Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) is encouraging South Sound residents to participate in the “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program sponsored by the American Red Cross. The program, which began in 2006, provides Americans with the opportunity to send holiday cards to service members, veterans, and their families across the United States and around the world.
Washington – Six partisan bills designed to undermine the work of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) were reported favorably out of the House Financial Services Committee this morning.
Added Oct 2, 2013: I am making an immediate contribution from my salary to support a local organization which is assisting the families of furloughed employees negatively affected by the government shutdown. I am working tirelessly to end the shut down as soon as possible so these deserving men and women can go back to work.
I am strongly opposed to shutting the government down. The job of Congress is to run the government, not to shut it down. However, here’s what you should know in the event Congress fails to pass a funding bill and our government shuts down:
Over the past few days I've spoken with and been contacted by many residents of the South Puget Sound regarding the proposed use of military force against the government of Syria. My statement on this matter is below. Please let me know your thoughts by clicking the "Email Me" button on the "Contact" menu.
Congressman Denny Heck has issued the following statement regarding the proposed Amash Amendment to H.R. 2397, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act:
On July 9th, Congressman Denny Heck hosted a telephone town hall on JBLM civil service furloughs and other impacts of sequestration on JBLM. He was joined by JBLM commander Colonel H. Charles Hodges, Jr.
Western Washington Democrats on Wednesday joined an unprecedented sit-in protest to force the Republican majority to allow a vote on gun control legislation.
It comes in the wake of the Orlando massacre in which 49 people were killed at a nightclub.
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Learn about Orcas at Orca Network Workshop June 18.
This June, Orca Network and our partner organizations with the Orca Salmon Alliance are celebrating the 10th annual Orca Awareness Month, with a proclamation from Governor Jay Inslee (see proclamation at www.OrcaMonth.com).
Governor Inslee recently sent this statement about Orca Month:
Don't break out the bong just yet, but Congress is moving to loosen several federal marijuana restrictions this year.
A long time ago there were thousands of orcas, as legend has it, with salmon and herring spawning by the millions. Today southern resident whales who migrate through the Salish Sea and up and down the west coast foraging for salmon, number just 83. A recent baby boom offer some hope but diminishing runs of salmon and a toxic stew of pollution and noise points to a different outcome.
WASHINGTON D.C.—Colville tribal member and Washington D.C. based lawyer Brian Gunn has called federal bill H.R. 812, the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act, “the first major Indian policy bill to go to the President this Congress.”
A press release from the U.S. Senate states the act will “restore tribal sovereignty and give tribes control of their trust asset management plans.”