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  • House Passes Historic Investment in American Families and Economy
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, the House of Representatives, with Congresswoman Suzan DelBene’s (WA-01) support, passed the Build Back Better Act, a once-in-a-generation investment that will create jobs, grow our economy, and uplift families. As the Vice Chair of the powerful Ways and Means Committee and Chair of the New Democrat Coalition, DelBene was a key player throughout negotiations and helped shape this bill with her priorities. “With the Build Back Better Act, we are making smart investments that will grow our ... Read more

  • DelBene Helps Secure $22.1 Million for Granite Falls Bridge Replacement
    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced that with her support Snohomish County was awarded a $22.1 million grant to replace the Granite Falls Bridge #102 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). The Granite Falls Bridge #102 is an essential part of the roadways that serve the communities of Granite Falls, Verlot, Robe Valley, and Silverton in Snohomish County. The bridge replacement will expand recreation and tourism by providing direct access to the Mount Baker-Snoqualmi... Read more

  • DelBene ‘Breakthrough’ Legislation Included in CURES 2.0 Package
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2021 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) welcomed the inclusion of legislation that she introduced to expand patients’ access to breakthrough medical devices in the bipartisan CURES 2.0 Act introduced by Representatives Diana DeGette (CO-01) and Fred Upton (MI-06) today. The Ensuring Patient Access to Critical Breakthrough Products Act (H.R. 4043), which DelBene introduced with Representatives Jackie Walorski (IN-02), Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), Terri Sewell (AL-07), and Upton, woul... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on Flooding in Western Washington
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement on the historic flooding throughout Western Washington. “My heart is with the communities and families that are being devastated by flooding across Western Washington. I want to commend the emergency responders and local officials working around the clock to preserve lives and property during this incredibly difficult time. “Climate change is making these once-in-a-generation floods a more frequent reality for our state.... Read more

  • Congress Passes Transformational Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 5, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Transportation

    Today, the House of Representatives passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684) with the support of Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01). This bipartisan legislation makes critical investments in infrastructure across the country to address deteriorating roads and bridges, achieve universal broadband, modernize public transit, and tackle climate change. “Addressing our nation’s crumbling infrastructure and helping create good-paying union jobs is a top priority for Democrats and... Read more

  • DelBene, Jayapal Demand Public Apology, Report from CBP on January 2020 Iranian-American Detention Incident
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Today, Congresswomen Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) demanded a formal apology from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for the January 2020 detention and increased scrutiny of Iranian-Americans at the Peace Arch Border Crossing in Blaine in DelBene’s district. In a letter to Acting CBP Commissioner Troy Miller, the lawmakers also requested the publication of an internal report detailing the incident and public renunciation of the agency’s actions. On January 5, 2020, more... Read more

  • Representatives DelBene, Schrier, Newhouse, and Senator Murray Lead Bipartisan Call for Expanded Agricultural Assistance to Washington and Oregon Farmers
    Posted in Press Releases on October 19, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08), and Dan Newhouse (WA-04), and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) led a bipartisan, bicameral letter calling on U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to take all statutory eligibilities into account when distributing the $10 billion in aid to agricultural producers hit hard by extreme heat, drought, and wildfires this summer. The $10 billion in agricultural aid was included in the Exte... Read more

  • DelBene, Champion for Safely Reopening Northern Border, Welcomes Biden Administration’s Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement on the announcement that the Biden administration will allow fully vaccinated Canadians to enter the United States by land and water travel starting in November: “For nineteen long months, our border communities have lived in a state of hardship and frustration, waiting month-to-month for news that the northern border would reopen and they could begin to move past this crisis. In that time, families have moved elsewhere,... Read more

  • Legislation to Streamline Care and Reform Health Insurance for Seniors Reaches Bipartisan House Majority
    Posted in Press Releases on October 8, 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) secured the support of a bipartisan majority for the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act (H.R. 3173) with 227 cosponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation would improve care for seniors by streamlining and standardizing the way Medicare Advantage (MA) plans use prior authorization and increasing oversight and transparency. Health insurers, including many MA p... Read more

  • DelBene Announces Additional Broadband Funding for Washington Schools and Libraries
    Posted in Press Releases on October 7, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced that Washington state schools and libraries can apply for additional American Rescue Plan funding to increase broadband services now through October 13. Washington applied for more than $101 million from the Emergency Connectivity Fund during the first application period this summer, and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) expects to grant up to the full request pending a final review of those applications. Due to high interest in the ... Read more