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Congresswoman Suzan DelBene

Representing the 1st District of Washington

Press Releases

Sep 22, 2017 Press Release
More than 85 House members signed the bipartisan letter urging congressional leaders to reject cuts to medical research costs.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Congressman Peter King (NY-02) today led more than 85 bipartisan members of Congress in urging House leaders to protect medical research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The President’s budget proposed cutting the agency by $7.2 billion next year, primarily through a harmful limitation on facilities and administrative (F&A) costs – also known as indirect costs – in  NIH-funded research.

Sep 20, 2017 Press Release
Pacific Northwest growers may no longer compete in key export markets of Canada, Mexico

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Representative Dave Reichert (WA-08), and Representative Suzan DelBene (WA-01) led a bipartisan group of members of Congress urging the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to abandon a proposal to establish a trade remedy provision for perishable and seasonal products that would harm the competiveness of fruit and vegetable growers in Washington state and Oregon. The provision is being considered as a part of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation process.

Sep 14, 2017 Press Release
The bill aims to reduce barriers and increase access to affordable early learning and child care for working families.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today joined Rep. Bobby Scott (VA-03) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) in introducing the Child Care for Working Families Act, which would ensure families can afford high-quality early learning and child care opportunities.

Sep 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced that she will serve in a leadership role in the House Democratic Caucus Jobs for America Task Forces, a unified effort from the House Democratic Caucus to craft a legislative agenda that will benefit hardworking Americans and middle-class families. DelBene will serve as co-chair for the New Economy Task Force.

Sep 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) joined Reps. Doug Collins (R-GA), Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) and Darrell Issa (R-CA) in introducing the International Communications Privacy Act (ICPA), H.R. 3718, to outline when and how law enforcement may access electronic information stored abroad.

Sep 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today released the following statement after President Trump rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which has provided certainty for children brought to the United States by their parents – called Dreamers:

Sep 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a letter to President Trump, led by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), members of the Washington congressional delegation, including Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Representatives Adam Smith (WA-09), Rick Larsen (WA-02), Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Denny Heck (WA-10) and Derek Kilmer (WA-06), urged President Trump to reconsider his decision to repeal DACA and make sure that Dreamers’ application informat

Aug 31, 2017 Press Release
Members: Agencies must also immediately halt permitting of new and expanding net pens

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Patty Murray (D-WA), joined by Reps. Adam Smith (WA-09), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Rick Larsen (WA-02), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Denny Heck (WA-10), and Suzan DelBene (WA-01), wrote an urgent letter to the heads of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to press the two agencies to take quick and decisive action to address the impacts of hundreds of thousands of escaped farmed Atlantic salmon in Washington state waters. 

Aug 24, 2017 Press Release

BOTHELL – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today reiterated the need for a bipartisan approach to comprehensive tax reform while Speaker Paul Ryan visited the Boeing Co. in Everett:

Aug 8, 2017 Press Release

KIRKLAND – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today hosted a Veterans History Project reception at Lake Washington Institute of Technology to record the stories of the brave men and women who have served our country.

“As a nation, we have a duty to ensure the painful sacrifices made to protect our families and freedoms are never forgotten,” DelBene said. “I’m honored to team up with the Library of Congress to help preserve the stories of First District veterans for the Veterans History Project.”