In The News
Sep 8, 2017 In The News
The Chinook Observer
More than half of the Atlantic salmon raised in a Cooke Aquaculture net pen in the San Juan Islands escaped before the company could recover them from the damaged pen. Some 145,851 of the fish were removed from the damaged pen by Cooke, including 5,166 fish that had been harvested prior to the incident. However, about 305,000 salmon occupied the pen at its collapse Aug. 19, and since then about 159,149 of the fish have been released into Puget Sound.
Sep 6, 2017 In The News
A federal legislative committee could soon determine the fate of several proposals to protect existing and future state marijuana laws, businesses and research.
Sep 6, 2017 In The News
The Seattle Met
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the decision we all anticipated on Tuesday, that the federal administration will be rescinding DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that allows immigrants who entered the country illegally as minors deferred deportation and work permits. Here are some of the responses from Seattle’s officials, political candidates, and Seattle-based companies. There are an estimated 800,000 DREAMers nationwide, more than 17,000 in Washington state.
Sep 5, 2017 In The News
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Donald Trump has managed to bring Washington's congressional delegation together in defense of young immigrants pursuing the American dream. Calls for legislation to protect America's "Dreamers," those brought illegally to the U.S. when they were very young, crossed party lines in Washington's congressional delegation and included President Trump's closest delegation ally.
Sep 2, 2017 In The News
Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) with Representatives Perlmutter (CO-07), Lee (CA-13), and Titus (NV-01) have submitted two amendments to the financial services division to be included in the House appropriations bill. Both of these amendments focus on banking services for legal marijuana-related businesses and would be a temporary fix until the current legislation, the SAFE Banking Act, is passed into law.
Aug 30, 2017 In The News
U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Patty Murray (D-WA), joined by Reps. Adam Smith (WA-09), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Rick Larsen (WA-02), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Denny Heck (WA-10), and Suzan DelBene (WA-01), wrote an urgent letter to the heads of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to press the two agencies to take quick and decisive action to address the impacts of hundreds of thousands of escaped farmed Atlantic salmon in Washington state waters.
Aug 29, 2017 In The News
Federal lawsuits in Seattle and Maryland are challenging as unconstitutional President Trump's unilateral ban on accepting transgender Americans as new recruits to the U.S. armed forces.
Aug 27, 2017 In The News
Puyallup-Sumner Chamber of Commerce
Congressman Denny Heck toured Sumner aerospace company, Composite Solutions, last week to learn more about their business success and potential needs. During the tour he learned that they are continuing to grow and are always looking to hire new employees to keep up with their growth.
Aug 24, 2017 In The News
JBLM Northwest Guardian
There was singing, dancing, speeches and a variety of activities as hundreds of community members, local dignitaries and service members gathered on Lewis Main to celebrate Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s 100th birthday of Camp Lewis Aug. 18. A century ago, Camp Lewis opened, and officers and recruits arrived for training before being deployed to France for service during World War I in 1917.
Aug 23, 2017 In The News
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, touring to tout a "pro-growth tax reform plan," will visit Boeing's Everett assembly plant on Thursday morning and hold a town hall meeting with employees of the aerospace giant.