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Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington

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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.

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.

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Mar 20, 2017 In The News
The New Yorker
Just before 3:20 on Monday afternoon, Devin Nunes, the Republican head of the House Intelligence Committee, asked James Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who was testifying before the committee on his agency’s investigation into Russian interference in last year’s Presidential election, a last set of questions. Earlier in the hearing, Nunes, seemingly taking his lead from a series of early–morning tweets by President Trump, had focused his questions on the leaks of classified information that have plagued the Administration since January. Now, though, Nunes got to the crux of the matter: Comey’s public confirmation that the F.B.I. was investigating possible coordination between people associated with the Trump campaign and Russia.
Mar 20, 2017 In The News
Foreign Policy
FBI Director James Comey confirmed Monday that the bureau has since July been examining the Russian campaign to meddle in the 2016 American election, and that the federal probe includes an investigation of any coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin effort.
Mar 20, 2017 In The News
Mediaite
During today’s House Intel Committee hearing, Democratic Congressman Denny Heck said that the evidence they’ve all heard today leads him to conclude that Russia “had help from the inside”:…that this was in part an inside job from U.S. persons, willing American accomplices or terribly naive ones, or probably both, who helped the Russians attack our country and our democracy.
Mar 20, 2017 In The News
NBC Nightly News

Testifying before Congress on Monday, the FBI director pushed back on Pres. Trump’s allegations, and confirmed an investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russians.

Mar 15, 2017 In The News
The Puyallup Herald
The day President Donald Trump delivered his first Joint Session to Congress, a special guest from Puyallup was present. U.S. Rep. Denny Heck, D-Olympia, brought one guest to the event on Feb. 28. That guest was 19-year-old Kelty Pierce, a Puyallup High School graduate, former Daffodil Festival princess and current University of Washington student. She was able to share her story with other members of Congress.
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Mar 11, 2017 In The News
The News Tribune
At the Tahoma Unitarian Universalist Church on South 56th Street on Wednesday night, the more than 100 members of Indivisible Tacoma who gathered for the group’s weekly meeting repeatedly vowed to “raise hell” in the face of the Trump administration. Raising hell, it would seem, takes many forms. On this night, at this meeting, it looked markedly civil.
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Mar 8, 2017 In The News
KUOW
Bill Radke speaks with U.S. Representative Denny Heck (Wash.-Dist. 10) about his former colleague in the state legislature Helen Sommers, who died Tuesday at the age of 84. Sommers spent 36 years in the state legislature representing Queen Anne and Magnolia.
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Mar 7, 2017 In The News
KING 5
Former State Rep. Helen Sommers passed away Tuesday at the age of 84.
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Mar 7, 2017 In The News
Builder Online
There are myriad agencies, committees, and task forces in the federal government that focus on an aspect of housing. From major institutions like the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs to the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, there are a lot of distinguished people who spend at least a portion of their professional lives thinking about housing.
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Mar 4, 2017 In The News
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
The White House is proposing cutting a quarter of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's budget. According to Reuters, the administration is targeting pollution and climate change programs. The current proposal aims to reduce the EPA budget by 25 percent and staffing by 20 percent. The new budget would cut funding for Native American energy efficiency initiatives as well as State grants for lead cleanup. Before implementation the budget will have to be approved by Congress.