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Nov 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the House passed H.R. 4863, the United States Export Finance Agency Act of 2019, a bill to reauthorize and expand the Export-Import Bank of the United States for ten years. The bill passed by a vote of 235-184.

Oct 31, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the House Financial Services Committee passed legislation to reauthorize and expand the Export-Import Bank for ten years.

Oct 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Over a dozen organizations have thrown their support behind the Yes In My Back Yard (YIMBY) Act, H.R. 4351, which was introduced in September by Rep. Denny Heck (WA-10) and Rep. Trey Hollingsworth (IN-09).

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Sep 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Reps. Denny Heck (WA-10) and Ted Budd (NC-13) introduced the bipartisan International Insurance Standards Act in the House. The bill preserves and protects America’s unique but highly successful system of state-based regulation of insurance.

Sep 25, 2019 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S House of Representatives passed landmark legislation to reform federal cannabis laws and reduce the public safety risk in communities across the country. H.R. 1595, the Secure and Fair Enforcement Act of 2019 (SAFE Banking Act) passed by a vote of 321 to 103.

Sep 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Promoting United Government Efforts to Save Our Sound (PUGET SOS) Act, H.R. 2247, passed through the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee by voice vote.

Sep 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Reps. Denny Heck (WA-10) and Trey Hollingsworth (IN-09) introduced the bipartisan Yes In My Backyard (YIMBY) Act, H.R. 4351, in the House. The bill encourages communities to prioritize measures that will increase housing supply and affordability.

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Sep 12, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Rep. Denny Heck (WA-10) joined Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) in sponsoring the bipartisan Build More Housing Near Transit Act, a bill that reforms transit-oriented development projects to better support housing development.
 
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Sep 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Denny Heck announced today that he will once again be hosting a Congressional App Challenge (CAC), an app competition for students in middle and high school in Washington’s 10th Congressional District.

The CAC accepts computer programs (or apps) written in any programming language, for any platform (desktop/PC, web, mobile, raspberry Pi, etc.).

Sep 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) and Senator Tom Udall (NM) introduced the Clean Water Through Green Infrastructure Act in both the House and the Senate.

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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 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
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 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.