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Congresswoman Suzan DelBene

Representing the 1st District of Washington

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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.”

Aug 1, 2017 Press Release
Galvanize is a startup incubator helping grow Washington’s economy by supporting entrepreneurs.

SEATTLE – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today visited a startup supporter, Galvanize, to discuss the economic benefits a vibrant startup ecosystem provides our communities. Startup companies in the area are creating innovative new products and services and using technology to solve real-world problems. Galvanize helps these businesses through training and counseling, and by helping to develop a pipeline of workers equipped with the skills needed for promising startups to grow.

Jul 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today joined Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez (IL-04) and Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) in introducing the American Hope Act, which would provide Dreamers a conditional pathway to citizenship.

Jul 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) reintroduced the State Marijuana And Regulatory Tolerance (SMART) Enforcement Act (H.R. 3534) to protect medical patients, recreational users and businesses in states that have legalized and regulated marijuana from being prosecuted now or in the future.

Jul 27, 2017 Press Release
The legislation ensures fair reimbursement for air medical services that are critical for saving lives, particularly in rural communities.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reps. Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Jackie Walorski (IN-02) introduced bipartisan legislation to improve access to emergency air medical services that are critical to providing emergency medical care and saving lives in rural communities. The Ensuring Access to Air Ambulance Services Act (H.R. 3378) would update Medicare reimbursement rates for air ambulance service providers based on the actual cost of care.

Jul 27, 2017 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 reintroduced the Birth Control Privacy Act (H.R. 3443) 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 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today welcomed House passage of her bipartisan bill (H.R. 3164), which was included in the Medicare Part B Improvement Act.

DelBene introduced H.R. 3164 with Reps. Diane Black (R-TN-06), Patrick Meehan (R-PA-07) and Mike Thompson (D-CA-05) to expand access to home dialysis therapy under the Medicare program for patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD).

Jul 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today in a House Budget Committee hearing highlighted the damaging effects the Republican budget would have on working families.

Jul 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House today passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2018, which included Congresswoman Suzan DelBene’s (WA-01) bipartisan Child Abuse Accountability Enhancement Act (H.R. 1103) to close a legal loophole that denies justice for some survivors of child abuse. The NDAA now heads to the Senate before reaching the President’s desk.

Jul 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Diane Black (R-TN-06), Suzan DelBene (D-WA-01) and Patrick Meehan (R-PA-07) praised movement on their bipartisan legislation, also co-sponsored by Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA-05), expanding access to home dialysis therapy under the Medicare program for patients with end stage renal disease. The bill, H.R. 3164, is included in the Medicare Part B Improvement Act of 2017 package that was marked up today by the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee.

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