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Sep 1, 2013 Press Release

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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.
Jun 7, 2013 Press Release
Joint Base Lewis-McChord was awarded $3.5 million today by the Department of Defense’s Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration Program.

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Sep 28, 2016 In The News
Seattle PI
The 9,000-year-old bones known as "Kennewick Man" or "the Ancient One" will be returned to Columbia River tribes for burial under terms of an amendment passed Wednesday by the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation is a conference-committee meeting away from going to President Obama for his signature. It must be reconciled with similar legislation, sponsored by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., passed in the Senate.
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Sep 28, 2016 In The News
The Seattle Times
Although Congress voted Wednesday to override President Obama’s veto of legislation that allows relatives of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for their deaths, it’s unclear how soon they can expect to make their case in court.
Sep 28, 2016 In The News
The Seattle Times
Maybe you’ve never heard of kratom — a plant from Southeast Asia with large, green leaves that are dried, powdered and taken as a drug with mild, opioid-like effects. Kratom has been used in Asia for generations — usually chewed or brewed into a tea — as a tonic, painkiller and an aid for people weaning themselves off opium.
Sep 22, 2016 In The News
The Olympian
The latest quarterly revenue forecast for state government had good news for state budget writers and legislators next year. Collections of revenue since June have exceeded expectations by $336 million for the budget cycle ending in June 2017. Another $125 million or more is expected above the previous forecast for the 2017-19 biennium. That brings the total of newly expected funds to the neighborhood of a half-billion dollars for both budget periods. Taxes from real estate sales are a part of the increase. All that is good, and better than the opposite — a decrease.
Sep 21, 2016 In The News
Indian Country Today
The return of the Ancient One to his home is nearer. Federal legislation first introduced in 2015 ordering the repatriation of the Ancient One, or Kennewick Man, was approved on September 15 by the U.S. Senate as part of another bill. The legislation now moves to the U.S. House of Representatives. If approved, SB 2848 will require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to “transfer the human remains known as Kennewick Man or the Ancient One to the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation,” on the condition that Washington state repatriate the remains to the Ancient One’s relatives: the Colville Tribes, Nez Perce Tribe, Umatilla Tribes, Yakama Nation, and Wanapum Tribe.
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Sep 9, 2016 In The News
The Olympian
The Southern Resident orcas are starving. And that’s not all. Lack of prey combined with toxic chemicals in the Puget Sound are a one-two punch for our beloved marine neighbors. Orcas expend precious energy reserves searching for fewer fish and must cope with vessel noise and harassment from boats that are too close. Their energy reserves, in the form of fatty blubber, contain man-made toxic chemicals from eating contaminated salmon.
Sep 1, 2016 In The News
The Centralia Chronicle
Tucked away on the fringes of an active cow field and the edge of a timber forest in southwest Olympia is a classroom. There are no walls, no Pledge of Allegiance and no detention hall, but there is plenty to learn. On Tuesday, Port Blakely gathered its primetime players together in that sylvan nook in order to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its unique environmental education program.
Aug 30, 2016 In The News
The Olympian
Congressman Denny Heck, D-Olympia, donned waders and rubber boots Tuesday afternoon to get a closer look at a statewide project that will help protect the health of Puget Sound. Launched in 2014 by the Department of Fish and Wildlife, the project targets the spawning habits of species called forage fish.
Aug 19, 2016 In The News
The News Tribune
Less than half of listings in the South Sound are affordable for homebuyers making the area’s median income of $60,000, according to new data from Zillow. For those income earners in the bottom third, only 19 percent of listings are affordable. That problem could be getting worse: The cheapest one-third of listings are also rapidly growing in price, further limiting lower-income buyers’ ability to purchase a home.
Aug 18, 2016 In The News
KING 5 News
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