Added Oct 2, 2013: I am making an immediate contribution from my salary to support a local organization which is assisting the families of furloughed employees negatively affected by the government shutdown. I am working tirelessly to end the shut down as soon as possible so these deserving men and women can go back to work.
I am strongly opposed to shutting the government down. The job of Congress is to run the government, not to shut it down. However, here’s what you should know in the event Congress fails to pass a funding bill and our government shuts down:
Over the past few days I've spoken with and been contacted by many residents of the South Puget Sound regarding the proposed use of military force against the government of Syria. My statement on this matter is below. Please let me know your thoughts by clicking the "Email Me" button on the "Contact" menu.
Congressman Denny Heck has issued the following statement regarding the proposed Amash Amendment to H.R. 2397, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act:
On July 9th, Congressman Denny Heck hosted a telephone town hall on JBLM civil service furloughs and other impacts of sequestration on JBLM. He was joined by JBLM commander Colonel H. Charles Hodges, Jr.