Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington
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Aug 26, 2014 Press Release
The following is a statement from Rep. Denny Heck (WA-10) regarding the President’s announcement of new private sector commitments to enforce protections in the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act of 2003, which caps interest rates at 6 percent for obligations servicemembers entered into before beginning their service:
Aug 13, 2014 Press Release

Tacoma, WA – Today, the co-founders of the Puget Sound Recovery Caucus, Representatives Derek Kilmer (WA-6) and Denny Heck (WA-10) hosted Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy in Tacoma to detail the importance of restoration efforts for the Puget Sound.

Jul 29, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today Congressman Denny Heck, D-Wash., applauded the vote by the U.S. Senate to confirm Robert McDonald as secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the bipartisan agreement reached for final passage of the Veterans Access to Care Act.

Jul 18, 2014 Press Release
Congressman Denny Heck, D-Wash., joined the Democracy for All Amendment to reverse highly controversial Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United v. FEC and McCutcheon v. FEC, which have given corporations and the wealthiest donors the right to buy unlimited influence in elections.
Jul 16, 2014 Press Release

Congressman Denny Heck released the following statement about the possibility that the Department of Health and Human Services could choose to temporarily house immigrant children from Central America in a vacant facility on Joint Base Lewis-McChord:

Jul 15, 2014 Press Release
The Export-Import Bank is the nation’s official export credit agency and a tool that helps companies in Washington state and nationwide sell products overseas and create jobs. Unless Congress reauthorizes the Export-Import Bank’s charter by Sept. 30, the bank will be forced to stop its assistance to U.S. exporters -- threatening export deals for Columbia Machine and more than 180 other exporters in Washington state.
Jun 30, 2014 Press Release
Representatives Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Denny Heck (WA-10) joined local officials to announce a bill to create the first national heritage site on the West Coast. Their legislation would establish a National Maritime Heritage Area in Washington state – the only one in the country focused on maritime history. Following the announcement the group also toured the Foss Waterway Seaport.
Jun 24, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – To support the American economy and workforce, Representative Denny Heck, D-Wash., will introduce the Protect American Jobs and Exports Act of 2014, which calls for a seven-year reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States and an increase in the lending cap to $175 billion.

Jun 12, 2014 Press Release

Following the results of the Department of Veterans Affairs audit on June 9, Congressman Denny Heck, D-Wash., introduced legislation to stimulate the creation and implementation of fixes to the veterans’ health care system.

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Aug 30, 2016 In The News
The Olympian
Congressman Denny Heck, D-Olympia, donned waders and rubber boots Tuesday afternoon to get a closer look at a statewide project that will help protect the health of Puget Sound. Launched in 2014 by the Department of Fish and Wildlife, the project targets the spawning habits of species called forage fish.
Aug 19, 2016 In The News
The News Tribune
Less than half of listings in the South Sound are affordable for homebuyers making the area’s median income of $60,000, according to new data from Zillow. For those income earners in the bottom third, only 19 percent of listings are affordable. That problem could be getting worse: The cheapest one-third of listings are also rapidly growing in price, further limiting lower-income buyers’ ability to purchase a home.
Aug 18, 2016 In The News
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Aug 17, 2016 In The News
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Aug 15, 2016 In The News
KING 5 News
The young and homeless in Tacoma come to McCormick Park during the day. "This is a place where we go to get rest," said 23-year-old Tomica White, who has been homeless since she was 11. For White, it is not a place she can stay at night.
Aug 15, 2016 In The News
The News Tribune
Congress and local governments in Western Washington should give more money to programs that combat youth homelessness, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro said Monday. Castro was part of a panel with Democratic U.S. Rep. Denny Heck of Olympia and others in Fife discussing how best to help young people experiencing homelessness in Pierce, King and Thurston counties.
Aug 12, 2016 In The News
Capital Press
Five U.S. senators and 16 U.S. House members from the Pacific Northwest sent Secretary of State John Kerry a letter Aug. 11 urging the State Department to begin negotiations with Canada to modernize the Columbia River Treaty. The State Department has stated it intended to start negotiations this year, but despite multiple letters from Congress urging it to do so and receiving regional recommendations almost three years ago, it has not, said Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., part of the bipartisan group that signed the letter.
Aug 10, 2016 In The News
The Olympian
As John Murphy worked to set up his marijuana producing and processing business, he ran into one major problem: banking. One bank’s employees wouldn’t talk to him about marijuana inside the building — only in the parking lot. One offered him a checking account, but only if he was willing to pay $600 a month.
Aug 9, 2016 In The News
KING 5
On a good day, Tacoma's Clear Choice Cannabis in Tacoma will sell marijuana to 2,000 customers. While Chief Operating Officer Kristina Green said that’s great for business, the fact customers can only pay in cash is concerning. “It’s scary,” said Green.
Aug 3, 2016 In The News
The Olympian

Last Saturday, thousands of people gathered on the Port of Olympia peninsula to witness the arrival of this year’s tribal canoe journey. About 100 canoes full of people who paddled from Alaska, British Columbia, the Washington coast and Puget Sound tribes were welcomed this year by the Nisqually Tribe.