Jun 7, 2013 Press Release
Joint Base Lewis-McChord was awarded $3.5 million today by the Department of Defense’s Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration Program.
Jun 4, 2013 Press Release
The Clover Park School District was awarded a $91 million grant today to improve Greenwood, Clarkmoor and Beachwood Elementary Schools on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Reflecting their commitment to preserving the health and beauty of the Puget Sound, Representatives Denny Heck and Derek Kilmer have co-founded the Congressional Puget Sound Recovery Caucus.
Apr 10, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Denny Heck declared his support today for the ‘Make It In America’ plan, a package of bills aimed at creating good jobs by boosting high-tech American manufacturing.
Mar 25, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Denny Heck is meeting with local small business owners over the next two weeks as part of his “Congress At Your Company” tour.
Mar 22, 2013 Press Release
The Federal Aviation Administration informed my office this afternoon that the control towers at Olympia Regional Airport and Tacoma Narrows Airport are set to close later this spring.
Mar 1, 2013 Press Release
Today is the day that was never supposed to happen. Congress has failed to do its job and pass a balanced, long-term approach to deficit reduction. As a result, forced cuts to federal departments and agencies will go into effect by midnight tonight. If left in place, these sudden and sharp cuts will slow private sector economic growth for the remainder of 2013 and beyond.
Feb 20, 2013 Press Release
On Thursday, February 21, Congressman Denny Heck will visit the first two stops on his Replace the Sequester Tour. The tour is aimed at highlighting the impact of the March 1st federal budget cuts on Joint Base Lewis-McChord and the South Puget Sound economy.
Feb 11, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) introduced the Servicemembers Opportunity Act today. The legislation ensures all servicemembers can utilize the financial protections they’ve earned under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act of 2003.
Feb 6, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Denny Heck has launched his first annual Valentines for Veterans Drive.
Jan 4, 2017 In The News
CQ Roll Call
The Export-Import Bank said Wednesday that it authorized just $5 billion in loan guarantees and credit insurance in its latest fiscal year, a 40-year low for the agency. It blamed the decline on Congress. The bank's latest report left one of the Senate architects of those actions unmoved. Sen. Richard C. Shelby, the outgoing chairman of the Senate Banking Committee who held up nominations to the Ex-Im Bank board, preventing it from doing large financing deals, noted that he wanted the bank abolished.
Jan 3, 2017 In The News
The decision by majority Republicans in the U.S. House to neuter the chamber’s ethics police was as dumb as a pile of rocks. The independent Office of Congressional Ethics was created under Democrats’ leadership a few years back after the influence scandals involving lobbyists and members of both parties.
Dec 27, 2016 In The News
If the year 2016 were a fish, a lot of people would throw it back in the water. Overlooked, unfortunately, are good deeds done during the year. Yes, there also good doers. Here is one scribe's list of the year's upside:
Dec 17, 2016 In The News
The marijuana industry could be described as the fastest growing industry within the United States. Though there are numerous industries that have 20%-30% compound annual growth potential throughout the remainder of the decade, few can claim to have what's expected to be nearly 24% annual compounded growth potential over the next 10 years, according to investment firm Cowen & Co.
Dec 12, 2016 In The News
A fierce battle over the remains of a Neolithic hunter is a step closer to resolution after Congress passed a water infrastructure measure last week. The skeleton, known as Kennewick Man, was uncovered on federal land that once belonged to the Umatilla tribe near the Columbia River in 1996. Native tribes in the Columbia Basin wanted the remains, which are nearly 9,000 years old, according to carbon dating tests, to be given a proper burial.
Dec 12, 2016 In The News
Boeing is expected to lower production, and likely staffing levels, as demand for its 777 jets are lower than predicted. “It’s no surprise whatsoever,” said Scott Hamilton with Leeham Company, an aviation consulting firm based in Issaquah. “This has been long predicted by Wall Street analysts and myself,” he said.
Dec 10, 2016 In The News
Congress has approved a process that will send 8,400-year-old remains known as the Ancient One or Kennewick Man home to the Columbia Basin where area tribes and descendants will provide burial at an undisclosed location. A provision in a federal water bill, sent to President Obama for his signature, ends a 20-year fight over the remains.
Dec 5, 2016 In The News
Legislation that would return the 8,400-year-old bones of Kennewick Man to Columbia Basin tribes could become law in the coming weeks. The legislation proposed by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., in August 2015 made it over an important hurdle on Monday. The legislation was added to the Water Resources Development Act in April, improving its chances of passing. But the act needed to make it out of a conference committee — in which House and Senate officials reconcile differences in the House and Senate versions of the bill and agree on what would remain in the bill — by the end of the session.
Dec 1, 2016 In The News
As President-elect Donald Trump touts a deal to save Carrier factory work Thursday, a bill passed by the GOP-led House could undermine his campaign promise to create new American jobs. The Republican-controlled House voted 243-174 last month to effectively block the Treasury secretary from authorizing the sale of about 80 Boeing commercial jetliners to Iran Air, the state-owned airline.
Nov 23, 2016 In The News
JBLM Northwest Guardian
There was a distinct buzz around the new Joint Base Lewis-McChord Wastewater Treatment Plant as high ranking military and elected officials celebrated the completion of the $91 million center at a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday. The ceremony served as a chance to thank and praise the work of everyone involved in getting the plant built. It was a group effort by various organizations, including JBLM leadership, state and local governments and CDM Smith, the construction company that built the center.