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Congresswoman Suzan DelBene

Representing the 1st District of Washington

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Feb 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today joined more than 70 colleagues in asking Kaléo Pharmaceuticals to explain their recent price increase of Evzio, a naloxone auto-injector that helps reduce opioid overdose deaths.

Feb 18, 2017 Press Release
Lawmakers also call for clarification of administration’s practices

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Today, U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Patty Murray (D-WA), joined by Reps. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Adam Smith (WA-09), Denny Heck (WA-10), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Rick Larsen (WA-02), and Suzan DelBene (WA-01), sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to express concern that enforcement priorities are now so broad that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, such as Daniel Ramirez Medina, may be caught up in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids.

Feb 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) and Congressman John Conyers (D-MI) along with Congressman Sensenbrenner (R-WI)Congresswoman Lofgren (D-CA), and Congresswoman DelBene (D-WA) introduced H.R. 1110, Stop Mass Hacking Act. This is the companion bill to legislation introduced on the Senate side by Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rand Paul (R-KY).

Feb 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today spoke in opposition to Republicans’ latest effort to reduce access to basic healthcare and family planning services, particularly in rural areas. Unfortunately, the House passed legislation allowing states to block reproductive healthcare providers from participating in the Title X family planning program.

Feb 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today helped introduce the Presidential Trade Transparency Act to require the President to disclose foreign income, assets and liabilities when initiating trade or investment negotiations with a foreign country.

Feb 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reps. Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today introduced the bipartisan Child Abuse Accountability Enhancement Act (H.R. 1103), closing a legal loophole that denies justice for some survivors of child abuse.

Feb 15, 2017 Press Release
In Bipartisan Letter to Homeland Security Secretary Members Stress Need to Consider Unique Relationship Between the U.S. and Canada

As the critical relationship between the United States and Canada is in the spotlight after Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau’s visit to Washington, D.C., several members of the House of Representatives Northern Border Caucus are sending a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly cautioning against the existing proposal requiring implementation of biometric screening at Land Ports of Entry (LPOE). 

Feb 11, 2017 Press Release
Valentines for Veterans is a program that encourages the community to recognize veterans throughout the year.

BOTHELL – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today visited a local VA hospital to drop off hundreds of valentines made by First District students. Valentines for Veterans is a program that encourages the community to recognize veterans throughout the year. See photos attached.

Feb 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today celebrated House passage of the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 387). This legislation would update the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), the main statute governing law enforcement access to digital records and content, such as email. The bill would require law enforcement to obtain a warrant to access emails. Current law allows law enforcement to obtain emails from third party providers without a warrant if they are older than 180 days.

Feb 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) joined tax policy leaders in introducing three bills that would cut taxes for middle class and working families. The legislation expands the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC).

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