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LACEY, Wash. – Below is a statement from Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) regarding the shooting incident at North Thurston High School:
United States Rep. Denny Heck made a special visit to the Lakewood Computer Clubhouse on March 13 to help celebrate the program’s new location in Lochburn Middle School. This free after-school program is operated in partnership with Pierce College, and aims to pair caring mentors with local youth ages 10-18.
During his visit, Rep. Heck spent time touring the facility and getting to know the program’s goals and its students.
In 2013, 10th Congressional District Congressman Denny Heck spearheaded a unique campaign.
His goal was to make sure local veterans were recognized and appreciated on Valentine’s Day.
Now in its third year, the program has really blossomed.
Heck thought that by bringing local students into the program it would be a wonderful opportunity for them to connect with the veterans, said Kati Rutherford, Heck’s communications director.
Turns out the veteran congressman was right.
Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) has launched his third annual “Valentines for Veterans” Drive. Students from around the South Sound are encouraged to decorate cards thanking our local veterans for their service to the United States. Congressman Heck and his office will then deliver the cards to the American Lake VA and other locations in the South Sound—including local chapters of The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)—on Valentine’s Day.
Two U.S. lawmakers from Washington state are pushing bills that would pay for the remodeling of the last of six outdated elementary schools at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
The Clover Park School District would get $40 million to renovate Evergreen Elementary School if either of the bills sponsored by Democrats Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Denny Heck make it through Congress.
Both bills have cleared hurdles in the House and Senate. The measures would set aside about $140 million for renovations at schools on military bases around the country.
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 Elementary located on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.