Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington
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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.
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:

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Oct 18, 2016 In The News
Seattle PI
The Obama administration has given resources and a long-sought priority to cleaning up Puget Sound, putting Washington's inland sea and rivers on equal footing with Chesapeake Bay and the Great Lakes as a national water priority. It is creating a federal Puget Sound Task Force and releasing a Memorandum of Understanding directing federal agencies to get about restoration. The feds, the State of Washington and Puget Sound tribal governments are investing $248 million over five years to improve health of estuaries.
Oct 18, 2016 In The News
Associated Press
The Obama administration on Tuesday stepped up efforts to protect Puget Sound, including forming a new federal task force to identify priorities for restoring one of the nation's largest estuaries. The task force of federal agencies will work with tribal governments and others to come up with an action plan to better coordinate programs focused on Puget Sound.
Oct 7, 2016 In The News
The News Tribune
An estimated 32,000 veterans in Thurston County now have a local one-stop shop for crucial services that can raise their quality of life. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Friday to dedicate the new Lacey Veterans Services Hub at 4232 Sixth Ave. SE, Suite 202. The facility brings together multiple service providers in one location to serve veterans who need housing, medical appointments, employment and more.
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Sep 29, 2016 In The News
The Charlotte Observer
Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf faced another round of tough questioning on Capitol Hill Thursday, with some lawmakers asking why he still has a job or why he shouldn’t go to jail over a fake-accounts scandal. “When are you going to resign?” Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, asked in the fourth hour of the hearing before the House Financial Services Committee. “I personally don’t see how you survive,” added Rep. Denny Heck, D-Wash.
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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