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Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington

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Jan 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In response to December’s tragic and deadly train derailment in Washington State, Representatives Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) and Denny Heck (WA-10) led the Washington state delegation in demanding answers from Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao regarding the Department’s adherence to train safety legislation passed in 2015.

Jan 4, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the announcement that Attorney General Jeff Sessions will withdraw Cole Memorandum guidance regarding enforcement of federal law regarding marijuana use and distribution, U.S. Representative Denny Heck (WA-10) released the following statement:

Dec 18, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Maria Cantwell (D-WA), top Democrat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Representatives Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Denny Heck (D-WA) announced new federal investments totaling $25.2 million to support the continued cleanup and restoration of the Puget Sound. Originally appropriated by Congress in last year’s budget, the grants were awarded through the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Estuary Program and will fund state, local and tribal Puget Sound recovery and conservation efforts.
Dec 18, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the news of the derailment of the Amtrak Cascades 501 train traveling from Seattle to Portland, Representative Denny Heck (WA-10) issued the following statement:

 

Dec 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1699, the Preserving Access to Manufactured Homes Act of 2017, U.S. Representative Denny Heck (WA-10) issued the following statement:

Nov 21, 2017 Press Release

LACEY, WASHINGTON – Today Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) announced that his constituents received $1,161,198 in money saved or reimbursed by the federal government in 2017.

With the help of Rep. Heck’s office, federal agencies have returned $2,970,640 owed to constituents since January 2013. Individual amounts recovered for constituents range from $10 to $130,463.

Nov 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Before the U.S. House of Representatives vote on the bill radically changing the U.S. tax code, U.S. Representative Denny Heck (WA-10) issued the following statement:

Nov 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) applauded the agreement reached by the House and Senate on defense spending levels for Fiscal Year 2018, which includes the authorization to use $31 million to start building a new readiness center for the Washington National Guard in Tumwater, Washington. The bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives today by a vote of 356-70.

Oct 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. Army announced the death of Chief Warrant Officer Jacob M. Sims, a Blackhawk helicopter pilot supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in the Logar Province of Afghanistan.

U.S. Representative Denny Heck (WA-10) expressed his condolences and gratitude for Sims’ service following the announcement:

Oct 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After the administration announced that President Trump would stop cost-sharing reductions that help seven million Americans afford health care coverage, U.S. Representative Denny Heck (WA-10) issued the following statement:

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May 21, 2018 In The News
BBC
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May 18, 2018 In The News
The Washington Post
Eight House Democrats urged Trump in a letter not to terminate the position of White House cybersecurity coordinator.
May 17, 2018 In The News
The Hill
House Democrats are urging President Trump to reconsider his decision to scrap a top cyber policy adviser role following the administration's decision to eliminate the position aimed at coordinating the government's approach to cybersecurity policy across federal agencies.
May 13, 2018 In The News
Inside Sources
Over the past several years, cybsersecurity has become a growing concern for both the federal government and private corporations. Thus far, it has been largely a game of catch up, as security firms scramble to try to patch the holes discovered by hackers probing weaknesses in the system. As more and more of American life begins to move onto cloud servers and to store data on external databases, the need for data security has become more and more pronounced. In a paper last week, Paul Rosenzweig, a senior fellow at the R Street Institute, proposed a new model of cybersecurity oversight based on the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
May 10, 2018 In The News
Nisqually Valley News
The City of Yelm will host a free 5K run, walk, bike on the Friday before Memorial Day to remember service members who have lost their lives in the line of duty. This will be the city’s first Memorial Day event.
May 6, 2018 In The News
The Suburban Times
Are you interested in developing in Lakewood? Then you don’t want to miss the city of Lakewood’s annual Developer’s Forum, being held this year on June 14 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the McGavick Conference Center, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW in Lakewood.
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May 2, 2018 In The News
Defense Visual Information Distribution Service
Located on Byrd Street on Seminary Hill in Centralia sits a Washington National Guard Armory. The 133 ft. long by 99 ft. wide building shows its age, not because of the condition of the building, but the artwork on the building.
May 1, 2018 In The News
Business Wire
Dalia Martinez, IBC Bank executive vice president, testified at a hearing today in Washington, D.C. before the House Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit regarding FinCEN’s Customer Due Diligence Rule.
Apr 30, 2018 In The News
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
The quiet, duplicitous firing of U.S. House of Representatives Chaplain, Jesuit priest Fr. Pat Conroy, a Washington state native, has left a Lutheran friend Rep. Denny Heck, D-Wash., "mad as hell, and "devastated and enraged."
Apr 27, 2018 In The News
The Spokesman-Review
No matter how well a cannabis farmer or retailer goes by the book and follows every regulation, not everyone wants their legally-earned money.