Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington
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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.

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.

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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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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.