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Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington

Press Releases

Jan 14, 2020 Press Release
New legislation will advance affordability and fulfill the promise of the Housing Trust Fund

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Rep. Denny Heck (WA-10) introduced H.R. 5599, the Fulfilling the Promise of the Housing Trust Fund Act, in the U.S. House. Reps. Wm. Lacy Clay (MO-01), chair of the Housing, Community Development and Insurance Subcommittee; Earl Blumenauer (OR-03); and Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) joined as original cosponsors of the bill.

Jan 3, 2020 Press Release

OLYMPIA, WA – Today, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) released the following statement about the killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani by a U.S. airstrike in Iraq:

Dec 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) voted in support of H.R. 5430, legislation to implement the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The new agreement includes significant improvements on labor, the environment, access to prescription drugs, and enforcement. The bill passed by a vote of 385 to 41.

Dec 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) released the following statement on his decision to support both articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

Dec 18, 2019 Press Release
Changes to Amtrak’s contract of carriage would deprive passengers of their day in court

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, on the second anniversary of the Amtrak Cascades 501 derailment in DuPont, Washington, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) sent a letter to Amtrak President and CEO Richard Anderson opposing changes that would prevent future accident victims from suing Amtrak in court. Rep. Heck is joined on the letter by Rep. Stephen Lynch (MA-08) and Rep. Danny Davis (IL-07).

Dec 17, 2019 Press Release
Approved appropriations include multiple priorities for Washington’s 10th District

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Denny Heck (WA-10) voted in support of the two legislative packages that together make up the twelve funding bills for fiscal year 2020. Congressman Heck secured a number of vital provisions in both pieces of legislation that will create and protect U.S.

Dec 17, 2019 Press Release
Critical investment in defense communities will improve traffic congestion and assist emergency services

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congress took the final steps to create the Defense Community Infrastructure Program (DCIP), an effort begun by Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) in 2014. The program will provide grants to state and local governments to improve and expand infrastructure in communities to accommodate growing defense installations.

Dec 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Congress passed an end-of-year spending package, Congressman Denny Heck drew attention to a significant win for American workers contained deep within the appropriations bill.

Dec 13, 2019 Press Release
Legislation will name the Tumwater Post Office for Eva G. Hewitt, Tumwater’s first woman postmaster
Yesterday, Congressman Denny Heck’s (D-WA) bill naming the Tumwater Post Office to honor Eva G. Hewitt was signed into law. Hewitt served as Tumwater’s first woman postmaster from 1915 until her retirement in 1942.