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  • Can Congress figure out tech and trade policy? Amazon, Microsoft and political leaders call for reform
    Posted in In the News on March 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    Some of the most important U.S. laws that govern global trade and the flow of information across borders are outdated. Not disrupted by cutting-edge tech that has come out in the last few years outdated, but enacted before Amazon was even a company outdated. Leaders from Amazon and Microsoft as well as congressional representatives from Washington state gathered at Amazon HQ Monday for Washington Council on International Trade’s trade summit. In the same room where Amazon welcomes 500 new employ... Read more

  • Washington state leaders talk potential trade war with China at trade summit
    Posted in In the News on March 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    SEATTLE - A potential trade war with China, and the impact it could have on Washington State – that was a big topic Monday for hundreds of local leaders at the Washington Council on International Trade (WCIT) summit. Forty percent of Washington jobs are tied to trade and some of those jobs could be on the line depending on what happens next. "We’re very concerned about retaliation and we’ve heard a lot about retaliation and what that might mean, particularly for our ag sector,” said Rep. Suzan D... Read more

  • Bringing Her Leg and a Message to Washington
    Posted in In the News on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Shortly after sitting down with Rep. Suzan DelBene, Nicole Ver Kuilen handed the congresswoman her leg. Or more specifically, part of it. Doctors at Mayo Clinic had amputated Nicole's left leg below the knee to save her life after she was diagnosed with bone cancer when she was just 10 years old. And although Nicole is done battling cancer, she is now engaged in another fight: highlighting the challenges and inequalities facing amputees. Completing a 1,500 mile triathlon down the West Coast, a p... Read more

  • Rep. Suzan DelBene, others push for earthquake warning system funding
    Posted in In the News on March 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    A day after researchers released an in-depth analysis of the damage a Cascadia earthquake will cause, lawmakers sent a letter urging the federal government to increase funding for a warning system. Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-Washington), joined by more than 40 members of Congress primarily from the West Coast, urges the Appropriations Committee to provide $16.1 million in 2019 to the earthquake warning system. The system is being developed by the USGS, University of Washington, Caltech, UC Berkeley, ... Read more

  • At national drug-abuse forum, students get loaded with ideas
    Posted in In the News on March 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    DARRINGTON — The teens came back from the East Coast with ideas they hope will help them steer others away from drugs. Six members of the Darrington Youth Coalition attended the national leadership forum for the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America Institute in February. The three-day event was hosted near Washington, D.C., and they spent time in the nation’s capital. The students attended classes about drug use prevention and intervention, many focused on the opioid epidemic affecting comm... Read more

  • Editorial: Students’ lesson in civics offers advice for all
    Posted in In the News on March 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    A visit by a sitting member of Congress or the Legislature is a staple of many government and current events classes in high schools, a chance to get a first-hand perspective on the workings of government and the day’s issues. Each visit is different, said U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., to a combined class of about 50 of Darrick Hayman’s advanced placement government classes at Lake Stevens High School, “but this year is different.” Seated press-conference style in the high school’s library, ... Read more

  • Washington would be 'thrown into the middle' of Trump trade war
    Posted in In the News on March 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    The looming threat that President Trump will launch a trade war, by slapping a 25 percent tariff on steel and aluminum imports, would impact a Washington economy that is fueled by exports to foreign markets. If Trump follows his sabre rattling with action -- he was Tweeting about tariffs and retaliation on Monday -- "it would throw our economy into the middle of that," Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., said Monday. "We in the state are a trade economy," said Cantwell. "Every sector, be it agricultur... Read more

  • Congresswoman DelBene teams up with National Board-Certified Teacher
    Posted in In the News on February 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene recently co-taught an integrated science and English lesson in an eighth-grade classroom at Stella Schola Middle School in Redmond. DelBene represents Washington’s First Congressional District, which spans from northeast King County to the Canadian border, and includes parts of King, Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties. National Board-Certified Teacher (NBCT) Brigitte Tennis says that, “Our elected officials really want to experience modern public education by bein... Read more

  • Trump Administration Seems To Be Winging It On Food Stamp Replacement Boxes
    Posted in In the News on February 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON ― As part of a symbolic budget that would slash domestic spending, President Donald Trump this week proposed replacing some monthly food stamp benefits with a cardboard box of nonperishable goods. The “America’s Harvest Box,” as the Trump administration calls it, is an idea that apparently nobody outside the administration has ever heard of ― and one that the administration itself may not have vetted very carefully. On Monday, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney likened it to a... Read more

  • Rep. DelBene, local students create Valentines for veterans
    Posted in In the News on February 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congress woman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) visited Rose Hill Elementary School in Kirkland to join students in making Valentines for Veterans — a program that encourages the community to recognize veterans throughout the year. “The Valentines for Veterans program is a wonderful opportunity for our local students to make a connection with a veteran and thank these brave men and women for their service,” DelBene said. “We can all show our appreciation for those who served our country in uniform by askin... Read more