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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.