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Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington

Statement from Rep. Denny Heck concerning 9th Circuit decision to suspend the travel ban

Feb 9, 2017
Press Release

Congressman Denny Heck released a statement following the decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to continue the suspension of the travel ban put in place by the January 27, 2017, Executive Order:

"It's unanimous. The 9th Circuit joins Judge Robart in suspending the travel ban. This decision further demonstrates that this administration needs to take a hard look at how they decide to proceed with policy, and not make rash, overreaching, overbearing decisions that jeopardize our national security and make us less safe. This international embarrassment also had an adverse impact on our universities, companies, and economy. Refugees have waited years and gone through extensive hoops to reach America's shores, and they deserve a chance at a safe future regardless of what faith they worship and where they were born.

"Proud to be from the state of Washington, and thankful for a government of checks and balances."