Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington
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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:
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:

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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
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 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
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
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 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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