Pelosi Statement on Retirement of Congressman Denny Heck

December 4, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the retirement of Congressman Denny Heck of Washington:

“Congressman Denny Heck is a cherished Member of our Democratic Caucus and a critical force in the Congress for the economic and national security of the American people.  His years of leadership in Washington State and in Washington, D.C. have strengthened America, and his guidance and friendship will be missed by his many friends in the Congress.

“Since Day One, Congressman Heck has distinguished himself as a leader of outstanding integrity and character.  A champion of education and opportunities for all, he came to Washington committed to lifting up hard-working families and small businesses, and his service on the Financial Services Committee has helped tilt the playing field back to the side of workers.  His patriotism, passion and persistence have been critical to the Intelligence Committee’s work to keep America safe, particularly during this challenging time for our democracy.

“In his retirement statement, Denny spoke with reverence of the great honor that Members have to hold power in trust on behalf of our constituents.  Denny’s humility, integrity and absolute dedication to his district will continue to be a blessing to our institution and our nation for years to come.  We thank his wife, Paula, and his sons, Bob and Trey, for sharing Denny with the Congress and the country, and wish them the best in all their future endeavors.”