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Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington

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Jul 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday during debate to determine federal funding for energy and water programs, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted a proposal from Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) which provides the Army Corps of Engineers a $500,000 increase for their operations and maintenance budget in order to encourage an examination of the latest, most cost-effective technologies and techniques to reduce stormwater runoff. 

Jul 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Denny Heck (WA-10) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to expand sanctions against Russia for meddling in the 2016 election:

Jun 15, 2017 In The News
Adam Smith was named most valuable player. Maria Cantwell made history. Washington representatives have traditionally shown up in force for congressional baseball, said Gov. Jay Inslee. The shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise in Virginia casts a pall over the annual exercise.
May 2, 2017 In The News

President Trump, in an angry tweeting mood, said Tuesday that the United States needs "a good shutdown" of the federal government this fall to force a partisan battle to get his way over proposed spending levels.

Apr 12, 2017 In The News
U.S. Rep. Denny Heck held his first town hall of the year Tuesday to field questions from constituents about President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, the conflict in Syria, the domestic health care crisis and more.
Apr 8, 2017 In The News
Congressman Denny Heck is returning home to his South Sound district to conduct public meetings on two big topics: the federal budget and Russia’s connection to the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Jan 12, 2017 In The News
U.S. Rep. Denny Heck, D-Wash., has been assigned a seat on the House Intelligence Committee, just as President-elect Donald Trump is questioning findings by intelligence agencies and saying that he knows more than they do. Heck, beginning his third term, is an adult in the fractious House chamber. He played a lead role in the bipartisan effort to rescue the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which secures financing for sale of American products abroad. Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash., was another important player in saving "Ex-Im" from far-right colleagues.
Jan 10, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi selected Rep. Denny Heck (D-Wash.) to serve on the prestigious House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in the new Congress.

Rep. Heck released the following statement on the appointment:

“As we face a changing security environment, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, and new threats, especially in the fallout of Russian hacking, our intelligence community will continue to play an increasingly critical role in keeping our nation safe and our democracy strong.

Jan 10, 2017 In The News
U.S. Rep. Denny Heck, who represents Washington’s 10th District, including the Olympia area, has won a seat on the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, marking the first time since 2010 that a member of the state’s delegation has served on the panel. Formed in 1977, the panel has responsibility for overseeing the U.S. intelligence community.
Jan 4, 2017 In The News
The Export-Import Bank said Wednesday that it authorized just $5 billion in loan guarantees and credit insurance in its latest fiscal year, a 40-year low for the agency. It blamed the decline on Congress. The bank's latest report left one of the Senate architects of those actions unmoved. Sen. Richard C. Shelby, the outgoing chairman of the Senate Banking Committee who held up nominations to the Ex-Im Bank board, preventing it from doing large financing deals, noted that he wanted the bank abolished.