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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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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.
Apr 27, 2018 In The News
Insurance News
The American Council of Life Insurers issued the following statement by President and CEO Dirk Kempthorne regarding the introduction of the Primary Regulators of Insurance Vote Act:
Apr 27, 2018 In The News
TDN.com
Native American tribes have been free to own and operate breweries and wineries since the 1950s, but they are still prohibited from operating distilleries on tribal land under a 184-year-old law. That would change under a bill co-sponsored by Southwest Washington Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, who is proposing to repeal a 19th-century prohibition on tribal distilleries.
Apr 20, 2018 In The News
Rail Passengers Association
The Rail Passengers Association (RPA) recognized Jim Hamre's life and memory by posthumously awarding him the Association's Golden Spike Award at the Association’s Congressional Reception. Hamre was a strong advocate for passenger rail in the Pacific Northwest as a member of RPA and vice president of All Aboard Washington.
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Apr 17, 2018 In The News
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
President Trump, doing a backroom political deal, has promised that states can enact their own marijuana laws and regulations, and that there will be no Justice Department crackdown on states where recreational pot is legal.
Apr 17, 2018 In The News
Nikkei Asian Review
U.S. lawmakers are moving to dramatically widen government oversight of foreign investments with an eye toward keeping advanced technology out of China's hands.
Apr 16, 2018 In The News
WFAE
As the debate over tariffs on Chinese products and a potential trade war intensifies, there’s another battle emerging. It concerns a multi-governmental agency called CFIUS - the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. CFIUS reviews foreign purchases of American companies to make sure they don’t jeopardize national security.
Apr 5, 2018 In The News
KIRO 7
Three pot stores were broken into within the last week in the Puget Sound area -- the latest, happened Thursday morning in Tacoma.
Mar 30, 2018 In The News
Raw Story
Rep. Denny Heck (D-WA), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Friday that the FBI would only have confiscated the phone of “Trump defender” Ted Malloch when they detained him in Boston earlier this week if they had evidence of collusion.
Mar 30, 2018 In The News
The Seattle Times
Congress must ensure that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is able to complete his investigation. Washington’s 12-member delegation is mostly supportive, based on a survey conducted by this editorial board.