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Jan 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 18, 2018 – Following the House passage of a continuing resolution to fund the federal government for less than a month, U.S. Representative Denny Heck (WA-10) released the following statement:

Jan 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Washington Representatives Derek Kilmer and Denny Heck and Washington’s Senators, Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, led the Democratic members of Washington’s Congressional Delegation in asking the Acting Administrator of Federal Railroad Administration, Heath Hall, for a comprehensive update on the current status of Positive Train Control’s implementation.

Jan 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 17, 2018 – Following the January 4 announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice to withdraw the Cole guidance, today Representatives Denny Heck (WA-10) and Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) sent a letter to U.S.

Jan 11, 2018 Press Release

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

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. – 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 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 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

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.

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Jan 17, 2018 In The News
The Seattle Times
The federal government would provide $2.6 billion, for stragglers to finish positive train control networks by this year’s deadline.
Jan 16, 2018 In The News
The Cannabist
A bill introduced by Colorado Rep. Ed Perlmutter that would allow banks to serve marijuana-related businesses without fear of penalties from the federal government got a boost Tuesday from a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general.
Jan 15, 2018 In The News
Transportation Today
Calling back to the 2015 Passenger Train Derailment Prevention Act, a delegation of Washington state officials have written Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao regarding a provision that mandates safety efforts at high-hazard track curves.
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Jan 15, 2018 In The News
The News Tribune
More than 1,000 people celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Tacoma’s convention center Monday, where local high school teacher Nathan Gibbs-Bowling implored the state to honor the civil rights legend by fighting poverty and increasing equity.
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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 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
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
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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