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Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington

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May 24, 2018 In The News
From credit for retirement pay for Reserve troops' maternity leave to tracking burn-pit exposure, the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act could bring comprehensive changes to the military
May 24, 2018 In The News
A project that will capture Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s value to neighboring communities and Washington state was unveiled May 17 during a South Sound Military and Communities Partnership breakfast meeting at the Eagles Pride Golf Course and Conference Center.
May 21, 2018 In The News
You might expect Leo Chan to be pessimistic about the future of Ohio, a state in the American Midwest that has seen its former manufacturing might gutted by automation, foreign competition and the financial crisis. But Mr Chan, who moved to the state in 2000, says recently he's seen reason for optimism: a wave of investments by Chinese firms, which have purchased companies and opened factories and restaurants, helping to stem the region's employment and population declines.
May 17, 2018 In The News
House Democrats are urging President Trump to reconsider his decision to scrap a top cyber policy adviser role following the administration's decision to eliminate the position aimed at coordinating the government's approach to cybersecurity policy across federal agencies.
May 13, 2018 In The News
Over the past several years, cybsersecurity has become a growing concern for both the federal government and private corporations. Thus far, it has been largely a game of catch up, as security firms scramble to try to patch the holes discovered by hackers probing weaknesses in the system. As more and more of American life begins to move onto cloud servers and to store data on external databases, the need for data security has become more and more pronounced. In a paper last week, Paul Rosenzweig, a senior fellow at the R Street Institute, proposed a new model of cybersecurity oversight based on the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
May 2, 2018 In The News
Located on Byrd Street on Seminary Hill in Centralia sits a Washington National Guard Armory. The 133 ft. long by 99 ft. wide building shows its age, not because of the condition of the building, but the artwork on the building.
Apr 17, 2018 In The News
U.S. lawmakers are moving to dramatically widen government oversight of foreign investments with an eye toward keeping advanced technology out of China's hands.
Apr 16, 2018 In The News
As the debate over tariffs on Chinese products and a potential trade war intensifies, there’s another battle emerging. It concerns a multi-governmental agency called CFIUS - the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. CFIUS reviews foreign purchases of American companies to make sure they don’t jeopardize national security.
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 26, 2018 In The News
The White House announced its decision to close the consulate by April 2, due to its proximity to a submarine base and Boeing. Very few details were shared beyond that.