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Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington

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Jan 14, 2019 Press Release
For the seventh annual Valentines for Veterans Drive, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) is encouraging local students to design and decorate valentines to thank veterans and first responders in the South Sound community. Congressman Heck and his office will deliver the cards to veterans’ organizations and first responders on Valentine’s Day.
Dec 15, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) released the following statement after a federal judge in Texas v. United States struck down the Affordable Care Act, including its protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
Dec 11, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) introduced legislation to reverse a portion of the Republican tax scam that designated the moving expenses of federal employees working overseas as taxable income.

Oct 11, 2018 Press Release
Today, Representatives Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Denny Heck (D-WA), co-chairs of the Puget Sound Recovery Caucus, announced the introduction of H.R. 7041 the Preventing Pollution through Partnership (P3) Act, legislation that would help communities and businesses do their part to slow, filter and catch stormwater, the leading cause of pollution in Puget Sound.
Oct 2, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) introduced a bill to rename the Tumwater Post Office to honor Eva G. Hewitt, who served as Tumwater’s first female postmaster from 1915 until her retirement in 1942.
Aug 30, 2018 Press Release
Today the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines and Congressman Denny Heck (D-Wash.) celebrated the delivery of 22 competitive grant awards totaling $12,472,000 for the Affordable Housing Program in Washington state, the most ever awarded in a single year. The awards to 18 different housing partners range from $70,000 to $750,000 and will go towards providing housing for low-income families, seniors, persons with disabilities, homeless and at-risk youth in Washington.
Aug 13, 2018 Press Release

LAKEWOOD, WASH. – Today the Department of the Army announced the loss of Staff Sergeant Reymund R. Transfiguracion, a soldier supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan.

Rep. Denny Heck (D-Wash.) expressed his condolences and gratitude for Sergeant Transfiguracion’s service following the announcement:

Jul 26, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), a former Chair of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), and U.S. Representative Denny Heck (D-WA) introduced a resolution to recognize the 29th anniversary of the Tribal Canoe Journey of the Tribal Nations of the Pacific Northwest and to congratulate the Puyallup Tribe for hosting the 2018 Power Paddle to the Puyallup.
Jul 16, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3906, the Innovative Stormwater Infrastructure Act, to establish a stormwater infrastructure funding task force to study and provide recommendations on how to better address the impact of stormwater on waterways and communities throughout the country including Puget Sound, the nation’s largest estuary.

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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.