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Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington

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Jan 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Rep. Denny Heck (D-Wash.) released a statement calling on Members of Congress to reject H. Res. 5, House Rules Package for 115th Congress that strips the Office of Congressional Ethics of its independence and ability to investigate Members of Congress:

Dec 15, 2016 Press Release

OLYMPIA, WASH. – Today Rep. Denny Heck (D-Wash.) released a statement calling on Congress to establish an independent commission to further investigate Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election:

Nov 17, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the vote on H.R. 5711, a bill that if signed into law would undermine the Iran Nuclear Agreement by prohibiting U.S. sales of commercial jets to the Islamic Republic of Iran, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) issued a statement expressing his concern about this proposal going forward:

Oct 21, 2016 Press Release

Statement from Congressman Denny Heck:

Oct 18, 2016 Press Release
Today officials from the Obama administration and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, U.S. Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell and U.S. Reps. Denny Heck, Derek Kilmer and Rick Larsen announced new federal actions to help protect and recover the health of Puget Sound, one of the nation’s largest estuaries. These actions demonstrate a firm commitment from the federal government to help restore Puget Sound, and are similar to federal actions taken in recent years to protect other large aquatic ecosystems, such as the Chesapeake Bay and the Great Lakes.
Oct 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In order to incentivize financial investment in Indian Country and other underserved communities, Congressman Denny Heck (D-WA) and Congresswoman Kristi Noem (R-SD) have introduced new legislation to improve the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program.

Sep 29, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 29, 2016 – U.S. Representative Denny Heck of Washington state has introduced a bill to address the certification gap that many transitioning service members experience once they leave the military and enter the civilian job market.

Sep 22, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 22, 2016 – Today the World Trade Organization found that the European Union gave illegal subsidies to Airbus to encourage the purchase of A350 XWB airplanes manufactured by the European company.

Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) released a statement following news of the WTO decision:

Sep 8, 2016 Press Release
The U.S. Department of Labor announced the final certification of the petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance following the closing of the Olympic Panel Products plant in Shelton. Workers laid off at Olympic Panel Products or Simpson Sawmill in July and August of 2016 can now apply for individual benefits for two years.
Aug 25, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday the Department of Defense announced the death of Staff Sergeant Matthew V. Thompson, a soldier supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan.

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Apr 5, 2017 In The News
The Olympian
he utter failure of congressional Republicans to replace Obamacare two weeks ago was a good thing. The U.S. House Republican plan would have thrown an estimated 24 million Americans off coverage over 10 years while handing tax cuts to the wealthy and a bonanza to insurers.The failure speaks to at least two realities and offers a slender ray of hope.
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Apr 4, 2017 In The News
Associated Press
Three dozen members of Congress are calling on President Donald Trump not to eliminate money for Puget Sound and other bodies of water.
Mar 24, 2017 In The News
Q13 FOX
Leaders from around Washington state were quick to voice their opinions Friday after House Republican leaders pulled legislation intended to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Democrats from the state lauded the effective elimination of the bill, criticizing the failed legislation they say would have taken coverage away from 24 million Americans.
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Mar 22, 2017 In The News
The Stranger
A disaster for Washington." That's how Governor Jay Inslee describes the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) with the American Health Care Act (go ahead and call it "Trumpcare"). In this state, Inslee said, killing Obamacare could reverse years of progress, driving the numbers of uninsured Washingtonians to levels higher than before the ACA.
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Mar 21, 2017 In The News
CNN
The House Intelligence Committee's first open hearing on Russia exposed a partisan rift between the committee's Republicans and Democrats that threatens to only grow bigger as they dig deeper into the possible ties between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russian operatives.
Mar 20, 2017 In The News
KNKX
A Washington congressman says the House Intelligence Committee may subpoena associates of President Donald Trump over ties to Russia.
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.