Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington
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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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May 30, 2014 Press Release

“Anyone who thinks a mere rotation of who sits in the chair as the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs is going to solve this problem is badly mistaken. The problems here are deeper, broader, more stubborn, and require more efforts. That’s what we have to commit ourselves to, and Congress has to provide the resources to meet the needs of veterans.

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May 29, 2014 Press Release

Language released today in the Fiscal Year 2015 Department of Defense Appropriations Act includes $139 million for the construction, renovation, repair, and expansion of elementary and secondary public schools on military installations, including nearly $40 million for Evergreen El

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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.
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.