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Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington


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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.

Aug 9, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Denny Heck will host a large number of public events over the months of August and September to engage with constituents on the issues that matter to them.
Jul 31, 2013 Press Release
The U.S. Senate approved Congressman Denny Heck’s first bill last night by a unanimous, bipartisan voice vote. The bill, cosponsored by Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA), gives the Federal Housing Administration authority to quickly make common sense reforms to the federal reverse mortgage program necessary to stabilize it.
Jul 25, 2013 Press Release

Congressman Denny Heck has issued the following statement regarding the proposed Amash Amendment to H.R. 2397, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act:

Jul 10, 2013 Press Release
Today, U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) and Denny Heck (WA - 10), along with a bipartisan group of 16 other Republicans and Democrats, are proposing sensible reforms of federal banking laws relating to marijuana businesses. The Perlmutter/Heck bill updates federal banking rules to resolve conflicts between federal and state laws, promoting community safety and financial security.
Jul 8, 2013 Press Release

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.


Jun 23, 2016 In The News
All eight Democrats in Washington state's congressional delegation were among dozens of House and Senate Democrats who staged a sit-in on the House floor on Wednesday to demand a vote on gun control legislation. The lawmakers sat on the floor and refused to allow Republicans to take back control. They took turns talking about gun violence, said they wouldn't leave until House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., allowed a vote on measures to curb it, and chanted over and over "No bill, no break!"
Jun 22, 2016 In The News
KIRO 7 News

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.

Jun 22, 2016 In The News
The News Tribune
U.S. Rep Denny Heck on Wednesday criticized actions by Republicans in the House of Representatives who blocked an amendment addressing the marijuana banking crisis as part of the Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act (H.R. 5485). The bipartisan amendment, filed Monday by Heck and Rep. Ed Perlmutter of Colorado, would have banned federal regulators from penalizing banks, credit unions and other depository institutions for providing banking services to legal and licensed marijuana businesses.
Jun 22, 2016 In The News

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Jun 22, 2016 In The News
Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen on Wednesday said she agreed with the “basic thrust” of a congressman’s comments who told her it was too soon to take her “foot off the pedal” of stimulus designed to help improve the labor market. During her testimony to the House Financial Services panel, Rep. Denny Heck, a Democrat from Washington, told the Fed chief: “I cannot shake the feeling it is way too premature to put out the mission accomplished banner on the aircraft carrier,” even though car and homes sales are strong, and the unemployment rate has fallen to 4.7%. The mission-accomplished banner is a reference to President George W. Bush’s infamous 2003 speech declaring victory in Iraq.
Jun 21, 2016 In The News
Journal of the San Juan Islands

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

Governor Inslee recently sent this statement about Orca Month:

Jun 20, 2016 In The News
Politico Pro

Don't break out the bong just yet, but Congress is moving to loosen several federal marijuana restrictions this year.

Jun 17, 2016 In The News
Free Speech Radio News

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.

Jun 17, 2016 In The News
Tribal Tribune

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.”

Jun 10, 2016 In The News
The Olympian
Dennis Mahar, longtime director of the Area Agency on Aging for Thurston, Mason and Lewis counties and a devoted community volunteer, died of cancer late Tuesday at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. He was 63. “I don’t think any of us imagined a world without Dennis Mahar. To say he was a true giant in advocating for seniors is still too small of a characterization,” said U.S. Rep. Denny Heck, D-Washington, said in a statement.