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Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington

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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.

May 19, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, a week before the nation pays tribute to our men and women in uniform on Memorial Day, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation authored by Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) and original cosponsor Congressman Denny Heck (D-WA) honoring America’s top fighter pilots. The measure, H.R.

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Sep 12, 2017 In The News
Affordable Housing Finance
With more than 25 million Americans, including nine million children, facing housing insecurity each year, Make Room announced a bipartisan congressional effort to designate September as “National Month for Renters.
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Sep 12, 2017 In The News
Credit Union Journal
A bill reintroduced in Congress today could reopen the argument surrounding one of the credit union movement’s biggest controversies in decades.
Sep 8, 2017 In The News
The Chinook Observer
More than half of the Atlantic salmon raised in a Cooke Aquaculture net pen in the San Juan Islands escaped before the company could recover them from the damaged pen. Some 145,851 of the fish were removed from the damaged pen by Cooke, including 5,166 fish that had been harvested prior to the incident. However, about 305,000 salmon occupied the pen at its collapse Aug. 19, and since then about 159,149 of the fish have been released into Puget Sound.
Sep 6, 2017 In The News
The Seattle Met
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the decision we all anticipated on Tuesday, that the federal administration will be rescinding DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that allows immigrants who entered the country illegally as minors deferred deportation and work permits. Here are some of the responses from Seattle’s officials, political candidates, and Seattle-based companies. There are an estimated 800,000 DREAMers nationwide, more than 17,000 in Washington state.
Sep 6, 2017 In The News
The Cannabist

A federal legislative committee could soon determine the fate of several proposals to protect existing and future state marijuana laws, businesses and research.

Sep 5, 2017 In The News
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Donald Trump has managed to bring Washington's congressional delegation together in defense of young immigrants pursuing the American dream. Calls for legislation to protect America's "Dreamers," those brought illegally to the U.S. when they were very young, crossed party lines in Washington's congressional delegation and included President Trump's closest delegation ally.
Sep 2, 2017 In The News
NORML Blog
Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) with Representatives Perlmutter (CO-07), Lee (CA-13), and Titus (NV-01) have submitted two amendments to the financial services division to be included in the House appropriations bill. Both of these amendments focus on banking services for legal marijuana-related businesses and would be a temporary fix until the current legislation, the SAFE Banking Act, is passed into law.
Aug 30, 2017 In The News
Tacoma Weekly
U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Patty Murray (D-WA), joined by Reps. Adam Smith (WA-09), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Rick Larsen (WA-02), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Denny Heck (WA-10), and Suzan DelBene (WA-01), wrote an urgent letter to the heads of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to press the two agencies to take quick and decisive action to address the impacts of hundreds of thousands of escaped farmed Atlantic salmon in Washington state waters.
Aug 29, 2017 In The News
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Federal lawsuits in Seattle and Maryland are challenging as unconstitutional President Trump's unilateral ban on accepting transgender Americans as new recruits to the U.S. armed forces.
Aug 27, 2017 In The News
Puyallup-Sumner Chamber of Commerce
Congressman Denny Heck toured Sumner aerospace company, Composite Solutions, last week to learn more about their business success and potential needs. During the tour he learned that they are continuing to grow and are always looking to hire new employees to keep up with their growth.