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  • Smart cities bill would provide $220 million annually
    Posted in In the News on October 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology

    Federal legislation introduced on Monday proposes an increase in funding for local governments on the path to becoming smart cities. The Smart Cities and Communities Act of 2017 — written by Senator Maria Cantwell, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, and Congressman Ben Ray Luján — would set aside $220 million per year to replace outdated infrastructure with smart technologies like connected roadway infrastructure, environmental sensors and data analytics. Click here to read the whole story. Read more

  • Coffee with the Mayor Eslick keeps weekly meet-up, DelBene talks about Congress
    Posted in In the News on October 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    When she scheduled Friday’s trip to Sultan, U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene hadn’t planned to congratulate the mayor on being tapped to fill former Rep. John Koster’s vacant seat. The two were originally meeting for Carolyn Eslick’s weekly Coffee with The Mayor event at Galaxy Chocolates. The congresswoman said she is excited to know Eslick will be representing the region. “I am a big fan of the mayor’s,” she said. Click here to read the whole story. Read more

  • DelBene, Cantwell Introduce Bill to Boost Smart Cities
    Posted in In the News on October 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology

    Rep. Suzan DelBene and Sen. Maria Cantwell unveiled legislation Oct. 2 that would authorize a $1.1 billion, five-year initiative to improve U.S. infrastructure through smart city technologies. DelBene (D-Wash.) and Cantell (D-Wash.) are aiming to bolster federal resources, reporting and coordination with localities to ensure communities of all sizes can better implement sensors, data analytics and software to upgrade government services. Dozens of urban areas in the U.S. have begun using smart c... Read more

  • DelBene visits rural Whatcom County
    Posted in In the News on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Suzan DelBene, whose 1st Congressional District includes the north county, paid a visit to Maple Falls on Saturday, taking questions from an audience and informing on national political issues impacting the area. Her stop in the foothills area, specifically in the East Whatcom Regional Resource Center on Kendall Road, was the first of three, as DelBene also spoke in Sumas and Blaine. Click here to read the whole story. Read more

  • DelBene hosts community forum in Blaine
    Posted in In the News on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) visited Blaine on September 23 for a community forum at Blaine City Hall. Healthcare, nutrition assistance, immigration reform and climate change were among the many topics hit on during the discussion Click here to read the whole story. Read more

  • DelBene Calls for Clean Reauthorization of Home Visiting Program
    Posted in In the News on September 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) has called on Republicans to work with Democrats on a clean reauthorization of the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program to ensure states and communities can continue helping children and families thrive. This traditionally bipartisan program provides in-home help to ensure new parents can raise children who are healthy, happy and ready for school. “I strongly support reauthorization of the Home Visiting program before it expires ... Read more

  • Families feast on local food at Tilth Farm Faire
    Posted in In the News on September 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Families snacked on fresh picked carrots and pear or sampled their own harvest from grapevines and apple trees Saturday at the Sno Valley Tilt Farm Faire at Jubilee Farm. The event, an introduction to local and sustainable food for many children in the large crowd, is an annual fundraiser for Tilth. Highlights of Saturday’s festivities included a farm scavenger hunt, hay rides, and a greased pole climbing challenge. U.S. Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, of Washington’s 1st District also spoke at the... Read more

  • Bipartisan, Bicameral PNW Members Defend Their Farmers from NAFTA Renegotiation Threat
    Posted in In the News on September 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Jobs and the Economy

    Today, September 20, 2017 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 ... Read more

  • In Response: We need to protect life-saving air ambulance services
    Posted in In the News on September 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Imagine you and your loved ones are hiking through the Chippewa National Forest, fishing on Mille Lacs Lake, or relaxing on your family farm. Suddenly, you start to notice tingling sensations in your arms followed by chest tightness and pain and a struggle to catch your breath. Imagine all of a sudden you're having a heart attack. When unexpected medical emergencies like this strike, it is critical to access the right kind of care as quickly and as safely as possible. In a state like Minnesota, ... Read more

  • International Communications Privacy Bill Reintroduced
    Posted in In the News on September 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology, National Security

    A bipartisan quartet of House members has reintroduced the International Communications Privacy Act (HR 3718), which would clarify the rights and limitations on law enforcement accessing electronic communications stored abroad. The bill would allow law enforcement to require the provider of an electronic communications service to turn over the contents of an electronic communication no matter where it is stored, but only pursuant to a warrant. That allows cloud storage of U.S. information abroad... Read more