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  • Congressional Aluminum Caucus Announces Support for the Removal of Tariffs
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Co-Chairs of the Congressional Aluminum Caucus, Rep. Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN-08), Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA-01), Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH-06), and Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA-02) applaud the removal of the Section 232 aluminum tariffs that have caused unintended consequences for the domestic aluminum industry. The Aluminum Caucus has worked tirelessly in seeking the removal of the tariffs, without quotas, on Canada and Mexico since their implementation. “I am pleased the administration has ... Read more

  • DelBene, Cantwell, Luján Reintroduce Smart Cities Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) reintroduced the Smart Cities and Communities Act to promote the advancement of smart cities. This legislation was first introduced in 2017. “Investing in emerging smart city technologies is one of the biggest opportunities for our nation to remain the world’s unmatched leader in innovation,” said DelBene. She added, “Utilizing smart technologies to our advantage will allow cities to invest in... Read more

  • Natural Resources Committee Approves DelBene’s Bill to Protect Communities from Landslides
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Science and Technology

    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources voted to advance Rep. Suzan DelBene’s (WA-01) National Landslide Preparedness Act, which would help local communities prepare for and respond to landslides and other natural hazards. Her legislation was approved by unanimous consent. “I’m very pleased the Natural Resources Committee moved swiftly to advance this critical legislation that will help communities like Oso and others around the country be better prepared for the possibility of these typ... Read more

  • DelBene, Bucshon Applaud Inclusion of $10 Million for KidneyX Funding and Innovation
    Posted in Press Releases on April 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Congressman Larry Bucshon M.D. (R-IN), co-chairs of the bipartisan Kidney Caucus, applauded the inclusion of $10 million for KidneyX in the House Labor-Health and Human Services-Education Appropriations spending bill. If passed, these funds would help speed up development and access to new therapies and technologies to help people living with kidney disease. KidneyX is a public-private partnership between kidney stakeholders, the Food and Drug Admini... Read more

  • DelBene Announces Winner of 2019 Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on April 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Last night, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced that Alex Winestock of Redmond High School won the 2019 Congressional Art Competition for Washington’s first congressional district. Alex Winestock won with her colored pencil and watercolor piece titled, “Devoid of Emotion.” DelBene joined participants and parents at a reception at VALA Eastside in Kirkland, where three local artists judged the competition. Alex Winestock’s artwork will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol for one year. “The... Read more

  • DelBene Introduces Legislation to Protect Consumer Privacy
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene reintroduced legislation that would change the way consumers' personal, private information is protected. The Information Transparency and Personal Data Control Act would give people control over their most sensitive information while ensuring the government can enforce these rules. “A lack of privacy control is a threat Americans face every day. As a former tech entrepreneur with experience in this field, I’m aware of the critical moment we’re facing. This is ... Read more

  • DelBene Announces Rep. Larry Bucshon as Co-Chair of the Kidney Caucus
    Posted in Press Releases on March 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Rep. Suzan DelBene announced Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-IN) as co-chair of the bipartisan Kidney Caucus. “I want to welcome my friend Rep. Bucshon as co-chair the Kidney Caucus. He’s been a great partner in our work to help people with kidney illnesses, and I look forward to working with him on bipartisan legislation to improve the care and quality of life for the 30 million Americans suffering from chronic kidney disease,” said DelBene. “I am excited to be co-chairing the Kidney Caucus with m... Read more

  • DelBene Announces Infrastructure Tour Across First District
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Transportation

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene announced the start of an infrastructure tour of the first congressional district to get a firsthand look at local projects that could help drive economic growth and support good-paying jobs in the region. She plans to visit project sites across the first congressional district over the next year. The first three stops of DelBene’s tour will occur this Wednesday in Snohomish and King counties. “There are many roads, rails, bridges and tunnels across Washington ... Read more

  • DelBene, DeLauro, Bennet, Brown Reintroduce Major Proposal to Cut Taxes for Families with Children
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Tax Reform

    U.S. Representatives Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH), today reintroduced the American Family Act of 2019 to overhaul the existing Child Tax Credit and make it a dramatically more effective tool for supporting middle-class families with kids and reducing child poverty. The bill was introduced with 36 original Senate cosponsors and 174 original House cosponsors, indicating a major show of support from across the Democrat... Read more

  • DelBene Votes to Reauthorize LWCF as Sweeping Lands Package Passes House of Representatives
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Today, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed bipartisan legislation to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) as part of a larger lands package that will designate over 1 million acres of new wilderness, expand national parks, and protect millions of acres of public land. The Senate passed its version of the bill earlier this month, which must now be signed into law by the president. Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, a longtime champion of LWCF, praised the o... Read more