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Congresswoman Suzan DelBene

Representing the 1st District of Washington

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Jun 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today welcomed House passage of her amendment, included in the Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act (H.R. 2842), which helps people find good-paying jobs in high-demand industries through apprenticeships.

Jun 22, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today released the following statement after Senate Republicans released their healthcare repeal bill:

Jun 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today successfully added an amendment to the Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act (H.R. 2842) to help people find good-paying jobs in high-demand industries through apprenticeships.

Jun 9, 2017 Press Release
The bill provides a technical fix to allow tribal leaders to participate in the Social Security program.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reps. Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Dave Reichert (WA-08), Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Tom Cole (OK-04) today introduced the Tribal Social Security Fairness Act to allow tribal council members to participate in Social Security — including paying Social Security payroll taxes and receiving earned benefits in retirement — in a similar manner as state and local governments.

Jun 8, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman DelBene voted again legislation that would undo vital consumer protections.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today opposed dangerous legislation that would dismantle consumer protections established to prevent another financial collapse at the hands of Wall Street’s risky practices.

Jun 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today questioned Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price about the administration’s ongoing efforts to cut programs that support women and their access to healthcare.

Jun 5, 2017 Press Release
The legislation would help ensure VA programs, benefits and services meet the needs of LGBT veterans.

SEATTLE – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today heard from local LGBT veterans about their experiences accessing healthcare and benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). When Congress returns this week, DelBene will reintroduce her bipartisan bill, the Voices for Veterans Act, to reauthorize and expand the VA’s Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans to include LGBT veterans in its membership and scope.

Jun 5, 2017 Press Release
Members of Congress from Washington, Oregon express concern over the President’s proposal to divest BPA’s assets; point to BPA’s strengths in the region

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Pacific Northwest Members of Congress voiced their opposition to a proposal in the President’s budget to sell off the Bonneville Power Administration’s (BPA) assets.

Jun 1, 2017 Press Release
President Trump’s FY2018 Budget Eliminates Critical Federal Funding for ShakeAlert

WASHINGTON, D.C.  Today, Reps. Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Peter DeFazio (D-OR) sent a letter to President Trump expressing grave concern that the White House eliminated funding for the West Coast Earthquake Early Warning system in its Fiscal Year 2018 budget request.

May 31, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, an interim final Trump Administration rule that would allow any employer to be exempt from the requirement to provide health insurance that includes contraception was leaked to the public. Reps.

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