Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington
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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.
Jan 3, 2017 In The News
The decision by majority Republicans in the U.S. House to neuter the chamber’s ethics police was as dumb as a pile of rocks. The independent Office of Congressional Ethics was created under Democrats’ leadership a few years back after the influence scandals involving lobbyists and members of both parties.
Dec 27, 2016 In The News
If the year 2016 were a fish, a lot of people would throw it back in the water. Overlooked, unfortunately, are good deeds done during the year. Yes, there also good doers. Here is one scribe's list of the year's upside:
Dec 17, 2016 In The News
The marijuana industry could be described as the fastest growing industry within the United States. Though there are numerous industries that have 20%-30% compound annual growth potential throughout the remainder of the decade, few can claim to have what's expected to be nearly 24% annual compounded growth potential over the next 10 years, according to investment firm Cowen & Co.
Dec 12, 2016 In The News
A fierce battle over the remains of a Neolithic hunter is a step closer to resolution after Congress passed a water infrastructure measure last week. The skeleton, known as Kennewick Man, was uncovered on federal land that once belonged to the Umatilla tribe near the Columbia River in 1996. Native tribes in the Columbia Basin wanted the remains, which are nearly 9,000 years old, according to carbon dating tests, to be given a proper burial.