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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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Denny Heck, Congressman Derek Kilmer and Congressman Rick Larsen applauded the inclusion of pivotal rail passenger safety measures in H.R. 2, the Moving America Forward Act, and the bill’s passage from the House of Representatives by a 233 to 188 vote.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Denny Heck (WA-10), Jason Crow (CO-06), Andy Kim (NJ-03), and Derek Kilmer (WA-06) have introduced the Defense Communities Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020, H.R. 7290, in the House of Representatives. The bill will provide targeted aid to defense communities, towns across America that proudly host U.S. military installations.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the Ranking Member of the Senate transportation committee, and Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Representatives Denny Heck (D, WA-10), Adam Smith (D, WA-09), Derek Kilmer (D, WA-06), Pramila Jayapal (D, WA-07), and Kim Schrier, M.D., (D, WA-08) announced today that the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will receive $73.6 million in funding from the U.S.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, on the second anniversary of the Amtrak Cascades 501 derailment in DuPont, Washington, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) sent a letter to Amtrak President and CEO Richard Anderson opposing changes that would prevent future accident victims from suing Amtrak in court. Rep. Heck is joined on the letter by Rep. Stephen Lynch (MA-08) and Rep. Danny Davis (IL-07).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed by unanimous consent H.R. 1526, a bill to designate the Tumwater Post Office as the “Eva G. Hewitt Post Office.” The bill passed the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs earlier this month, after passing the U.S. House of Representatives by voice vote in July. The bill was introduced in the House by Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) and was successfully guided through the Senate by Washington Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray.