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Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington

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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:

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.

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Feb 2, 2018 In The News
The Seattle Times
The Pacific Northwest's lone congressional representative on the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Denny Heck, slammed as "full of inaccuracies" the GOP's much-debated memo alleging FBI abuses in its Russia-Trump probe.
Jan 31, 2018 In The News
The News Tribune
Some of the biggest names in Pierce County and Washington state politics will gather Friday at the University of Washington Tacoma for an “opioid summit” to discuss efforts to address the related crisis facing the county and the region.
Jan 25, 2018 In The News
The Olympian
For the sixth year, U.S. Rep. Denny Heck is collecting cards for the “Valentines for Veterans” effort. And this year, he’s inviting students to create cards for first responders, too.
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Jan 25, 2018 In The News
Nisqually Valley News
A year-long standoff between Washington state Democrats and Republicans ended last Thursday when the state Legislature passed a bill deemed the Hirst “fix” in exchange for approval of the $4.2 billion capital budget.
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Jan 25, 2018 In The News
FOX12 Oregon
Lawmakers, including many from Oregon and Washington, are sending a message to the White House in defense of the legal marijuana industry.
Jan 18, 2018 In The News
CNN
The House Intelligence Committee on Thursday voted to release the transcript of its interview with Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson, with Democrats and Republicans joining together in a move likely to shed new light on the opposition research dossier on Trump and Russia.
Jan 17, 2018 In The News
The Seattle Times
The federal government would provide $2.6 billion, for stragglers to finish positive train control networks by this year’s deadline.
Jan 17, 2018 In The News
The Cannabist
Reps. Ed Perlmutter, Denny Heck and 29 other congress members wrote the director of FinCen to urge continued assistance for cannabis businesses
Jan 17, 2018 In The News
Buzzfeed
Rep. Adam Schiff, the lead Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, called Bannon’s refusal to answer questions in the committee’s Russia probe “unprecedented” on Wednesday.
Jan 16, 2018 In The News
The Cannabist
A bill introduced by Colorado Rep. Ed Perlmutter that would allow banks to serve marijuana-related businesses without fear of penalties from the federal government got a boost Tuesday from a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general.