Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington
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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

May 22, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Just days before the nation pays tribute to our men and women in uniform on Memorial Day, legislation authored by Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) and original cosponsor Congressman Denny Heck (D-WA) honoring America’s top fighter pilots will go the White House for the President’s signature. The measure, H.R.

May 19, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, a week before the nation pays tribute to our men and women in uniform on Memorial Day, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation authored by Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) and original cosponsor Congressman Denny Heck (D-WA) honoring America’s top fighter pilots. The measure, H.R.

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May 6, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Denny Heck (D-Wash.) announced this week that four organizations located in the 10th Congressional District of Washington received a total of $11.7 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service.

May 5, 2014 Press Release

“Billy Frank, Jr., was a civil rights leader of historic significance. For generations, folks will continue to write about him and talk about the good he did, not just for tribes, but for all of the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest. 

Apr 30, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives voted 416-1 to pass H.R. 4486, the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2015. Language originally offered by Rep. Denny Heck (WA-10) was included in the report accompanying the bill.

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Apr 23, 2014 Press Release

To create the best conditions for Washington businesses to make their products and create jobs in the South Sound, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) announces the “Make it in Washington” tour to focus on protecting the local manufacturing industry.

Apr 21, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This year’s Earth Day brought a new ally to Puget Sound, as U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee, announced that he will become an official member of the Congressional Puget Sound Recovery Caucus. Rep.

Apr 16, 2014 Press Release

The office of Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) is looking for the 10th District’s most promising young artists to submit entries for the U.S. House of Representatives’ annual Congressional Art Competition. The winning entry from a member of the 10th District will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

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Jul 19, 2016 In The News
King 5 News at 6:30

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Jul 19, 2016 In The News
KOMO News
A national wildlife refuge near Olympia has been renamed in honor of Native American civil rights leader Billy Frank Jr. U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewel, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, U.S. Rep. Denny Heck and Nisqually Tribal Council chairman Farron McCloud are among those attending Tuesday's celebration at the renamed Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.
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Jul 19, 2016 In The News
Seattle PI
At any gathering where Billy Frank Jr. was present, you'd see a circle of attendees leaning in to better hear words from a native civil rights leader once arrested 59 times for "illegal" fishing near his home on the Nisqually River. U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell was at a 2014 symposium in Suquamish two weeks before Frank "moved on." She remembered Tuesday the "warmth, enthusiasm and four-letter words" as well as "that Billy bear hug."
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Jul 19, 2016 In The News
The Olympian
Hundreds of people — including tribal, local, state and federal leaders — gathered Tuesday to celebrate the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge’s official name change to the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Willie Frank said it was a fitting honor for his dad, who founded the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission and served as its chairman for more than 30 years, until his death in 2014.
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Jul 11, 2016 In The News
Indian Country Today
The threads of history, culture and ancestry form a timeless and unbreakable weave in Native American life. The elders who came before us are as relevant today as they were thousands of years ago. Their wisdom, knowledge and beliefs guide and center us, forming the fabric upon which we live our modern lives.
Jun 28, 2016 In The News
The Seattle Times
Just four years after Washington and Colorado led in legalizing recreational uses of marijuana, the pot train has left the station. Twenty-five states and the District of Columbia allow legal marijuana access in some form, with legislatures in Ohio and Pennsylvania approving medical marijuana in 2016. Full legalization measures are polling well in California and Nevada. Nationwide, a majority of Americans now support tossing out the drug-war ban on cannabis.
Jun 26, 2016 In The News
Politico

Don’t break out the bong just yet, but Congress is quietly chipping away at the federal ban on marijuana. It’s not happening with a sweeping national law, but through modest provisions slipped into spending bills in recent weeks.

Jun 23, 2016 In The News
The New York Times
There were moments during the three-hour hearing when the Kabuki-type theater briefly abated and Ms. Yellen was asked to address the economic questions that many ordinary Americans are wrestling with, too. Representative Denny Heck, a Washington Democrat, noted that the government’s best-known yardstick for unemployment stands at a healthy 4.7 percent. But he pointed out that a broader measure of joblessness, which includes part-time workers who can’t find full-time work, is still more than twice as high, an unusually large gap by historical standards that underscores the paucity of gains in the current recovery for many workers.
Jun 23, 2016 In The News
KING 5
All eight Democrats in Washington state's congressional delegation were among dozens of House and Senate Democrats who staged a sit-in on the House floor on Wednesday to demand a vote on gun control legislation. The lawmakers sat on the floor and refused to allow Republicans to take back control. They took turns talking about gun violence, said they wouldn't leave until House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., allowed a vote on measures to curb it, and chanted over and over "No bill, no break!"
Jun 22, 2016 In The News
KIRO 7 News

Western Washington Democrats on Wednesday joined an unprecedented sit-in protest to force the Republican majority to allow a vote on gun control legislation. 

It comes in the wake of the Orlando massacre in which 49 people were killed at a nightclub.