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Sep 30, 2014 Press Release
Letter led by Rep. Denny Heck suggests FHFA carefully consider affordable housing program funding before approving consolidation
Following news of the merger agreement between the Seattle Federal Home Loan Bank and the Des Moines Federal Home Loan Bank, Members of Congress from Washington called on FHFA Director Mel Watt to ensure the final agreement includes an equitable distribution of affordable housing funding in the region, preserves local access to services, and provides continued representation in leadership from the Pacific Northwest.
Sep 29, 2014 Press Release
Representative Denny Heck (WA-10) and Clover Park Technical College applaud assistance for mechatronics technician program
Today U.S. Department of Labor announced that Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood will receive a competitive grant of $2,499,973 for its Connecting Competencies to Employers (C2E) program. The grant devotes resources to create a core mechatronics technician path designed for advanced manufacturing and industrial technology careers. This path allows students to pursue positions in high demand with companies in the South Sound area.
Sep 23, 2014 Press Release
Representatives Denny Heck and Derek Kilmer applaud the U.S. Department of Transportation for contributing funds toward economic revitalization of downtown Shelton
Today, Representatives Denny Heck and Derek Kilmer announced that the Mason Transit Authority’s Transit-Community Center was selected to receive a U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration competitive grant of $1,474,999.
Sep 18, 2014 Press Release
Congressman Denny Heck unveils Marine Disease Emergency Act to establish official emergency process through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

To address the sea star wasting syndrome and other major marine disease emergencies, this week Representative Denny Heck (WA-10) and the Puget Sound Recovery Caucus introduced the Marine Disease Emergency Act.

Sep 18, 2014 Press Release
Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray and Representative Denny Heck say the 9-month extension would weaken the export credit agency and continue market uncertainty for American businesses
Three months after Representative Denny Heck introduced the Protect American Jobs and Exports Act of 2014 to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank for 7 years and increase the lending cap to $175 billion, Heck and Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray expressed their extreme disapproval with the 9-month extension and their continued resolve to provide a long-term solution.
Sep 18, 2014 Press Release
Reps. Jared Huffman (D-California) and Denny Heck (D-Washington) last night introduced a bill to help homeowners make investments in their homes and save money on electricity costs. The new bill, the Home Improvement Modernization Act (H.R. 5506), would improve and modernize the Title I Home and Property Improvement Loan Program, one of America’s oldest tools for assisting homeowners to remodel and upgrade their homes, and spur homeowners to invest in efficiency upgrades, photovoltaic panels, house weatherization, and new HVAC systems.
Sep 18, 2014 Press Release
Information for Americans affected by Hurricane Odile in Mexico.
Aug 26, 2014 Press Release
The following is a statement from Rep. Denny Heck (WA-10) regarding the President’s announcement of new private sector commitments to enforce protections in the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act of 2003, which caps interest rates at 6 percent for obligations servicemembers entered into before beginning their service:
Aug 13, 2014 Press Release
Puget Sound Recovery Caucus co-founders Derek Kilmer and Denny Heck bring EPA Administrator to Puget Sound to raise national attention on need for restoration in region

Tacoma, WA – Today, the co-founders of the Puget Sound Recovery Caucus, Representatives Derek Kilmer (WA-6) and Denny Heck (WA-10) hosted Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy in Tacoma to detail the importance of restoration efforts for the Puget Sound.