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Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington

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Feb 7, 2018 In The News
Last year, retail sales of whiskey reached $3.4 billion. By comparison, total marijuana sales across the U.S. hit nearly $9 billion in 2017 with estimates projecting sales will continue to rise to $11 billion in 2018 and $21 billion in 2021. Like whiskey, the marijuana industry in the U.S. is a multi-billion dollar industry, employs hundreds of thousands of people, and provides a significant revenue stream for communities across the country.
Feb 6, 2018 In The News
The Trump administration's top fiscal official appeared to voice support for letting marijuana businesses store their profits in banks.
Jan 25, 2018 In The News
Lawmakers, including many from Oregon and Washington, are sending a message to the White House in defense of the legal marijuana industry.
Jan 11, 2018 In The News
When the U.S. Justice Department said last week it was reversing policy on the $7 billion marijuana business, it failed to first notify federal officials who advise banks in states where the drug is legal, sources in Congress said.
Dec 17, 2017 In The News
The federal government should find funding to maintain and upgrade the Ballard Locks and ensure passage to the Lake Washington Ship Canal remains safe and reliable.
Dec 15, 2017 In The News
House members on Thursday began digging into the details of a bill to reform the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States by increasing scrutiny of business deals that transfer valuable technology to countries like China that may pose a national security threat.
Dec 6, 2017 In The News
The Washington State Transit Association has announced the formation of the Bipartisan Congressional Bus Caucus to be Co-Chaired by Congressmen Rick Larsen from Washington’s 2nd Congressional District in Northwest Washington and Congressman David Young, (R-IA).
Nov 21, 2017 In The News
Tax cuts were the topic of discussion when UW President Ana Mari Cauce met with Washington representatives Denny Heck (D-10th) and Dave Reichert (R-8th) on Nov. 14. The same day, Cauce posted a breakdown of the potential ramifications for the UW and other schools, starting with the bill that would pass the House two days later.
Sep 6, 2017 In The News

A federal legislative committee could soon determine the fate of several proposals to protect existing and future state marijuana laws, businesses and research.

On Wednesday, The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Rules continued hearing testimony and considering amendments to the Department of the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act 2018 (H.R. 3354), a spending bill set to go before Congress later this month.

Sep 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Denny Heck (WA-10) released the following statement after the Trump Administration decided to eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: