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Washington State 10th District Congressman its Denny by Heck checks in

This past week, I returned to the halls of Congress to continue advocating for the interests of the South Sound. Before we move on to the 114th Congress, I'd like to update you on what I am doing while this session is still underway.

EMBRACING VETERANS IN THE WORKPLACE
Last month, I spoke to business and military leaders at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Service Member for Life Transition Summit.

I'm encouraging human resource managers and business owners to tap in to the talent of military personnel. For more information, please read my opinion piece in The Olympian about why South Sound businesses and organizations should recruit veterans.

UPDATE ON BILL TO IMPROVE I-5
I think we can all agree that when it comes to I-5, all too often our foot is on the brake when it should be on the gas. And a recent report found that a $7 billion investment in our state's roads and bridges would generate a return on investment of $42 billion, supporting 184,000 jobs.

My COMMUTE Act would help secure funds from the Defense Department to improve roads near military installations, including I-5 around JBLM. I’m happy to report that Congressman Walter Jones, a Republican who represents Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, has signed on to support the COMMUTE Act. Congressman Jones is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and along with the support of my friend and colleague, the Committee’s Ranking Member Adam Smith, I’m confident more progress can be made.

To learn more, please check out this short clip about the COMMUTE Act

ADDRESSING DISEASES UNDERWATER
Sea stars are a keystone species, which means when their livelihood is threatened, the cascading effect on other marine life can be devastating. Many have noticed the wasting away of sea stars in Puget Sound, and many scientists are alarmed by this trend.

There is currently no federal process in place to address an emergency marine disease. My Marine Disease Emergency Act would change that, facilitating research to provide recommendations to respond effectively.

To learn more about this important legislation, I encourage you to listen to the KUOW story as well as Professor Harvell's opinion piece in The Hill newspaper.  

Thank you for taking the time to read about a few of the items I am working on as your representative. To keep up with more of my work in Washington, D.C., as well as in the district, you can like my page on Facebook or follow me on Twitter

Thank you,
Denny Heck

 

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