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Congresswoman Suzan DelBene

Representing the 1st District of Washington

Press Releases

Jul 25, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today praised President Obama for signing the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), which included her amendment scaling-up a successful Washington model to help individuals suffering from substance abuse.

Jul 22, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement today, seven years since the last federal minimum wage increase.

“Millions of Americans work 40 hours or more every week and still can’t earn a living wage. This is unacceptable,” DelBene said. “We cannot achieve strong economic growth unless all working families have the opportunity to succeed. As a nation, we must work together to ensure minimum wage policies are providing a living wage across the country — and right now, too many families are getting left behind.”

Jul 14, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Members of Congress praised a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Thursday affirming that the U.S. government does not have authority to serve search warrants unilaterally on electronic communications held abroad.  The members, Senators Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Representatives Tom Marino (R-Pa.) and Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.), noted that the ruling in Microsoft v.

Jul 13, 2016 Press Release
As women continue to face workplace discrimination when they become pregnant or try to conceive, it’s vital their privacy is protected.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today introduced the Birth Control Privacy Act (H.R. 5746) to ensure women’s personal medical decisions about contraception are not disclosed to their employers — preventing serious exposures of personal health data and protecting the financial security of millions of women and their families.

Jul 7, 2016 Press Release
Earlier this year, members of the WA delegation urged U.S. Department of Transportation to consider Alaska Airlines for new route.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Representatives Jim McDermott (WA-07), Adam Smith (WA-09), Rick Larsen (WA-02), Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Denny Heck (WA-10), and Derek Kilmer (WA-06) applauded the U.S.

Jul 6, 2016 Press Release
The bill would create federal grants to encourage the use of less expensive and less carbon-intensive building materials in tall buildings.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reps. Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05) and Derek Kilmer (WA-06) today introduced bipartisan legislation that would open up new markets and create jobs for rural economies by providing research, assistance and incentives for the construction of tall wood buildings throughout the United States.

Jun 27, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.

Jun 24, 2016 Press Release
As we celebrate progress, we cannot mistake it for victory in the fight for fairness, freedom and full equality.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) introduced a resolution to designate June 26, as “LGBT Equality Day,” honoring the anniversary of three significant victories won at the U.S. Supreme Court for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans.

Jun 23, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a tied ruling in United States v. Texas, upholding the Fifth Circuit Court decision.

Jun 10, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Sanford Bishop, Jr. (D-GA), Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY) led 98 other Members in a letter to U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services León Rodriguez regarding the administrative breakdown in the timely processing of H-2A agricultural worker program applications and visa petitions.