Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington
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Apr 27, 2015 Press Release

LACEY, Wash. – Below is a statement from Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) regarding the shooting incident at North Thurston High School:

Mar 26, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Below is a statement from Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) following the news of a bipartisan agreement in the House of Representatives on fixing the Medicare Payment Formula, extending the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as well as reauthorizing additional Medicare and health care programs that were set to expire on March 31, 2015:

Mar 17, 2015 Press Release

LACEY, Wash. – Rep. Denny Heck invites South Sound students interested in pursuing an education at a United States Service Academy to attend an information session with Service Academy representatives on Wednesday, April 1, and Tuesday, April 7.

Feb 13, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., FEBRUARY 13, 2015 – In an effort to save the Puget Sound from what is being termed “sea star wasting syndrome” as well as other major marine disease emergencies, Representative Denny Heck (WA-10) and the Puget Sound Recovery Caucus are introducing the Marine Disease Emergency Act for consideration by the 114th Congress.

Feb 5, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) has launched his third annual “Valentines for Veterans” Drive. Students from around the South Sound are encouraged to decorate cards thanking our local veterans for their service to the United States.

Feb 2, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Below is a statement from Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) following the release of the President’s budget for Fiscal Year 2016:

“The President’s budget proposal includes common-sense ideas that should be included in any final agreement negotiated within the legislative branch.

Jan 30, 2015 Press Release
Warning: IRS scam artists are at it again this tax season. Know that the IRS will never call you to demand immediate payment. If you receive a call from someone claiming to be an IRS official threatening to arrest you if you don’t pay owed taxes, hang up and call the Treasury Inspector General for Taxpayer Administration (TIGTA) at 800-366-4484. You can also file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov.
Jan 20, 2015 Press Release
Following President Obama’s State of the Union address to Congress, Representative Denny Heck of Washington’s 10th Congressional District released the following statement:
Dec 11, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Below is a statement from Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) following the vote on H.R. 83, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act for FY 2015, which passed yesterday by a vote of 219-216:

Dec 4, 2014 Press Release
To prevent a pending expiration of foreclosure protection for military homeowners, Representatives Stephen Fincher (TN-8) and Denny Heck (WA-10) today introduced the Stability for Servicemembers Act. Existing law currently protects servicemembers from foreclosure for one year after they leave active duty, but the law is set to expire at the end of this year.

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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.
Oct 29, 2016 In The News
The News Tribune
Job by job, Pierce County is growing. The Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County has released its 2016 major employers list. This year, 215 companies made the cut of those that hire 100 or more full-time-equivalent workers. In 2014, the last time the EDB compiled the information, 203 companies made the list.
Oct 26, 2016 In The News
The Puyallup Herald
The Puyallup Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2224 will pay special tribute to one of Puyallup’s most decorated — but largely forgotten — World War II veterans, 1st Lt. Victor Leonard Kandle, during a ceremony at 1 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Pavilion at Pioneer Park. Kandle was killed in battle in 1944 and awarded posthumously the Medal of Honor, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.
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Oct 21, 2016 In The News
The Puyallup Post
“Happy birthday, Pierce College!” These words echoed throughout the Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Health Education Center gym Oct. 8. The occasion was the college’s 50th anniversary homecoming celebration after Brian Benedetti, director of marketing and communication, told the audience to say this to capture the moment on camera. Homecoming served to celebrate the college’s 50 years and bring the past and present college community together, as well as others in the community.
Oct 19, 2016 In The News
KNKX
Efforts to restore and protect Puget Sound are getting a big boost from the Obama administration. Local advocates for that work have long argued that, as one of the nation’s largest and most iconic estuaries, Puget Sound is a national treasure and deserves protections on par with Chesapeake Bay and the Great Lakes. Now a federal task force has formed to prioritize the pressing need for salmon restoration in the Sound, due in large part to what officials say is a steadfast commitment to local tribes’ treaty fishing rights.
Oct 18, 2016 In The News
KING 5 News
Lawmakers gathered at The Nature Conservancy in downtown Seattle Tuesday to announce a major effort to restoring the health of Puget Sound. "Nobody here should underestimate how big a day this is. This is a big day," said Rep. Denny Heck, D-10th district. "Fifty years from now if they write the history of restoring the Puget Sound and rehabilitating it, they will point to this day and it will get its own chapter as a significant step forward."
Oct 18, 2016 In The News
KOMO News
Local political leaders are calling it “an historic agreement" to restore Puget Sound marine life. President Obama’s White House Council on Environmental Quality announced on Tuesday a new memorandum of understanding that directs several federal agencies to devote resources and money to salmon recovery and protecting tribal treaty rights.