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Jul 16, 2014 Press Release

Congressman Denny Heck released the following statement about the possibility that the Department of Health and Human Services could choose to temporarily house immigrant children from Central America in a vacant facility on Joint Base Lewis-McChord:

Jul 15, 2014 Press Release
The Export-Import Bank is the nation’s official export credit agency and a tool that helps companies in Washington state and nationwide sell products overseas and create jobs. Unless Congress reauthorizes the Export-Import Bank’s charter by Sept. 30, the bank will be forced to stop its assistance to U.S. exporters -- threatening export deals for Columbia Machine and more than 180 other exporters in Washington state.
Jun 30, 2014 Press Release
Representatives Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Denny Heck (WA-10) joined local officials to announce a bill to create the first national heritage site on the West Coast. Their legislation would establish a National Maritime Heritage Area in Washington state – the only one in the country focused on maritime history. Following the announcement the group also toured the Foss Waterway Seaport.
Jun 24, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – To support the American economy and workforce, Representative Denny Heck, D-Wash., will introduce the Protect American Jobs and Exports Act of 2014, which calls for a seven-year reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States and an increase in the lending cap to $175 billion.

Jun 12, 2014 Press Release

Following the results of the Department of Veterans Affairs audit on June 9, Congressman Denny Heck, D-Wash., introduced legislation to stimulate the creation and implementation of fixes to the veterans’ health care system.

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May 30, 2014 Press Release

“Anyone who thinks a mere rotation of who sits in the chair as the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs is going to solve this problem is badly mistaken. The problems here are deeper, broader, more stubborn, and require more efforts. That’s what we have to commit ourselves to, and Congress has to provide the resources to meet the needs of veterans.

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May 29, 2014 Press Release

Language released today in the Fiscal Year 2015 Department of Defense Appropriations Act includes $139 million for the construction, renovation, repair, and expansion of elementary and secondary public schools on military installations, including nearly $40 million for Evergreen E

May 22, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Just days before the nation pays tribute to our men and women in uniform on Memorial Day, legislation authored by Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) and original cosponsor Congressman Denny Heck (D-WA) honoring America’s top fighter pilots will go the White House for the President’s signature. The measure, H.R.

May 19, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, a week before the nation pays tribute to our men and women in uniform on Memorial Day, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation authored by Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) and original cosponsor Congressman Denny Heck (D-WA) honoring America’s top fighter pilots. The measure, H.R.

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May 6, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Denny Heck (D-Wash.) announced this week that four organizations located in the 10th Congressional District of Washington received a total of $11.7 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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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.
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The Hill
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
MyNorthwest.com
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Dec 10, 2016 In The News
Seattle PI
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
Tri-City Herald
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
CNBC
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.