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May 15, 2020 Press Release
“We cannot leave anyone behind.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act. The HEROES Act is a stimulus package to protect Americans from the economic impacts of the global coronavirus crisis. Multiple provisions put forth by Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) were included in the package.

May 12, 2020 Press Release
Heck: Housing crisis now a “full-blown emergency.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the next coronavirus relief package, H.R. 6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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May 8, 2020 Press Release
Legislation would substantially expand short-term rental assistance for Americans impacted by COVID-19.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Denny Heck (WA-10) introduced the Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act of 2020 in the U.S. House. This legislation would allow Americans to access short-term rental assistance to withstand the COVID-19 crisis.

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Apr 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) sent a letter to the federal financial housing agencies asking them to take steps to stabilize and simplify the mortgage market during the COVID-19 crisis. 

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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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