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Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington

Press Releases

Feb 20, 2018 Press Release
Letter Urges Senate to Move Forward With Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Today, U.S. Reps. Denny Heck (WA-10) and Chris Collins (NY-27) sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer urging the Senate to move quickly to confirm four nominees to the board of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. A bipartisan group of 68 members of Congress signed the letter.

Feb 13, 2018 Press Release
Puget Sound Geographic Program provides federal resources for habitat restoration, revitalized salmon runs and shellfish beds, and

Washington D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Denny Heck (WA-10), cofounders of the Puget Sound Recovery Caucus, reacted to the proposed budget from the Trump Administration to cut the entire federal investment in Puget Sound cleanup within the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget. 

Jan 25, 2018 Press Release

For the sixth annual Valentines for Veterans Drive, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) is encouraging students of all ages around the South Sound to pen and design valentines for local first responders as well as veterans. The cards are one way to say to these heroes, “thank you for your service and for keeping us safe.”

Jan 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 18, 2018 – Following the House passage of a continuing resolution to fund the federal government for less than a month, U.S. Representative Denny Heck (WA-10) released the following statement:

Jan 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Washington Representatives Derek Kilmer and Denny Heck and Washington’s Senators, Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, led the Democratic members of Washington’s Congressional Delegation in asking the Acting Administrator of Federal Railroad Administration, Heath Hall, for a comprehensive update on the current status of Positive Train Control’s implementation.

Jan 17, 2018 Press Release
Letter from Heck, Perlmutter, and others says FinCEN guidance improves public safety, reduces fraud, and provides necessary regulation and oversight for marijuana industry

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 17, 2018 – Following the January 4 announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice to withdraw the Cole guidance, today Representatives Denny Heck (WA-10) and Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) sent a letter to U.S.

Jan 11, 2018 Press Release
Maloney’s Passenger Train Derailment Prevention Act, Included in 2015 Transportation Bill, Requires Passenger Railroads to Enhance Safety near High-Hazard Curves

WASHINGTON – In response to December’s tragic and deadly train derailment in Washington State, Representatives Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) and Denny Heck (WA-10) led the Washington state delegation in demanding answers from Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao regarding the Department’s adherence to train safety legislation passed in 2015.

Jan 4, 2018 Press Release
Previous guidance authored by U.S. Department of Justice Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole (2011, 2013, 2014) explained federal enforcement activity of the Controlled Substances Act concerning marijuana

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the announcement that Attorney General Jeff Sessions will withdraw Cole Memorandum guidance regarding enforcement of federal law regarding marijuana use and distribution, U.S. Representative Denny Heck (WA-10) released the following statement:

Dec 18, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Maria Cantwell (D-WA), top Democrat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Representatives Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Denny Heck (D-WA) announced new federal investments totaling $25.2 million to support the continued cleanup and restoration of the Puget Sound. Originally appropriated by Congress in last year’s budget, the grants were awarded through the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Estuary Program and will fund state, local and tribal Puget Sound recovery and conservation efforts.

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