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Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington

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Jul 29, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today Congressman Denny Heck, D-Wash., applauded the vote by the U.S. Senate to confirm Robert McDonald as secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the bipartisan agreement reached for final passage of the Veterans Access to Care Act.

Jul 18, 2014 Press Release
Congressman Denny Heck, D-Wash., joined the Democracy for All Amendment to reverse highly controversial Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United v. FEC and McCutcheon v. FEC, which have given corporations and the wealthiest donors the right to buy unlimited influence in elections.
Jul 16, 2014 Press Release

Congressman Denny Heck released the following statement about the possibility that the Department of Health and Human Services could choose to temporarily house immigrant children from Central America in a vacant facility on Joint Base Lewis-McChord:

Jul 15, 2014 Press Release
The Export-Import Bank is the nation’s official export credit agency and a tool that helps companies in Washington state and nationwide sell products overseas and create jobs. Unless Congress reauthorizes the Export-Import Bank’s charter by Sept. 30, the bank will be forced to stop its assistance to U.S. exporters -- threatening export deals for Columbia Machine and more than 180 other exporters in Washington state.
Jun 30, 2014 Press Release
Representatives Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Denny Heck (WA-10) joined local officials to announce a bill to create the first national heritage site on the West Coast. Their legislation would establish a National Maritime Heritage Area in Washington state – the only one in the country focused on maritime history. Following the announcement the group also toured the Foss Waterway Seaport.
Jun 24, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – To support the American economy and workforce, Representative Denny Heck, D-Wash., will introduce the Protect American Jobs and Exports Act of 2014, which calls for a seven-year reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States and an increase in the lending cap to $175 billion.

Jun 12, 2014 Press Release

Following the results of the Department of Veterans Affairs audit on June 9, Congressman Denny Heck, D-Wash., introduced legislation to stimulate the creation and implementation of fixes to the veterans’ health care system.

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May 30, 2014 Press Release

“Anyone who thinks a mere rotation of who sits in the chair as the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs is going to solve this problem is badly mistaken. The problems here are deeper, broader, more stubborn, and require more efforts. That’s what we have to commit ourselves to, and Congress has to provide the resources to meet the needs of veterans.

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May 29, 2014 Press Release

Language released today in the Fiscal Year 2015 Department of Defense Appropriations Act includes $139 million for the construction, renovation, repair, and expansion of elementary and secondary public schools on military installations, including nearly $40 million for Evergreen E

May 22, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Just days before the nation pays tribute to our men and women in uniform on Memorial Day, legislation authored by Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) and original cosponsor Congressman Denny Heck (D-WA) honoring America’s top fighter pilots will go the White House for the President’s signature. The measure, H.R.

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Feb 24, 2017 In The News
The Straits Times
The United States must continue to have a sustained presence and an active engagement in the Asia-Pacific, whether in trade, defence or in wielding its "soft power". A perception that it is reducing this presence will make countries question its ability to continue to lead and have a rules-based world order. That is the key message that visiting members of a bipartisan US congressional group, dedicated to promoting US-Singapore relations, will take home to the new Trump administration.
Feb 23, 2017 In The News
The Tribal Tribune
Coming to the Tribune, I admittedly did not realize my own tribal perspective on the Ancient One. Here were some more story-lines I learned that weren't shared in previous articles.
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Feb 22, 2017 In The News
Daily Energy Insider
A Washington congressional delegation recently sent a letter to President Donald Trump, outlining the national benefits of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and pledging to work with the Trump administration to advance policies to support the lab. The delegation emphasized in the letter the lab’s contributions to solving challenges in the science, energy, national security and environmental fields, as well as PNNL’s role in the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region.
Feb 22, 2017 In The News
The Strait Times
Three members of a bipartisan United States congressional delegation called on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday evening at the Istana, where the two sides affirmed the longstanding and multifaceted relationship between the two countries. The lawmakers belong to the Congressional Singapore Caucus, established in the US House of Representatives in 2002.
Feb 17, 2017 In The News
Politico
Trump will be in South Carolina today to visit Boeing's production facility and to deliver remarks at the unveiling of the company's new 787 Dreamliner aircraft. He'll also meet with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg, who might take the opportunity to make a pitch for Trump to get the U.S. Export-Import Bank running at full capacity by filling a number of vacancies on the board.
Feb 17, 2017 In The News
The Seattle Times
Congress must fully investigate Russia’s meddling in our government. This is needed to restore faith in the independence and security of the White House and the United States.
Feb 17, 2017 In The News
The Seattle Times
Should Congress mount a full investigation into Russian influence on the presidential election and communication that took place between President Donald Trump’s administration and Russian officials? That’s the question The Seattle Times Opinion Page on Thursday asked our congressional delegation.
Feb 1, 2017 In The News
The News Tribune
With the White River in Sumner inching just below flood levels in mid-January, city officials took action to protect the banks of the river from flooding. The city’s public works crew installed Hesco bastions — cages lined with cloth and filled with sand — along both banks of the White River south of Stewart Road. The crew began installation on Jan.13 and worked for three days.
Feb 1, 2017 In The News
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Republicans in Congress moved forward Wednesday with a rarely used Congressional tool in order to roll back recent regulations of the Obama Administration, as the House voted to repeal an Interior Department rule that limits pollution runoff from surface mining operations, one of a series of regulatory policy reversals the GOP wants to get to the President’s desk. “The stream protection rule is a thinly veiled attempt to wipe out coal jobs,” said House Speaker Paul Ryan.
Jan 31, 2017 In The News
The Puyallup Herald
As Valentine’s Day approaches, students in the Puyallup School District are setting aside some time this week to make thank-you cards for the fifth annual Valentines for Veterans, a tribute to troops launched by U.S. Rep. Denny Heck, D-Olympia. The tribute connects different generations while recognizing those who have served or are currently serving.