today the Department of Defense announced that the Clover Park School District will receive a total of $40.3 million to replace Evergreen Elementary School at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Jul 9, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the U.S. Army’s announcement on a reduction of 40,000 troops over the next two years, Rep. Denny Heck (D-Wash.)—who represents Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state—released the following statement:

Jul 8, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Reps. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) and Denny Heck (D-Wash.) today  introduced new legislation to help homeowners make investments in their homes and save money on their electricity and water bills.

Jun 16, 2015 Press Release
In collaboration with the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s independence, today the bipartisan Congressional Singapore Caucus was re-launched, with new co-chairs, Congressman Denny Heck of Washington state and Congressman Bradley Byrne of Alabama. The goal of the Caucus will be to strengthen the political, military, and economic relationship between the two countries, and engage more Americans and policymakers on the promise of Singapore and Asia.
Jun 11, 2015 Press Release
Prior to a potential vote tomorrow, Friday, June 12, on granting trade promotion authority to the president, Rep. Denny Heck (D-Wash.) released the following statement.
May 15, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, which included an amendment that would provide funding for roads in urban areas around military installations such as Interstate 5 near Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

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May 13, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – To honor the life and legacy of an American champion for Native American treaty rights and environmental stewardship, today Representative Denny Heck (D-Wash.) introduced the Billy Frank Jr. Tell Your Story Act.

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Dec 5, 2016 In The News
Tri-City Herald
Legislation that would return the 8,400-year-old bones of Kennewick Man to Columbia Basin tribes could become law in the coming weeks. The legislation proposed by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., in August 2015 made it over an important hurdle on Monday. The legislation was added to the Water Resources Development Act in April, improving its chances of passing. But the act needed to make it out of a conference committee — in which House and Senate officials reconcile differences in the House and Senate versions of the bill and agree on what would remain in the bill — by the end of the session.
Dec 1, 2016 In The News
CNBC
As President-elect Donald Trump touts a deal to save Carrier factory work Thursday, a bill passed by the GOP-led House could undermine his campaign promise to create new American jobs. The Republican-controlled House voted 243-174 last month to effectively block the Treasury secretary from authorizing the sale of about 80 Boeing commercial jetliners to Iran Air, the state-owned airline.
Nov 23, 2016 In The News
JBLM Northwest Guardian
There was a distinct buzz around the new Joint Base Lewis-McChord Wastewater Treatment Plant as high ranking military and elected officials celebrated the completion of the $91 million center at a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday. The ceremony served as a chance to thank and praise the work of everyone involved in getting the plant built. It was a group effort by various organizations, including JBLM leadership, state and local governments and CDM Smith, the construction company that built the center.
Nov 20, 2016 In The News
The Spokesman-Review
Speaking with about as clear a voice as they ever do in Washington, voters last week told their congressional delegation to come up with a constitutional amendment to rein in campaign spending. Initiative 735 has statewide support from nearly 63 percent of the voters, and is passing in all 10 congressional districts with about 65,000 ballots still to count. So what kind of action can voters expect? In the short term, not much. But supporters say they’re building a movement that won’t go away.
Nov 17, 2016 In The News
MyNorthwest.com
The United States House of Representatives voted in favor of tanking a Boeing contract that could have serious international consequences — violating the Iran deal. “It will hurt our economy and make us less safe,” said Congressman Denny Heck. “And I fear that this is a preview of what will come in winter and spring if this trend continues.”
Nov 17, 2016 In The News
The Olympian
President-elect Donald Trump can do better than Stephen Bannon as top strategist and adviser. Naming a man with ties to the “alt-right” or white-nationalist movement to a high position in the White House next year is an insult to Americans after an ugly, divisive election.The appointment doesn’t bring the nation any closer together, as Trump claims to want. In appointing Bannon, Trump has unwitting signaled those on the alternative-right fringe that their white-nationalist aspirations are in some way welcome at the highest echelons of power.
Nov 11, 2016 In The News
The Seattle Times
Not happy about the way things turned out on Election Day? Fearful that policies and programs addressing issues you care about may be undermined, unfunded or dismantled? Don’t give up; get involved. Here are a few things you can do that, while they will not turn back time, may make a difference in the next go-round. Or at least make you feel like you’re doing something positive.
Nov 9, 2016 In The News
The Hill
Voters in three states voted to legalize the use of marijuana for recreational purposes on Tuesday, and four more states voted to allow marijuana use for medicinal purposes, the largest mass liberalization of pot laws in the nation’s history. California, Nevada and Massachusetts join four other states — Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Colorado — to legalize marijuana for recreational use. A similar ballot measure in Maine is leading by just 4,000 votes, less than 1 percent of all votes cast, with most precincts reporting, though the Associated Press has not called that contest.
Nov 5, 2016 In The News
Politico
Voters are poised to give a sweeping endorsement of legalizing marijuana, with ballot measures in five states on the verge of passing on Election Day, potentially setting the stage for loosening federal controls on the drug. California -- home to 40 million people and the world’s sixth-largest economy -- is likely to relax its restrictions on pot for recreational use, according to the latest polls. And similar measures in Arizona, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada also have slight leads.
Nov 1, 2016 In The News
NBC News
With pot on the ballot in nine states, the big winner in next Tuesday's election could be America's legal cannabis industry. By 2020, legal market sales are expected to surpass $22 billion. And for states struggling with budget shortfalls, that extra revenue would be clearly welcome. Voters in five states — Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada — will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana for adults. Medical marijuana is on the ballot in Arkansas, Florida, Montana, and North Dakota.