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Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington

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Feb 6, 2014 Press Release
Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) has launched his second annual Valentines for Veterans Drive. He’ll kick off the drive by making cards with Dower Elementary School students tomorrow morning. All students from around the South Sound are encouraged to decorate cards thanking our local veterans for their service to our country.
Jan 14, 2014 Press Release

Congressmen Denny Heck and Derek Kilmer, co-chairs of the Congressional Puget Sound Recovery Caucus, have released the following statement on Puget Sound recovery funding in the omnibus federal appropriations bill:

Jan 9, 2014 Press Release

Rep. Denny Heck has released the following statement on banking access in Washington’s regulated marijuana market:

Dec 12, 2013 Press Release

Rep. Denny Heck (D-WA) has released the following statement on House passage of the Murray-Ryan budget deal:

Dec 4, 2013 Press Release

Rep. Denny Heck (WA-10) has signed on to a bill that would index the federal minimum wage to the Consumer Price Index, just like Washington state’s minimum wage law. The bill, H.R. 1010, would also initially increase the federal minimum wage to $10.10 over two years before indexed increases begin.

Dec 2, 2013 Press Release

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.

Nov 21, 2013 Press Release

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.

Oct 1, 2013 Press Release

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.

Sep 30, 2013 Press Release

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:

Sep 1, 2013 Press Release

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.

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Aug 15, 2016 In The News
The News Tribune
Congress and local governments in Western Washington should give more money to programs that combat youth homelessness, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro said Monday. Castro was part of a panel with Democratic U.S. Rep. Denny Heck of Olympia and others in Fife discussing how best to help young people experiencing homelessness in Pierce, King and Thurston counties.
Aug 15, 2016 In The News
KING 5 News
The young and homeless in Tacoma come to McCormick Park during the day. "This is a place where we go to get rest," said 23-year-old Tomica White, who has been homeless since she was 11. For White, it is not a place she can stay at night.
Aug 12, 2016 In The News
Capital Press
Five U.S. senators and 16 U.S. House members from the Pacific Northwest sent Secretary of State John Kerry a letter Aug. 11 urging the State Department to begin negotiations with Canada to modernize the Columbia River Treaty. The State Department has stated it intended to start negotiations this year, but despite multiple letters from Congress urging it to do so and receiving regional recommendations almost three years ago, it has not, said Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., part of the bipartisan group that signed the letter.
Aug 10, 2016 In The News
The Olympian
As John Murphy worked to set up his marijuana producing and processing business, he ran into one major problem: banking. One bank’s employees wouldn’t talk to him about marijuana inside the building — only in the parking lot. One offered him a checking account, but only if he was willing to pay $600 a month.
Aug 9, 2016 In The News
KING 5
On a good day, Tacoma's Clear Choice Cannabis in Tacoma will sell marijuana to 2,000 customers. While Chief Operating Officer Kristina Green said that’s great for business, the fact customers can only pay in cash is concerning. “It’s scary,” said Green.
Aug 3, 2016 In The News
The Olympian

Last Saturday, thousands of people gathered on the Port of Olympia peninsula to witness the arrival of this year’s tribal canoe journey. About 100 canoes full of people who paddled from Alaska, British Columbia, the Washington coast and Puget Sound tribes were welcomed this year by the Nisqually Tribe.

Jul 19, 2016 In The News
The Olympian
Hundreds of people — including tribal, local, state and federal leaders — gathered Tuesday to celebrate the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge’s official name change to the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Willie Frank said it was a fitting honor for his dad, who founded the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission and served as its chairman for more than 30 years, until his death in 2014.
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Jul 19, 2016 In The News
Seattle PI
At any gathering where Billy Frank Jr. was present, you'd see a circle of attendees leaning in to better hear words from a native civil rights leader once arrested 59 times for "illegal" fishing near his home on the Nisqually River. U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell was at a 2014 symposium in Suquamish two weeks before Frank "moved on." She remembered Tuesday the "warmth, enthusiasm and four-letter words" as well as "that Billy bear hug."
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Jul 19, 2016 In The News
KOMO News
A national wildlife refuge near Olympia has been renamed in honor of Native American civil rights leader Billy Frank Jr. U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewel, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, U.S. Rep. Denny Heck and Nisqually Tribal Council chairman Farron McCloud are among those attending Tuesday's celebration at the renamed Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.
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Jul 19, 2016 In The News
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