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Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington

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Dec 15, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Soon President Barack Obama is expected to sign the Billy Frank Jr. Tell Your Story Act into law, renaming the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge after the tribal leader and nationally known activist from the Pacific Northwest. The bill, H.R. 2270, advanced out of the House on November 30 by a vote of 413-2, and passed in the Senate on December 14 by unanimous consent.

Dec 3, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Months after the Export-Import Bank of the United States’ authority lapsed, the House of Representatives voted again to approve the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank as an amendment to the 5-year, $300 billion highway bill. The bill now heads to the Senate where it is expected to pass.

Nov 30, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the House of Representatives passed the Billy Frank Jr. Tell Your Story Act by a vote of 413-2. The bill, H.R. 2270, previously advanced out of the House Natural Resources Committee by a unanimous vote, will now go to the U.S. Senate for consideration.

Nov 19, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Denny Heck (D-Wash.) released the following statement following the vote in the House of Representatives on H.R. 4038 today:

Oct 28, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the House of Representatives successfully passed H.R. 597, the Reform Exports and Expand the American Economy Act, to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States until 2019.

Oct 16, 2015 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today Representatives Denny Heck (WA-10) and Derek Kilmer (WA-06) thanked the members of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC) for voting to support the Promoting United Government Efforts to Save Our Sound (PUGET SOS) Act.

Oct 8, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Representative Denny Heck (D-Wash.) thanked the House Natural Resources Committee for their unanimous support to advance the Billy Frank Jr. Tell Your Story Act.

During the full committee markup, members of the House Natural Resources Committee passed the Billy Frank Jr. Tell Your Story Act, H.R. 2270.

Sep 29, 2015 Press Release
Today Representatives Denny Heck (WA-10) and Derek Kilmer (WA-06) introduced the Promoting United Government Efforts To Save Our Sound (PUGET SOS) Act in the United States Congress. The PUGET SOS bill, H.R. 3630, would enhance the federal government’s role and investment in the Puget Sound, the largest estuary in the United States by water volume.
Sep 11, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Denny Heck (WA-10) announced the Thurston County Economic Development Council Business Resource Center was selected to receive a U.S.  Small Business Administration grant of $189,000 to provide small businesses the opportunity to expand in order to support local jobs and grow the local economy.

Aug 17, 2015 Press Release
Today U.S. Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) announced his support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The JCPOA is an international agreement reached by the P5+1 nations (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) that is aimed at preventing Iran from manufacturing a nuclear weapon.

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Feb 25, 2017 In The News
KUOW
It’s an award for high school girls who are devoted to public service. Pierce was one recipient, which is how she met U.S. Rep. Denny Heck. “The congressman and his staff actually came to speak at one of our Saturday morning practices,” she said. Heck said each member of Congress can give away one ticket to the president’s speech in Washington, D.C. After meeting Pierce and hearing about her concerns about changes to the health care law, Heck offered her his ticket.
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Feb 25, 2017 In The News
The Salem News
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Northwestern Division (Corps) transferred the human remains known as the Kennewick Man, or the Ancient One, to the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (Washington) on Friday, Feb. 17 on the condition that the Department then repatriate the human remains to the five Columbia River Plateau tribes.
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Feb 24, 2017 In The News
The Straits Times
The United States must continue to have a sustained presence and an active engagement in the Asia-Pacific, whether in trade, defence or in wielding its "soft power". A perception that it is reducing this presence will make countries question its ability to continue to lead and have a rules-based world order. That is the key message that visiting members of a bipartisan US congressional group, dedicated to promoting US-Singapore relations, will take home to the new Trump administration.
Feb 23, 2017 In The News
The Tribal Tribune
Coming to the Tribune, I admittedly did not realize my own tribal perspective on the Ancient One. Here were some more story-lines I learned that weren't shared in previous articles.
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Feb 22, 2017 In The News
Daily Energy Insider
A Washington congressional delegation recently sent a letter to President Donald Trump, outlining the national benefits of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and pledging to work with the Trump administration to advance policies to support the lab. The delegation emphasized in the letter the lab’s contributions to solving challenges in the science, energy, national security and environmental fields, as well as PNNL’s role in the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region.
Feb 22, 2017 In The News
The Strait Times
Three members of a bipartisan United States congressional delegation called on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday evening at the Istana, where the two sides affirmed the longstanding and multifaceted relationship between the two countries. The lawmakers belong to the Congressional Singapore Caucus, established in the US House of Representatives in 2002.
Feb 17, 2017 In The News
Politico
Trump will be in South Carolina today to visit Boeing's production facility and to deliver remarks at the unveiling of the company's new 787 Dreamliner aircraft. He'll also meet with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg, who might take the opportunity to make a pitch for Trump to get the U.S. Export-Import Bank running at full capacity by filling a number of vacancies on the board.
Feb 17, 2017 In The News
The Seattle Times
Congress must fully investigate Russia’s meddling in our government. This is needed to restore faith in the independence and security of the White House and the United States.
Feb 17, 2017 In The News
The Seattle Times
Should Congress mount a full investigation into Russian influence on the presidential election and communication that took place between President Donald Trump’s administration and Russian officials? That’s the question The Seattle Times Opinion Page on Thursday asked our congressional delegation.
Feb 1, 2017 In The News
The News Tribune
With the White River in Sumner inching just below flood levels in mid-January, city officials took action to protect the banks of the river from flooding. The city’s public works crew installed Hesco bastions — cages lined with cloth and filled with sand — along both banks of the White River south of Stewart Road. The crew began installation on Jan.13 and worked for three days.