Jan 31, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) is co-sponsoring two important pieces of legislation for South Sound families: the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act.
Jan 4, 2013 Press Release
In a rare appointment for a freshman Member of Congress, Congressman Denny Heck has been selected by his colleagues to serve on the House Financial Services Committee. The House Financial Services Committee has jurisdiction over federal housing policy, Wall Street reform and consumer protection, and commercial insurance and banking issues.
Speaking with about as clear a voice as they ever do in Washington, voters last week told their congressional delegation to come up with a constitutional amendment to rein in campaign spending. Initiative 735 has statewide support from nearly 63 percent of the voters, and is passing in all 10 congressional districts with about 65,000 ballots still to count. So what kind of action can voters expect? In the short term, not much. But supporters say they’re building a movement that won’t go away.
Nov 17, 2016 In The News
The United States House of Representatives voted in favor of tanking a Boeing contract that could have serious international consequences — violating the Iran deal. “It will hurt our economy and make us less safe,” said Congressman Denny Heck. “And I fear that this is a preview of what will come in winter and spring if this trend continues.”
Nov 17, 2016 In The News
President-elect Donald Trump can do better than Stephen Bannon as top strategist and adviser. Naming a man with ties to the “alt-right” or white-nationalist movement to a high position in the White House next year is an insult to Americans after an ugly, divisive election.The appointment doesn’t bring the nation any closer together, as Trump claims to want. In appointing Bannon, Trump has unwitting signaled those on the alternative-right fringe that their white-nationalist aspirations are in some way welcome at the highest echelons of power.
Nov 11, 2016 In The News
The Seattle Times
Not happy about the way things turned out on Election Day? Fearful that policies and programs addressing issues you care about may be undermined, unfunded or dismantled? Don’t give up; get involved. Here are a few things you can do that, while they will not turn back time, may make a difference in the next go-round. Or at least make you feel like you’re doing something positive.
Nov 9, 2016 In The News
Voters in three states voted to legalize the use of marijuana for recreational purposes on Tuesday, and four more states voted to allow marijuana use for medicinal purposes, the largest mass liberalization of pot laws in the nation’s history. California, Nevada and Massachusetts join four other states — Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Colorado — to legalize marijuana for recreational use. A similar ballot measure in Maine is leading by just 4,000 votes, less than 1 percent of all votes cast, with most precincts reporting, though the Associated Press has not called that contest.
Nov 5, 2016 In The News
Voters are poised to give a sweeping endorsement of legalizing marijuana, with ballot measures in five states on the verge of passing on Election Day, potentially setting the stage for loosening federal controls on the drug. California -- home to 40 million people and the world’s sixth-largest economy -- is likely to relax its restrictions on pot for recreational use, according to the latest polls. And similar measures in Arizona, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada also have slight leads.
Nov 1, 2016 In The News
With pot on the ballot in nine states, the big winner in next Tuesday's election could be America's legal cannabis industry. By 2020, legal market sales are expected to surpass $22 billion. And for states struggling with budget shortfalls, that extra revenue would be clearly welcome. Voters in five states — Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada — will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana for adults. Medical marijuana is on the ballot in Arkansas, Florida, Montana, and North Dakota.
Oct 29, 2016 In The News
The News Tribune
Job by job, Pierce County is growing. The Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County has released its 2016 major employers list. This year, 215 companies made the cut of those that hire 100 or more full-time-equivalent workers. In 2014, the last time the EDB compiled the information, 203 companies made the list.
Oct 26, 2016 In The News
The Puyallup Herald
The Puyallup Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2224 will pay special tribute to one of Puyallup’s most decorated — but largely forgotten — World War II veterans, 1st Lt. Victor Leonard Kandle, during a ceremony at 1 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Pavilion at Pioneer Park. Kandle was killed in battle in 1944 and awarded posthumously the Medal of Honor, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.
Oct 21, 2016 In The News
The Puyallup Post
“Happy birthday, Pierce College!” These words echoed throughout the Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Health Education Center gym Oct. 8. The occasion was the college’s 50th anniversary homecoming celebration after Brian Benedetti, director of marketing and communication, told the audience to say this to capture the moment on camera. Homecoming served to celebrate the college’s 50 years and bring the past and present college community together, as well as others in the community.