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Congresswoman Suzan DelBene

Representing the 1st District of Washington

Press Releases

Apr 22, 2017 Press Release
DelBene participated in the Seattle March for Science to highlight how scientific research helps protect our environment.

SEATTLE – On Earth Day, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) spoke about the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) at the March for Science.

Apr 21, 2017 Press Release

REDMOND – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced that Nate McGaw from Glacier Peak High School won the 2017 Congressional Art Competition for Washington’s First District. DelBene joined local students, families and friends at a reception honoring all the participants who submitted artwork for the competition.

McGaw won with his piece, “Ballpoint Boy,” which will be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., as part of a year-long national exhibition. McGaw is invited to join DelBene for the official unveiling of the artwork.

Apr 12, 2017 Press Release

MOUNT VERNON – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today visited the Boys & Girls Club of Skagit County to donate computers and highlight the devastating effects of President Trump’s proposed budget cuts on our community — including this important afterschool program.

Apr 5, 2017 Press Release
DelBene supports legislation to help seniors cover rising prescription drug and housing costs, while also ensuring Social Security is around for generations to come.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today helped introduce the Social Security 2100 Act to improve retirement security for America’s seniors by enhancing benefits, increasing annual cost-of-living adjustments, scrapping the income contribution cap on the wealthy and ensuring the long-term stability of Social Security into the next century.

Apr 4, 2017 Press Release
The legislation will help ensure women earn equal pay for equal work.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Equal Pay Day, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) joined Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) in reintroducing the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would help close the wage gap between women and men doing the same jobs. On average, women make just 80 cents for every dollar made by a man. The wage gap is even worse for Washington state women, who earn only 79 cents for every dollar made by male colleagues.

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.