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Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington

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May 24, 2018 In The News
Imagine having the technology to prevent decades of airline or automobile catastrophes but not implementing it. It’s unthinkable, and yet, since 1969, the National Transportation Safety Board has investigated 148 railway accidents and determined that Positive Train Control, a system that slows or stops a train using automated brakes, could have prevented all of them.
May 24, 2018 In The News
Puyallup’s annual Memorial Day program will feature guest speakers, U.S. Rep. Denny Heck and Sen. Hans Zeiger, R-Puyallup.
May 10, 2018 In The News
The City of Yelm will host a free 5K run, walk, bike on the Friday before Memorial Day to remember service members who have lost their lives in the line of duty. This will be the city’s first Memorial Day event.
Apr 27, 2018 In The News
Native American tribes have been free to own and operate breweries and wineries since the 1950s, but they are still prohibited from operating distilleries on tribal land under a 184-year-old law. That would change under a bill co-sponsored by Southwest Washington Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, who is proposing to repeal a 19th-century prohibition on tribal distilleries.
Apr 20, 2018 In The News
The Rail Passengers Association (RPA) recognized Jim Hamre's life and memory by posthumously awarding him the Association's Golden Spike Award at the Association’s Congressional Reception. Hamre was a strong advocate for passenger rail in the Pacific Northwest as a member of RPA and vice president of All Aboard Washington.
Apr 17, 2018 In The News
President Trump, doing a backroom political deal, has promised that states can enact their own marijuana laws and regulations, and that there will be no Justice Department crackdown on states where recreational pot is legal.
Apr 5, 2018 In The News
Three pot stores were broken into within the last week in the Puget Sound area -- the latest, happened Thursday morning in Tacoma.
Mar 29, 2018 In The News
Nearly 100 parents and youth learned how to apply for a congressional nomination to a military academy, as they packed the City Hall Council Chambers in Lacey Monday night for the first of two annual U.S. Service Academy Information Nights.
Mar 23, 2018 In The News
U.S. Rep. Denny Heck, D-Washington, along with several other members of the Washington state Congressional Delegation introduced a bipartisan bill this week that would repeal a 19th century prohibition of distilleries on tribal land, allowing for increased economic development through strengthened tribal sovereignty.
Mar 23, 2018 In The News
U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., along with nine of her Congressional colleagues sent a letter to the U.S Senate Appropriations Committee advocating for funding to combat the opioid crisis in Indian Country.