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Congresswoman Suzan DelBene

Representing the 1st District of Washington

Press Releases

Mar 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today joined a bipartisan group of colleagues in writing to the House Appropriations Committee, urging appropriators to fund the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) to address the opiate and heroin addiction crisis.

Mar 28, 2017 Press Release
The House Ways and Means Committee voted on a resolution forcing the release of the President’s tax returns, but Republicans defeated the measure.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today voted in support of a resolution that would have forced the release of President Trump’s tax returns.

Mar 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. Yesterday, Congressman Adam Smith, Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, reintroduced the Relief from Sequestration Act, along with Reps. Conyers, Lujan Grisham, McGovern, DelBene and Jayapal. This legislation would end sequestration and the drastic, across-the-board cuts sequestration has inflicted on our economy. 

Mar 24, 2017 Press Release
Republican Leaders pulled their healthcare repeal bill from the House floor because they didn’t have enough support to pass the dangerous legislation.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) applauded the failure of the Republicans’ healthcare bill, which never lived up to the President’s promise that everyone would have health insurance coverage. In fact, 24 million people would have lost their healthcare if the bill became law.

Mar 23, 2017 Press Release
Members in letter: “Home to commercial trading and fishing operations, marinas, and recreational facilities, small ports and harbors are critical to the economic health of local communities.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), Suzan DelBene (WA-01), and Derek Kilmer (WA-06) sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Office of Management and Budget to request funding to fulfill critical dredging and maintenance needs at six small ports and harbors in Washington state.

Mar 22, 2017 Press Release
The bipartisan bill makes college more affordable for middle-class families.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reps. Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.) and Suzan DelBene (D-Wa.) this week introduced the Higher Education Loan Payments (HELP) for Students and Parents Act, bipartisan legislation that will make college more affordable by modernizing how the tax code treats employer contributions toward student loan repayment.

Mar 22, 2017 Press Release
The legislation will improve science and coordination needed to help communities prepare for and respond to natural hazards.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Representative Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.-01), Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Sens. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced bipartisan legislation to help local communities prepare for and respond to landslides and other natural hazards.

Mar 21, 2017 Press Release
The Republican bill now allows states to kick new mothers off Medicaid, in addition to defunding Planned Parenthood and eliminating coverage for women’s reproductive healthcare.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reps. Suzan DelBene, Diana DeGette, Louise Slaughter, Jan Schakowsky, Barbara Lee, Judy Chu, Jerrold Nadler and Katherine Clark today blasted Republicans’ latest changes to their disastrous healthcare repeal bill, which threatens the health and well-being of women and families. Under the latest version of the Republican bill, states would be allowed to kick new mothers off Medicaid if they can’t find work within 60 days of giving birth.

Mar 20, 2017 Press Release
The bipartisan School Safety Act of 2017 would renew federal program – unfunded since 2010 – to address school safety.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. schools could receive additional resources to prevent mass shootings under bipartisan legislation led by Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and cosponsored by Reps. Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Mike Coffman (CO-06) and Susan Brooks (IN-05).

Mar 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and Suzan DelBene (WA-01), hosted a pledge-signing event to promote anti-bullying tactics in American politics. They were joined by other members of the Washington State delegation including Representatives Adam Smith (WA-09) and Derek Kilmer (WA-06). Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen, and Reps. Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) and Eric Swalwell (CA-15) also attended and spoke at the reception.