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Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington

Press Releases

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.
Dec 12, 2019 Press Release
Bipartisan, bicameral FY20 defense authorization package includes long-sought provisions authored by Rep. Heck
Yesterday, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) voted in support of the FY20 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference report. Rep. Heck secured a number of vital provisions that will improve servicemember quality of life and emergency preparedness in the South Sound.
Dec 10, 2019 Press Release
Legislation will empower the intelligence community to combat climate-based security threats
On Monday, congressional leaders prepared the defense authorization package for passage, which includes a section drawn from Congressman Denny Heck’s (D-WA) climate security legislation. Section 5321 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA) would establish a Climate Security Advisory Council to help the intelligence community analyze climate-based security threats.
Dec 10, 2019 Press Release
Congress agrees to sanctions to stop the construction of Nord Stream 2
Today, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) and Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) applauded the agreement reached by the House and Senate on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes work led by Rep. Heck and Rep. Kinzinger to counter Russian efforts to build the Gazprom Nord Stream 2 pipeline project.
Dec 5, 2019 Press Release
Legislation would reauthorize critical tribal housing assistance programs.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Denny Heck (D-WA), Scott Tipton (R-CO), Deb Haaland (D-NM), Tom Cole (R-OK), Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), Don Young (R-AK), Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), and Gwen Moore (D-WI) introduced a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) through 2024.

Dec 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) announced that he will retire from the U.S. House of Representatives at the end of the 116th Congress. Congressman Heck made the announcement in the following letter:

Dear Friends:

Nov 25, 2019 Press Release
Senate passage comes in leadup to Tumwater Sesquicentennial Celebration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed by unanimous consent H.R. 1526, a bill to designate the Tumwater Post Office as the “Eva G. Hewitt Post Office.” The bill passed the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs earlier this month, after passing the U.S. House of Representatives by voice vote in July.

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Nov 18, 2019 Press Release
Legislation would make tribes and tribally designated housing entities eligible to access Homeless Assistance Grants.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Tribal Access to Homeless Assistance Act, a bill to allow tribes and tribally designated housing entities to access funding to combat homelessness on tribal lands. The bill, H.R. 4029, advanced out of the House on November 18 unanimously.

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Nov 15, 2019 Press Release
“I want us to be a nation that builds things,” says Heck.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the House passed H.R. 4863, the United States Export Finance Agency Act of 2019, a bill to reauthorize and expand the Export-Import Bank of the United States for ten years. The bill passed by a vote of 235-184.

Oct 31, 2019 Press Release
Heck: Reauthorization “will create and protect good-paying American jobs.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the House Financial Services Committee passed legislation to reauthorize and expand the Export-Import Bank for ten years.

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