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Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington

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Jul 8, 2016 Press Release
Representatives Don Young (R-AK) and Denny Heck (D-WA) introduced commonsense legislation to authorize a small, but important modification to the Second Division Memorial to recognize and pay tribute to members of the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division killed in Korea at the De-Militarized Zone, in Iraq, and in Afghanistan. H.R. 5684, the Second Division Memorial Modification Act, would authorize the Second Indianhead Division Association’s Scholarship and Memorials Foundation to place three stone benches at the Washington, D.C. memorial at no cost to the taxpayer.
Jun 22, 2016 Press Release
Today, House Republicans blocked a crucial amendment addressing the marijuana banking crisis as part of the Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act (H.R. 5485). The bi-partisan amendment, filed Monday, June 20 by U.S. Reps. Denny Heck (WA-10) and Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), would have banned federal regulators from penalizing banks, credit unions, and other depository institutions for providing banking services to legal and licensed marijuana businesses.
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Jun 10, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 10, 2016 – Today the Senate approved the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act, to restore tribal sovereignty and give Tribes control of their trust asset management plans. The bill, cosponsored by U.S. Representatives Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) and Denny Heck (D-Wash.), passed the U.S. House of Representatives in February.

Jun 1, 2016 Press Release

TACOMA, WA – U.S. Representatives Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Denny Heck (WA-10) joined the opening of an innovative new stormwater facility at Point Defiance Park yesterday to announce new legislation to help reduce toxic runoff in Puget Sound and other key waterways.

Mar 21, 2016 Press Release
Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 2393, the Foreclosure Relief and Extension for Servicemembers Act of 2015, to extend foreclosure protection for military homeowners from 90 days to a one year period until January 1, 2018. Rep. Stephen Fincher (TN-08), Rep. Steve Stivers (OH-15), and Heck filed a House companion to S. 2393 (H.R. 4252) on December 16, 2015, and applauded the passage before April 1, when servicemembers would have been first affected by the time crunch.
Feb 29, 2016 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representatives Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Denny Heck (WA-10) introduced a bill to help communities stop the spread of toxic stormwater runoff into key waterways. The legislation would create financing incentives to help state, Tribal, and local governments invest in Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI).
Feb 25, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 24, 2016 – Today Congress got one step closer to restoring tribal sovereignty, and giving Tribes control of their own trust asset management plans.

Feb 1, 2016 Press Release

For the fourth annual Valentines for Veterans Drive, Congressman Heck is encouraging students of all ages around the South Sound to pen and design valentines for local veterans. The cards are one way to say to veterans, “thank you for your service.”

Congressman Heck and his office will then deliver the cards to veteran organizations on Valentine’s Day.

Dec 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Below is a statement from Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) following the vote on Consolidated Appropriations, or “Omnibus”, which passed the House of Representatives today by a vote of 316-113 as House Amendment #1 to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2029:

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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
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 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 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.
Mar 3, 2017 In The News
KNKX
U.S. Representatives from Washington have pledged to fight hard against cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency that would devastate efforts to clean up Puget Sound. They say a draft plan from the Trump administration would slash federal funding for the Sound by 93 percent, to just $2 million.
Mar 3, 2017 In The News
The Seattle Times
The Environmental Protection Agency’s funding for restoring Puget Sound would be almost wiped out under President Donald Trump’s proposed agency budget, according to a leaked memorandum documenting the cuts obtained by the National Association of Clean Air Agencies. An EPA spokesman in Seattle on Friday declined to comment on the proposed budget cuts.
Mar 3, 2017 In The News
Seattle Weekly
In 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency provided $28 million in funding for shoreline restoration, pollution mitigation, and education projects in Puget Sound. If the Trump administration’s proposed budget goes through as drafted, that funding by 2018 would drop to just $2 million — putting it among the most drastic local cuts in the nation.
Feb 27, 2017 In The News
Roll Call
President Donald Trump will hold his first joint session address to Congress on Tuesday and every member is able to bring a guest to sit in the gallery. Oftentimes, those invited are a part of what is driving the news of the day. Judging by those invited, Democrats are packing the house with immigrant success stories and those affected by the new president’s policies. They’re also inviting a number of people they say benefited from the 2010 health reform law, which Trump and Republicans have vowed to repeal and replace.
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