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Congresswoman Suzan DelBene

Representing the 1st District of Washington

Press Releases

Jan 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today joined other members of the House Pro-Choice Caucus (PCC) in urging President-elect Donald Trump not to pursue policies that would be harmful to women’s health.

Jan 18, 2017 Press Release

BOTHELL – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today announced that Molly Keenan will join her staff as District Director.

“Molly brings invaluable experience and extensive knowledge from her work in Washington state, and like me she is committed to working toward bipartisan, commonsense solutions that help our students, workers, families and seniors,” DelBene said. “She has shown a deep dedication to public service and I’m delighted she will be part of our team working with us to ensure Washington’s First District remains the best place to live.”

Jan 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today released the following statement after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued a report highlighting how repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would increase the number of Americans without health insurance by 32 million and double health insurance premiums over 10 years:

Jan 14, 2017 Press Release

SEATTLE - Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-08) were joined by women’s health advocates at Planned Parenthood in Seattle to address the consequences for women’s health if Republicans dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and defund Planned Parenthood. They were also joined by a patient, who spoke about the importance of several provisions in the ACA that helped her with family planning and returning to work as a new mother.

Jan 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today reintroduced the No Religious Registry Act (H.R. 489) to ensure individuals of all faiths are protected from the establishment of a national religious registry.

Jan 11, 2017 Press Release
Rather than repealing the progress made, DelBene’s legislation builds on the Affordable Care Act to help more small businesses provide health insurance to their employees.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) introduced legislation today to expand the Affordable Care Act (ACA) tax credit for small businesses, making it more affordable for small employers to offer health coverage to their workers.

Jan 9, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers in reintroducing the Email Privacy Act. 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.

Jan 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the National Football League Playoffs kick off this weekend, Reps. Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Debbie Dingell (MI-12) wagered on whether the Seattle Seahawks or the Detroit Lions would win in Saturday’s NFC Wild Card game.

DelBene is wagering Washington wine and Beecher’s cheese, while Dingell has offered up items from Zingerman’s Deli.

Jan 5, 2017 Press Release
DelBene will serve on the House Ways and Means Committee, which will be at the forefront of debate on taxes, healthcare and retirement security in the new Congress.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) has been selected to serve on the House Ways and Means Committee, the chief tax-writing committee in the House of Representatives.

Jan 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today issued the following statement after Select Panel Republicans issued a final report riddled with unsubstantiated accusations designed to limit women’s healthcare options and restrict medical research: