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Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington

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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 13, 2013 Press Release
An amendment sponsored by Congressman Denny Heck (D-WA) to the National Defense Authorization Act was approved this afternoon by a bipartisan, unanimous voice vote. The amendment would help make loans more affordable for active duty military officers.
Jun 12, 2013 Press Release
The U.S. House approved Congressman Denny Heck’s first bill by a bipartisan, unanimous voice vote this afternoon.
Jun 11, 2013 Press Release
A bill sponsored by Congressman Denny Heck (D-WA) to enact commonsense reforms to fix the federal reverse mortgage program will be considered by the U.S. House tomorrow.

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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
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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
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
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 11, 2016 In The News
Indian Country Today
The threads of history, culture and ancestry form a timeless and unbreakable weave in Native American life. The elders who came before us are as relevant today as they were thousands of years ago. Their wisdom, knowledge and beliefs guide and center us, forming the fabric upon which we live our modern lives.
Jun 28, 2016 In The News
The Seattle Times
Just four years after Washington and Colorado led in legalizing recreational uses of marijuana, the pot train has left the station. Twenty-five states and the District of Columbia allow legal marijuana access in some form, with legislatures in Ohio and Pennsylvania approving medical marijuana in 2016. Full legalization measures are polling well in California and Nevada. Nationwide, a majority of Americans now support tossing out the drug-war ban on cannabis.