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Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington

Press Releases

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.
Dec 18, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the news of the derailment of the Amtrak Cascades 501 train traveling from Seattle to Portland, Representative Denny Heck (WA-10) issued the following statement:


Dec 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1699, the Preserving Access to Manufactured Homes Act of 2017, U.S. Representative Denny Heck (WA-10) issued the following statement:

Nov 21, 2017 Press Release
In 2017, the office of Congressman Heck reimbursed $1,161,198 to 386 taxpayers

LACEY, WASHINGTON – Today Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) announced that his constituents received $1,161,198 in money saved or reimbursed by the federal government in 2017.

With the help of Rep. Heck’s office, federal agencies have returned $2,970,640 owed to constituents since January 2013. Individual amounts recovered for constituents range from $10 to $130,463.

Nov 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Before the U.S. House of Representatives vote on the bill radically changing the U.S. tax code, U.S. Representative Denny Heck (WA-10) issued the following statement:

Nov 14, 2017 Press Release
Conference report for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 includes funding for National Guard facility in Tumwater

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) applauded the agreement reached by the House and Senate on defense spending levels for Fiscal Year 2018, which includes the authorization to use $31 million to start building a new readiness center for the Washington National Guard in Tumwater, Washington. The bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives today by a vote of 356-70.

Oct 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. Army announced the death of Chief Warrant Officer Jacob M. Sims, a Blackhawk helicopter pilot supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in the Logar Province of Afghanistan.

U.S. Representative Denny Heck (WA-10) expressed his condolences and gratitude for Sims’ service following the announcement:

Oct 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After the administration announced that President Trump would stop cost-sharing reductions that help seven million Americans afford health care coverage, U.S. Representative Denny Heck (WA-10) issued the following statement: