Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington
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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.
Dec 2, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Representative Denny Heck (WA-10) released the following statement regarding the anticipated vote Wednesday, December 3, on the short-term tax extenders package, which includes the extension of deductions for state and local general sales taxes (H.R.

Sep 30, 2014 Press Release
Following news of the merger agreement between the Seattle Federal Home Loan Bank and the Des Moines Federal Home Loan Bank, Members of Congress from Washington called on FHFA Director Mel Watt to ensure the final agreement includes an equitable distribution of affordable housing funding in the region, preserves local access to services, and provides continued representation in leadership from the Pacific Northwest.
Sep 29, 2014 Press Release
Today U.S. Department of Labor announced that Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood will receive a competitive grant of $2,499,973 for its Connecting Competencies to Employers (C2E) program. The grant devotes resources to create a core mechatronics technician path designed for advanced manufacturing and industrial technology careers. This path allows students to pursue positions in high demand with companies in the South Sound area.
Sep 23, 2014 Press Release
Today, Representatives Denny Heck and Derek Kilmer announced that the Mason Transit Authority’s Transit-Community Center was selected to receive a U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration competitive grant of $1,474,999.
Sep 18, 2014 Press Release

To address the sea star wasting syndrome and other major marine disease emergencies, this week Representative Denny Heck (WA-10) and the Puget Sound Recovery Caucus introduced the Marine Disease Emergency Act.

Sep 18, 2014 Press Release
Three months after Representative Denny Heck introduced the Protect American Jobs and Exports Act of 2014 to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank for 7 years and increase the lending cap to $175 billion, Heck and Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray expressed their extreme disapproval with the 9-month extension and their continued resolve to provide a long-term solution.
Sep 18, 2014 Press Release
Reps. Jared Huffman (D-California) and Denny Heck (D-Washington) last night introduced a bill to help homeowners make investments in their homes and save money on electricity costs. The new bill, the Home Improvement Modernization Act (H.R. 5506), would improve and modernize the Title I Home and Property Improvement Loan Program, one of America’s oldest tools for assisting homeowners to remodel and upgrade their homes, and spur homeowners to invest in efficiency upgrades, photovoltaic panels, house weatherization, and new HVAC systems.
Sep 18, 2014 Press Release
Information for Americans affected by Hurricane Odile in Mexico.

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Sep 29, 2016 In The News
NW News Network
The passage of a congressional bill that authorizes drinking and wastewater projects nationwide has Northwest tribes celebrating. An amendment to the bill means the 9,000-year-old human remains discovered near Kennewick, Washington, 20 years ago will be returned for final burial. Twenty members of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation volunteered DNA samples to prove a genetic linkage between Kennewick Man and Native Americans. Tribal Chairman Michael Marchand was one of them.
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Sep 29, 2016 In The News
The Hill
Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf is "in denial" about the damage done to his bank by the scandal over fake accounts, according to Democratic Rep. Denny Heck (D-Wash.). “[The] CEO and chairman of the board is in denial about the severity, magnitude of this issue," Heck said in an interview with The Hill's Molly K. Hooper shortly after questioning Stumpf during a four-hour hearing of the House Financial Services Committee.
Sep 28, 2016 In The News
The Seattle Times
Maybe you’ve never heard of kratom — a plant from Southeast Asia with large, green leaves that are dried, powdered and taken as a drug with mild, opioid-like effects. Kratom has been used in Asia for generations — usually chewed or brewed into a tea — as a tonic, painkiller and an aid for people weaning themselves off opium.
Sep 28, 2016 In The News
The Seattle Times
Although Congress voted Wednesday to override President Obama’s veto of legislation that allows relatives of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for their deaths, it’s unclear how soon they can expect to make their case in court.
Sep 28, 2016 In The News
Seattle PI
The 9,000-year-old bones known as "Kennewick Man" or "the Ancient One" will be returned to Columbia River tribes for burial under terms of an amendment passed Wednesday by the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation is a conference-committee meeting away from going to President Obama for his signature. It must be reconciled with similar legislation, sponsored by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., passed in the Senate.
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Sep 28, 2016 In The News
Tribal Tribune
The Chairman of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation praised today’s vote in the US House of Representatives to return “The Ancient One” to his homeland on the Columbia Plateau for a proper and traditional burial.
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Sep 22, 2016 In The News
The Olympian
The latest quarterly revenue forecast for state government had good news for state budget writers and legislators next year. Collections of revenue since June have exceeded expectations by $336 million for the budget cycle ending in June 2017. Another $125 million or more is expected above the previous forecast for the 2017-19 biennium. That brings the total of newly expected funds to the neighborhood of a half-billion dollars for both budget periods. Taxes from real estate sales are a part of the increase. All that is good, and better than the opposite — a decrease.
Sep 21, 2016 In The News
Indian Country Today
The return of the Ancient One to his home is nearer. Federal legislation first introduced in 2015 ordering the repatriation of the Ancient One, or Kennewick Man, was approved on September 15 by the U.S. Senate as part of another bill. The legislation now moves to the U.S. House of Representatives. If approved, SB 2848 will require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to “transfer the human remains known as Kennewick Man or the Ancient One to the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation,” on the condition that Washington state repatriate the remains to the Ancient One’s relatives: the Colville Tribes, Nez Perce Tribe, Umatilla Tribes, Yakama Nation, and Wanapum Tribe.
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Sep 9, 2016 In The News
The Olympian
The Southern Resident orcas are starving. And that’s not all. Lack of prey combined with toxic chemicals in the Puget Sound are a one-two punch for our beloved marine neighbors. Orcas expend precious energy reserves searching for fewer fish and must cope with vessel noise and harassment from boats that are too close. Their energy reserves, in the form of fatty blubber, contain man-made toxic chemicals from eating contaminated salmon.
Sep 1, 2016 In The News
The Centralia Chronicle
Tucked away on the fringes of an active cow field and the edge of a timber forest in southwest Olympia is a classroom. There are no walls, no Pledge of Allegiance and no detention hall, but there is plenty to learn. On Tuesday, Port Blakely gathered its primetime players together in that sylvan nook in order to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its unique environmental education program.