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Aug 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10), Congressman Lee Zeldin (NY-01), and Congressman Charlie Crist (FL-13) led a letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) urging them to reconsider a recent fee increase on homeowners.

Jul 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2, the Moving America Forward Act. The Moving America Forward Act is a $1.5 trillion transformational infrastructure bill to provide jobs and modernize America’s transportation, education, housing, energy and broadband infrastructure. Multiple provisions introduced by Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) were included in the package.

Jun 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 7301, the Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act of 2020. The bill contains emergency rental assistance legislation first introduced by Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) in March as H.R. 6314, the Emergency Rental Assistance Act of 2020.

Jun 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) joined Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) in leading a bipartisan letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome H. Powell, urging them to take steps to protect the commercial real estate (CRE) market, especially businesses with Commercial Mortgage-Backed Security (CMBS) debt, and the hundreds of thousands of Americans they employ.

May 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act. The HEROES Act is a stimulus package to protect Americans from the economic impacts of the global coronavirus crisis. Multiple provisions put forth by Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) were included in the package.

May 12, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the next coronavirus relief package, H.R. 6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill included Congressman Denny Heck’s (D-WA) legislation to provide $100 billion in emergency rental assistance, introduced by Heck in March.

May 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Denny Heck (WA-10) introduced the Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act of 2020 in the U.S. House. This legislation would allow Americans to access short-term rental assistance to withstand the COVID-19 crisis. This bill is supported by 133 House cosponsors including Representative Maxine Waters, Chair of the House Financial Services Committee. This legislation was also introduced in the Senate by Senator Sherrod Brown, Ranking Member of the Senate Banking Committee.

Apr 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) sent a letter to the federal financial housing agencies asking them to take steps to stabilize and simplify the mortgage market during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Mar 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Denny Heck (WA-10) introduced H.R. 6314, the Emergency Rental Assistance Act of 2020, in the U.S. House. This legislation would increase short-term rental assistance for most Americans by significantly expanding the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program. 

Mar 2, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the bipartisan Yes In My Backyard (YIMBY) Act, H.R. 4351, passed the House without opposition by voice vote. 

The United States is suffering from a severe housing crisis, with a shortage of seven to ten million housing units. This shortage is stressing our nation’s housing ecosystem and driving up the cost of shelter for all Americans. From homeowners to renters, market-rate to affordable homes, and urban to suburban areas, no corner of our nation has managed to avoid the economic impacts of our nationwide housing crisis.