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Representative Denny Heck

Key Coastal Communities:
Financial Services
House New Democrat Coalition, Northwest Energy

“Everyone knows about global warming, but ocean acidification is the other CO2 problem and has gone unnoticed far too long. We need to do everything we can to bring ocean health issues to the surface.”


Leadership: Representative Heck views Washington and the 10th District as truly blessed with remarkable natural resources that must be preserved for the future. He knows that taking care of those resources will create opportunities to grow Washington’s economy through clean energy projects and the creation of green jobs. Representative Heck understands that job growth from the clean energy sector will accrue to the countries that lead, and believes that Congress must act now to ensure that America becomes the center of clean energy research and manufacturing, with the state of Washington playing an important role.

Representative Heck knows how important sustainable management of ocean resources is to Washington, and has seen how Warren Magnuson’s fishery conservation law and innovative fisheries management programs are helping Pacific Northwest fisheries rebound. He also knows that ocean acidification is devastating Washington’s shellfisheries and that the problem must be addressed. In our view, given his innovative vision and success in both the public and private sectors, there is no one better able to lead Washington’s 10th District through these challenges and opportunities than Representative Heck.

Representative Heck sponsored:

  • H.R 3630 (PUGET SOS Act) 2016
  • H.R 6200 (Ongoing Recovery and Conservation Awareness Act of 2016)
  • H.R. 936 (Marine Disease Emergency Act of 2015)

Representative Heck cosponsored:

  • H.R 2908 (Climate Change National Security Strategy Act of 2017)
    H.R 845 (Ocean Acidification Research Partnerships Act 2017) H.R 502 (To permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.2017)
    H.R 4648 (Green Stormwater Infrastructure Investment Act 2016) H.R 5775 (American Fisheries Advisory Committee Act 2016) H.R 2719 (Tribal Coastal Resiliency Act 2016)
  • H.R. 1460 (Focused Reduction of Effluence and Stormwater runoff through Hydrofracking Environmental Regulation Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 1775 (Innovative Stormwater Infrastructure Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 1814 (To permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.)
  • H.R. 1967 (Ocean Acidification Innovation Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 2430 (America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act)
  • H.R. 2553 (Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 2744 (Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act Amendments of 2015)
  • H.R. 2833 (Maritime Washington National Heritage Area Act)
  • H.R. 2982 (Solar and Water-Efficient Homes Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 3526 (CECIL Act)
  • H.R. 3927 (West Coast Ocean Protection Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 4215 (CLEANER Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 1425 (Marine Debris Emergency Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 1491 (To authorize the Administrator of the NOAA to provide certain funds to eligible entities for activities undertaken to address the marine debris impacts of the March 2011 Tohuko earthquake and subsequent tsunami, and for other purposes. 2013)
  • H.R. 1677 (Yosemite National Park Boundary Expansion Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 1837 (Clean Water Protection Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 596 (Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 2646 (REFI Pacific Act)