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Jan 30, 2020 Press Release

OLYMPIA, WA – Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) released the following statement about the U.S. House of Representatives vote to repeal to 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF):

“Authorizing military force is the most sobering responsibility Congress has.

Jan 21, 2020 Press Release
Sponsors encouraged by attention to the issue and welcome ideas and stakeholder feedback as Senate moves forward

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the sponsors of H.R. 1595, the SAFE Banking Act -- U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), Steve Stivers (R-OH), Denny Heck (D-WA), and Warren Davidson (R-OH) -- sent a letter to Senate Banking Chairman Mike Crapo (R-ID) thanking him for his attention to the issue and outlining shared goals and next steps as the Senate moves forward on this important issue.

Jan 14, 2020 Press Release
New legislation will advance affordability and fulfill the promise of the Housing Trust Fund

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Rep. Denny Heck (WA-10) introduced H.R. 5599, the Fulfilling the Promise of the Housing Trust Fund Act, in the U.S. House. Reps. Wm. Lacy Clay (MO-01), chair of the Housing, Community Development and Insurance Subcommittee; Earl Blumenauer (OR-03); and Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) joined as original cosponsors of the bill.

Jan 3, 2020 Press Release

OLYMPIA, WA – Today, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) released the following statement about the killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani by a U.S. airstrike in Iraq:

Dec 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) voted in support of H.R. 5430, legislation to implement the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The new agreement includes significant improvements on labor, the environment, access to prescription drugs, and enforcement. The bill passed by a vote of 385 to 41.

Dec 18, 2019 Press Release
Changes to Amtrak’s contract of carriage would deprive passengers of their day in court

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, on the second anniversary of the Amtrak Cascades 501 derailment in DuPont, Washington, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) sent a letter to Amtrak President and CEO Richard Anderson opposing changes that would prevent future accident victims from suing Amtrak in court. Rep. Heck is joined on the letter by Rep. Stephen Lynch (MA-08) and Rep. Danny Davis (IL-07).

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Dec 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) released the following statement on his decision to support both articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

Dec 17, 2019 Press Release
Critical investment in defense communities will improve traffic congestion and assist emergency services

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congress took the final steps to create the Defense Community Infrastructure Program (DCIP), an effort begun by Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) in 2014. The program will provide grants to state and local governments to improve and expand infrastructure in communities to accommodate growing defense installations.

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