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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.
Jan 3, 2013 Press Release
On his first day in office, Congressman Denny Heck has officially opened his district office. The early and prompt opening reflects Congressman Heck’s desire to keep his focus on his home district.

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Jul 19, 2016 In The News
King 5 News at 6:30

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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.
Jun 26, 2016 In The News
Politico

Don’t break out the bong just yet, but Congress is quietly chipping away at the federal ban on marijuana. It’s not happening with a sweeping national law, but through modest provisions slipped into spending bills in recent weeks.

Jun 23, 2016 In The News
KING 5
All eight Democrats in Washington state's congressional delegation were among dozens of House and Senate Democrats who staged a sit-in on the House floor on Wednesday to demand a vote on gun control legislation. The lawmakers sat on the floor and refused to allow Republicans to take back control. They took turns talking about gun violence, said they wouldn't leave until House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., allowed a vote on measures to curb it, and chanted over and over "No bill, no break!"
Jun 23, 2016 In The News
The New York Times
There were moments during the three-hour hearing when the Kabuki-type theater briefly abated and Ms. Yellen was asked to address the economic questions that many ordinary Americans are wrestling with, too. Representative Denny Heck, a Washington Democrat, noted that the government’s best-known yardstick for unemployment stands at a healthy 4.7 percent. But he pointed out that a broader measure of joblessness, which includes part-time workers who can’t find full-time work, is still more than twice as high, an unusually large gap by historical standards that underscores the paucity of gains in the current recovery for many workers.
Jun 22, 2016 In The News
MarketWatch
Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen on Wednesday said she agreed with the “basic thrust” of a congressman’s comments who told her it was too soon to take her “foot off the pedal” of stimulus designed to help improve the labor market. During her testimony to the House Financial Services panel, Rep. Denny Heck, a Democrat from Washington, told the Fed chief: “I cannot shake the feeling it is way too premature to put out the mission accomplished banner on the aircraft carrier,” even though car and homes sales are strong, and the unemployment rate has fallen to 4.7%. The mission-accomplished banner is a reference to President George W. Bush’s infamous 2003 speech declaring victory in Iraq.
Jun 22, 2016 In The News
KIRO 7 News

Western Washington Democrats on Wednesday joined an unprecedented sit-in protest to force the Republican majority to allow a vote on gun control legislation. 

It comes in the wake of the Orlando massacre in which 49 people were killed at a nightclub.

Jun 22, 2016 In The News
The News Tribune
U.S. Rep Denny Heck on Wednesday criticized actions by Republicans in the House of Representatives who blocked an amendment addressing the marijuana banking crisis as part of the Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act (H.R. 5485). The bipartisan amendment, filed Monday by Heck and Rep. Ed Perlmutter of Colorado, would have banned federal regulators from penalizing banks, credit unions and other depository institutions for providing banking services to legal and licensed marijuana businesses.
Jun 22, 2016 In The News
Bloomberg

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