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  • DelBene, Pappas, Klobuchar, Collins Introduce Legislation to Expand LGBTQ+ Representation at the VA
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Chris Pappas (NH-01), and Senators Amy Klobuchar (MN) and Susan Collins (ME) introduced the Voices for Veterans Act, which would require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to include LGBTQ+ veteran representation in its Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans’ membership and scope. The Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans advises the VA Secretary on the needs of minority veterans including compensation, health care, rehabilitation, ou... Read more

  • DelBene Commends Resolution of the 17-Year Boeing-Airbus Trade Dispute
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene released the following statement commending the resolution in the longstanding trade dispute between the U.S. and E.U. over aircraft subsidies: “After almost two decades of the Boeing-Airbus trade dispute, the United States and the European Union have reached an agreement that will benefit our aerospace industry and workers in Washington state and across the country. This resolution is estimated to protect 1.2 million American jobs and will serve as a strong co... Read more

  • House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Advances Over $17.6 Million in DelBene Requests for WA-01 Infrastructure Projects
    Posted in Press Releases on June 10, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure advanced over $17.6 million in infrastructure projects for Washington’s 1st Congressional District championed by Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), including road and bridge repairs, culvert replacements, and trail connections. In April, DelBene submitted a list of projects to the committee for consideration. The committee included nine of DelBene’s requests in its surface transportation reauthorization bill, the INVEST in America... Read more

  • DelBene Introduces Bill to Help Small Businesses in Point Roberts Build Back from COVID-19
    Posted in Press Releases on June 10, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) introduced the Point Roberts Small Business Fairness Act to help struggling small businesses in Point Roberts, Washington keep the lights on and recover from the COVID-19 economic crisis. Point Roberts is an exclave community in Whatcom County situated at the southern point of the Tsawwassen peninsula and only connected by land to Canada. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the community has been uniquely cut off and isolated due to the Canada-U.S. border... Read more

  • DelBene, Larsen, Murray Call on Biden to Boost Washington Clean Energy Jobs, Manufacturing by Easing Trade Barriers on Solar Products
    Posted in Press Releases on June 9, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Congressman Rick Larsen (WA-02), and Senator Patty Murray urged the Biden administration to strengthen domestic solar manufacturing and boost clean energy jobs in Washington state by easing import restrictions on solar panels and cells. In a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, the lawmakers requested the administration exempt Canadian solar panels from Trump-era tariffs and ease restrictions on imported solar cells, allowing for more sol... Read more

  • DelBene, Clarke Introduce Legislation to Expand Smart City Technology
    Posted in Press Releases on May 20, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Smart Cities Caucus Chair Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) introduced the Smart Cities and Communities Act to promote the use of smart city technologies and enhance federal coordination of these programs. Smart technologies enable cities to improve community livability, services, communication, safety, mobility, and resilience to natural disasters; to reduce costs, traffic congestion, air pollution, energy use, and carbon emissions; and to promote economic ... Read more

  • DelBene Statement Urging a Ceasefire in Israel-Hamas Conflict
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2021 | Preview rr

    Representative Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today released the following statement in response to ongoing violence in Israel and the Palestinian territories: "The loss of Israeli and Palestinian lives from this conflict is a tragedy and my heart breaks for the families suffering on both sides. This escalating hostility risks becoming a wider conflict and deeper humanitarian crisis if diplomatic steps aren’t taken soon. I support Israel’s right to defend its citizens from the ongoing attacks from Hamas ... Read more

  • DelBene, DeLauro, Torres Statement on Announcement that Monthly Child Tax Credit Payments Will Begin July 15
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), and Ritchie Torres (NY-15) released a statement on the Biden administration’s announcement that the Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments will be distributed monthly to parents starting July 15, 2021: “Today, the Biden-Harris administration has taken a critical step to ensure our communities see the intended benefits of the American Rescue Plan, specifically the expanded and improved Child Tax Credit. With the first monthly payments ... Read more

  • DelBene, Kelly, Bera, Bucshon Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Make Care More Efficient for Seniors by Reforming Prior Authorization
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Seniors

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Mike Kelly (PA-16), Ami Bera (CA-07), and Larry Bucshon (IN-08) introduced the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act, bipartisan legislation that would improve care for seniors by streamlining and standardizing the way Medicare Advantage (MA) plans use prior authorization and increasing oversight and transparency around prior authorization. Health insurers, including many MA plans, require providers to obtain prior authorization for certain me... Read more

  • DelBene Announces Over $214 Million for WA-01 Colleges, Universities, and Students
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced more than $214 million in American Rescue Plan funding available to colleges, universities, and students in Washington’s 1st Congressional District. This funding will help local institutions serve their students safely and address the financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. “The pandemic has taken a toll on students of all ages, and we must ensure that they get the support they need to graduate and succeed,” said DelBene. “These resource... Read more