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Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington

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Dec 1, 2017 In The News
A bill to extend one of the NSA’s most powerful surveillance tools, and further peel back American civil liberties, was approved today by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in a strict party line vote (12-8), with Republican members voting in the majority.
Nov 27, 2017 In The News
A lawyer for former national security adviser Michael Flynn reportedly met with special counsel Robert Mueller's team on Monday, days after a report that Flynn’s lawyers were no longer sharing information with lawyers for President Donald Trump.
Nov 19, 2017 In The News
The defense spending levels the U.S. House approved last week for 2018 include $31 million to start construction of a new Washington Army National Guard readiness center in Tumwater.
Nov 18, 2017 In The News
Appearing on MSNBC with Alex Witt, a lawmaker who has been deeply involved in the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian influence with White House officials bluntly “went on the record” and declared, “People are going to jail.”
Nov 13, 2017 In The News
The city of Puyallup will host a public memorial service on Sunday (Nov. 19) to honor Army Staff Sgt. Bryan Black, who died in an ambush in Niger last month.
Nov 3, 2017 In The News
A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives will introduce bills as soon as Monday to toughen U.S. foreign investment rules amid growing concern about Chinese deals, according to a source familiar with the legislation.
Oct 30, 2017 In The News
Outside of Neill Public Library and across the state, flags flew half-staff in remembrance of a Puyallup Green Beret, who died earlier this month in an ambush that killed him and three other soldiers in Niger.
Oct 29, 2017 In The News

A soldier assigned to a Joint Base Lewis-McChord battalion died Oct. 27 in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Sunday.

Chief Warrant Officer Jacob M. Sims, 36, died from injuries sustained in a helicopter crash in the Logar Province of Afghanistan. Sims was 36, from Juneau Alaska and serving in the 4th Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment based at JBLM.

The incident is under investigation according to a statement released Sunday morning by the Department of Defense.

Oct 23, 2017 In The News
Unfortunately, as with most things associated with President Trump, what should have been a simple act of condolence from a commander in chief to a bereaved family member quickly devolved into a he said/she said Twitter war.
Oct 6, 2017 In The News
Staff Sgt. Bryan Black of Puyallup was one of three U.S. soldiers killed in Niger.