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Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington

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Mar 18, 2019 Press Release
Today the U.S. Department of Defense confirmed that four military projects in Washington state will potentially be cut so that their funding may be used to fund a border wall.
Mar 5, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, in honor of Women’s History Month, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) re-introduced a bill to designate the Tumwater Post Office to honor Eva G. Hewitt, who was Tumwater’s first female postmaster from 1915 until her retirement in 1942.

Feb 15, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—On February 14 Speaker Nancy Pelosi appointed Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) to the Joint Economic Committee.

Feb 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tuesday, the Senate voted 92-8 in favor of S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act, a sweeping public lands package that included a bill led by Representatives Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Denny Heck (D-WA) to establish a National Maritime Heritage Area in Washington state.

Feb 13, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today the House Financial Services’ Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions held the first-ever congressional hearing on the issue of cannabis banking. Today, 47 states plus the District of Columbia permit adult recreational, medical or limited-medical use of marijuana.

Feb 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C., February 11, 2019 – Following insensitive and anti-Semitic comments made by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar on Twitter, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) released the following statement:

Feb 8, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Due to predictions of heavy snow, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) is extending the deadline to participate in his seventh annual Valentines for Veterans and First Responders Drive.

Feb 5, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C., February 5, 2019 – On the day President Trump is expected to address Members of Congress in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) released the following statement:

Feb 4, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—After the recent release of the 2019 Report Card for Washington’s Infrastructure by the American Society of Civil Engineers, Representatives Denny Heck (D-WA) and Derek Kilmer (D-WA), co-chairs of the Puget Sound Recovery Caucus, released the following statement:

Jan 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C., January 25, 2019 – Following the news that the U.S. Department of Justice would charge former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone with witness tampering and obstruction of an official proceeding, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) released the following statement:

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Dec 27, 2018 In The News
Northwest Asian Weekly
With the Chinese American WWII Veteran Congressional Gold Medal Act now being signed into law, let freedom ring for all. This is a wonderful holiday gift to the Chinese American community. The president’s signature on this bill on Dec. 20 reaffirms this administration’s recognition of the contributions that people of color make in protecting our nation.
Dec 19, 2018 In The News
FEDweek
The measure, which would apply retroactively to the beginning of this year, would make civilian federal employees returning from overseas eligible for a tax exclusion like that applying to military personnel. It also would make newly hired and retiring employees eligible for the reimbursement.
Dec 2, 2018 In The News
American Banker
Legislation by Reps. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., and Denny Heck, D-Wash., would block federal regulators from issuing enforcement actions against financial institutions banking marijuana businesses in states where it is legal. Companion legislation has also been introduced in the Senate. That plan has also been backed by the Independent Community Bankers of America. There’s “a real opportunity” next term to move legislation offering a pot safe harbor for banks, Perlmutter recently told Politico.
Nov 28, 2018 In The News
The Wall Street Journal
Congress has often failed to guard its constitutional authority over foreign trade, and Duffy-Heck is a modest re-assertion. President Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin haven’t objected to Duffy-Heck, and Senate Republicans shouldn’t scuttle what could be one of this Congress’s better achievements.
Nov 27, 2018 In The News
POLITICO
"We now have, I think, close to a majority of the nation's population that lives in states where some form of access to marijuana is legal," Heck said. "The businesses that either grow it or process it or retail it are operating under this terrible cloud because banks and credit unions aren't quite sure what the federal regulators will do to them if they provide those services."
Nov 5, 2018 In The News
The Puyallup Herald
Sunday’s Veterans Day marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, and organizations across the nation will be honoring it in a special way. “There’s a national campaign to have bells in the community ring at 11 (a.m.),” Puyallup Historical Society president Andy Anderson said.
Oct 18, 2018 In The News
The Atlantic
Anyone expecting subpoenas to fly upon Democrats regaining control of the committee will be disappointed, Democratic members told me this week. “There will be some decision making regarding a more selective examination” of certain areas of the investigation, Democratic Representative Denny Heck of Washington told me. “But that’s a different thing from opening the whole investigation again.”
Oct 15, 2018 In The News
KING5
American Lake is in Rep. Denny Heck’s congressional district. The Democrat said he has heard the problems that have plagued the V.A. are getting better. “But not at the pace that’s necessary or appropriate,” said Heck, who said veterans most often complain about difficulty getting prescriptions filled.
Oct 15, 2018 In The News
POLITICO
Dozens of Republican and Democratic lawmakers are clamoring to join the House Intelligence Committee next year — for a chance to be part of a panel at the vanguard of the partisan brawl over Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Sep 23, 2018 In The News
Columbia Basin Herald
Members of the state’s congressional delegation are urging President Donald Trump to resolve the ongoing trade dispute with China and save embattled polysilicon producer REC.