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Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington

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Dec 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Denny Heck (WA-10) voted in support of the two legislative packages that together make up the twelve funding bills for fiscal year 2020. Congressman Heck secured a number of vital provisions in both pieces of legislation that will create and protect U.S.

Dec 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Congress passed an end-of-year spending package, Congressman Denny Heck drew attention to a significant win for American workers contained deep within the appropriations bill.

Dec 17, 2019 Press Release

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.

Dec 13, 2019 Press Release
Yesterday, Congressman Denny Heck’s (D-WA) bill naming the Tumwater Post Office to honor Eva G. Hewitt was signed into law. Hewitt served as Tumwater’s first woman postmaster from 1915 until her retirement in 1942.
Dec 12, 2019 Press Release
Yesterday, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) voted in support of the FY20 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference report. Rep. Heck secured a number of vital provisions that will improve servicemember quality of life and emergency preparedness in the South Sound.
Dec 10, 2019 Press Release
Today, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) and Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) applauded the agreement reached by the House and Senate on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes work led by Rep. Heck and Rep. Kinzinger to counter Russian efforts to build the Gazprom Nord Stream 2 pipeline project.
Dec 10, 2019 Press Release
On Monday, congressional leaders prepared the defense authorization package for passage, which includes a section drawn from Congressman Denny Heck’s (D-WA) climate security legislation. Section 5321 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA) would establish a Climate Security Advisory Council to help the intelligence community analyze climate-based security threats.
Dec 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Denny Heck (D-WA), Scott Tipton (R-CO), Deb Haaland (D-NM), Tom Cole (R-OK), Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), Don Young (R-AK), Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), and Gwen Moore (D-WI) introduced a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) through 2024.

Dec 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) announced that he will retire from the U.S. House of Representatives at the end of the 116th Congress. Congressman Heck made the announcement in the following letter:

Dear Friends:

Nov 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed by unanimous consent H.R. 1526, a bill to designate the Tumwater Post Office as the “Eva G. Hewitt Post Office.” The bill passed the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs earlier this month, after passing the U.S. House of Representatives by voice vote in July.

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Nov 5, 2018 In The News
The Puyallup Herald
Sunday’s Veterans Day marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, and organizations across the nation will be honoring it in a special way. “There’s a national campaign to have bells in the community ring at 11 (a.m.),” Puyallup Historical Society president Andy Anderson said.
Oct 18, 2018 In The News
The Atlantic
Anyone expecting subpoenas to fly upon Democrats regaining control of the committee will be disappointed, Democratic members told me this week. “There will be some decision making regarding a more selective examination” of certain areas of the investigation, Democratic Representative Denny Heck of Washington told me. “But that’s a different thing from opening the whole investigation again.”
Oct 15, 2018 In The News
KING5
American Lake is in Rep. Denny Heck’s congressional district. The Democrat said he has heard the problems that have plagued the V.A. are getting better. “But not at the pace that’s necessary or appropriate,” said Heck, who said veterans most often complain about difficulty getting prescriptions filled.
Oct 15, 2018 In The News
POLITICO
Dozens of Republican and Democratic lawmakers are clamoring to join the House Intelligence Committee next year — for a chance to be part of a panel at the vanguard of the partisan brawl over Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Sep 23, 2018 In The News
Columbia Basin Herald
Members of the state’s congressional delegation are urging President Donald Trump to resolve the ongoing trade dispute with China and save embattled polysilicon producer REC.
Aug 23, 2018 In The News
Roll Call
The two U.S. political parties and Trump rarely find themselves in near-unanimous agreement. But when it comes to what they all see as China’s habit of stealing American technology and intellectual properties, playing games with its market and currency, and otherwise tipping the global trade scene to benefit its companies and economy, Washington is mostly unified.
Aug 14, 2018 In The News
POLITICO Morning Cybersecurity
“I was originally motivated [to serve] in large part because it was this enclave of bipartisanship,” Congressman Heck told POLITICO during a recent interview in his Capitol Hill office. “Then, pretty much the first week I got there, the Russia investigation hit.”
Jul 19, 2018 In The News
MyNorthwest.com
We as a nation, we need to build our way out of the homeless crisis, according to Congressmember Denny Heck.
Jul 16, 2018 In The News
Bloomberg Government

The federal government may soon look at how it helps cities and towns dealing with stormwater pollution after the House passed a bill that would launch a task force at the EPA.

Jul 16, 2018 In The News
Marijuana Moment
“Our federal laws are outdated. The people in this country want the law to treat marijuana as we do alcohol,” Congressman Denny Heck (D-WA), said in testimony about his marijuana banking amendment. “These large sums of cash make dispensaries an obvious target for robberies.”