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Aug 17, 2020 Press Release

OLYMPIA – Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) released the following statement in response to today’s announcement that the Trump administration approved an oil leasing plan for the coastal plain of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR):

“Protecting our natural lands and combating the existential threat of climate change are practical and moral imperatives. Opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to development and fossil fuel production undermines both.

Jul 31, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) supported the passage of the Intelligence Authorization Act (IAA) for Fiscal Year 2021 from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and applauded the Committee’s renewed commitment to preparing for the national security threats posed by climate change.

Jul 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) applauded the House Appropriation Committee's release of 2021 funding levels for EPA's geographic programs, which fulfilled the request of Puget Sound's Congressional champions, led by Heck, to increase Puget Sound funding by $5 million. Heck thanked the signers of the Puget Sound letter and the members of the subcommittee for coming together to deliver this unexpected win.

Feb 5, 2020 Press Release

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Promoting United Government Efforts to Save Our Sound (PUGET SOS) Act, H.R. 2247, passed the House by voice vote, unopposed and with bipartisan support.

Sep 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Promoting United Government Efforts to Save Our Sound (PUGET SOS) Act, H.R. 2247, passed through the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee by voice vote.

Sep 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) and Senator Tom Udall (NM) introduced the Clean Water Through Green Infrastructure Act in both the House and the Senate.

Stormwater runoff is the greatest source of water pollution in the United States. When rainwater flows over parking lots, streets, and rooftops, it carries pollutants into waterways, threatening public health, reducing tourism revenue, increasing water treatment costs, and endangering wildlife.

Jun 11, 2019 In The News
The president may not think much of climate change, but his intelligence agencies sure do.
Feb 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tuesday, the Senate voted 92-8 in favor of S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act, a sweeping public lands package that included a bill led by Representatives Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Denny Heck (D-WA) to establish a National Maritime Heritage Area in Washington state.

Jul 16, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3906, the Innovative Stormwater Infrastructure Act, to establish a stormwater infrastructure funding task force to study and provide recommendations on how to better address the impact of stormwater on waterways and communities throughout the country including Puget Sound, the nation’s largest estuary.
Jun 21, 2018 In The News
Tomorrow, June 22, the Puget Sound Recovery Caucus, led by U.S. Representatives Denny Heck (WA-10) and Derek Kilmer (WA-06) will introduce a resolution before the United States Congress declaring June 2018 “National Orca Protection Month,” to honor the iconic endangered whales.