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Mar 23, 2020 Press Release
“It’s time to act,” says Heck.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today House Democrats unveiled the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act, a stimulus package to protect Americans from the economic impacts of the global coronavirus crisis.

Mar 23, 2020 Press Release
Emergency legislation would substantially expand existing short-term rental assistance for Americans impacted by COVID-19.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Denny Heck (WA-10) introduced H.R. 6314, the Emergency Rental Assistance Act of 2020, in the U.S. House. This legislation would increase short-term rental assistance for most Americans by significantly expanding the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program. 

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Mar 5, 2020 Press Release
Heck: Amtrak should take steps “to ensure safe rail travel, instead of hiding behind an arbitration clause.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S. Representatives Conor Lamb (D-PA) and Denny Heck (D-WA) introduced legislation to restore legal rights and protections to Amtrak riders who are currently prevented from seeking justice in the courts and joining together to seek accountability for their claims.

Mar 3, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today the bipartisan Passenger Train Safety Act, H.R. 6066, was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Reps. Denny Heck (WA-10), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Rick Larsen, (WA-02), and Mark Amodei (NV-02).

Mar 2, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the bipartisan Yes In My Backyard (YIMBY) Act, H.R. 4351, passed the House without opposition by voice vote. 

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Feb 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, the bipartisan Yes In My Backyard (YIMBY) Act, H.R. 4351, passed the House Financial Services Committee by voice vote.

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Feb 26, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today six members of Congress, led by Reps. Denny Heck (WA-10) and Jim Himes (CT-04), sent a letter to World Bank Group President David Malpass. The letter requested information about current or proposed World Bank projects in Ukraine and sought clarification about Malpass’ August meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv.
 
Feb 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) released the following statement after Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman – who testified in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump – was dismissed from his position with the National Security Council:

Jan 30, 2020 Press Release

OLYMPIA, WA – Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) released the following statement about the U.S. House of Representatives vote to repeal to 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF):

“Authorizing military force is the most sobering responsibility Congress has.

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