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Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington

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Sep 11, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Denny Heck (WA-10) announced the Thurston County Economic Development Council Business Resource Center was selected to receive a U.S.  Small Business Administration grant of $189,000 to provide small businesses the opportunity to expand in order to support local jobs and grow the local economy.

Aug 17, 2015 Press Release
Today U.S. Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) announced his support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The JCPOA is an international agreement reached by the P5+1 nations (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) that is aimed at preventing Iran from manufacturing a nuclear weapon.
Jul 23, 2015 Press Release
U.S. Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) has signed on as an original co-sponsor of the Equality Act, legislation to ban discrimination against LGBT individuals in public accommodations, housing, employment, and other core areas of daily life.
Jul 22, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today at a roundtable with American small businesses convened by the White House, President Barack Obama and Representative Denny Heck joined small businesses from around the country to call on Congress to vote immediately on reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank, which is crucial to the national and regional economy.

Jul 16, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Following Congressman Denny Heck’s (D-Wash.) continued advocacy for the continued funding for renovations to public schools on military installations, today the Department of Defense announced that the Clover Park School District will receive a total of $40.3 million to replace Evergreen Elementary School at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Jul 9, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the U.S. Army’s announcement on a reduction of 40,000 troops over the next two years, Rep. Denny Heck (D-Wash.)—who represents Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state—released the following statement:

Jul 8, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Reps. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) and Denny Heck (D-Wash.) today  introduced new legislation to help homeowners make investments in their homes and save money on their electricity and water bills.

Jun 16, 2015 Press Release
In collaboration with the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s independence, today the bipartisan Congressional Singapore Caucus was re-launched, with new co-chairs, Congressman Denny Heck of Washington state and Congressman Bradley Byrne of Alabama. The goal of the Caucus will be to strengthen the political, military, and economic relationship between the two countries, and engage more Americans and policymakers on the promise of Singapore and Asia.
Jun 11, 2015 Press Release
Prior to a potential vote tomorrow, Friday, June 12, on granting trade promotion authority to the president, Rep. Denny Heck (D-Wash.) released the following statement.
May 15, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, which included an amendment that would provide funding for roads in urban areas around military installations such as Interstate 5 near Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

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Jan 12, 2018 In The News
Railway Track & Structures
Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA) introduced legislation Jan. 11 aimed at speeding up the implementation of positive train control (PTC) technology that could prevent catastrophic human-caused rail accidents.
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Jan 11, 2018 In The News
The Journal News
Federal lawmakers from New York and Washington state on Wednesday urged safety regulators to force railroads to comply with a 2015 law enacted after a speeding Metro-North train went off the rails in the Bronx in 2013, killing four passengers.
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Jan 11, 2018 In The News
The Seattle Times
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Vancouver, joined the state's congressional Democrats in opposing renewal of a controversial foreign intelligence law that allows spy agencies to sweep up communications from Americans.
Jan 11, 2018 In The News
Tacoma Weekly
In response to December’s deadly Amtrak train derailment, Representatives Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) and Denny Heck (WA-10) led the state’s delegation in demanding answers from Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao regarding the department’s adherence to train safety legislation passed in 2015. A provision of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act authored by Rep. Maloney requires passenger railroads to identify high-hazard curves on their tracks and submit an action plan to the Department of Transportation (DOT) to enhance safety at those locations.
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Jan 11, 2018 In The News
Reuters
When the U.S. Justice Department said last week it was reversing policy on the $7 billion marijuana business, it failed to first notify federal officials who advise banks in states where the drug is legal, sources in Congress said.
Jan 9, 2018 In The News
Sky Valley Chronicle
The untimely and tragic death of Pierce County Sheriff's Deputy Daniel McCartney, 34, is a hard reminder for all that in police work things can turn deadly in a split second.
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Dec 18, 2017 In The News
The Hill
A high-speed Amtrak train that derailed in Washington state on Monday morning was embarking on its inaugural run, raising questions about whether the passenger railroad was properly equipped to handle the new service.
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Dec 17, 2017 In The News
The Seattle Times
The federal government should find funding to maintain and upgrade the Ballard Locks and ensure passage to the Lake Washington Ship Canal remains safe and reliable.
Dec 15, 2017 In The News
RawStory
House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Dennis Heck (D-WA) on Friday warned Donald Trump against considering a pardon for his onetime national security adviser Michael Flynn, telling CNN’s Kate Bolduan that doing so “will be the beginning of the unraveling of his presidency.”
Dec 15, 2017 In The News
Politico
House members on Thursday began digging into the details of a bill to reform the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States by increasing scrutiny of business deals that transfer valuable technology to countries like China that may pose a national security threat.