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  • 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

  • DelBene, Cantwell Introduce Legislation to Protect Communities from Landslides
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene and Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the top Democrat of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, introduced legislation in the House and Senate to help local communities prepare for and respond to landslides and other natural hazards. The National Landslide Preparedness Act would help protect communities and property, save lives and improve emergency preparedness and planning by targeting key gaps in current science and mapping critical to und... Read more

  • DelBene Announces State of the Union Guest
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene announced that Yasmin Ali of Redmond will be her guest at the State of the Union address on Tuesday evening. Ali, an American Muslim who immigrated to the U.S. from India over 25 years ago, currently serves on the Education Committee of the Muslim Association of the Puget Sound (MAPS), a diverse community organization she helped establish. "Yasmin embodies all that it means to be an American," said Rep. DelBene. "She's a mother and community leader who moved to... Read more

  • DelBene Appointed to Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology

    Today, Speaker Nancy Pelosi named Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) to the bipartisan Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. The Select Committee was established at the start of the 116th Congress to find ways to improve and modernize the way Congress operates. “Congress should be leading the way in a changing world,” said DelBene. “While the halls of Congress are rich with history, we need to make sure we’re being responsive to the needs of the American people during a time when t... Read more

  • DelBene Helps Introduce Legislation to Reduce Health Care Costs for Working Families
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene helped introduce bipartisan legislation to repeal a 40 percent excise tax on certain employer sponsored health insurance plans known as the “Cadillac Tax.” DelBene was joined by Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT), Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA), Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ), and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ). This tax would impact employers and families whose health insurance plans cost more than $11,100 for an individual, and $29,750 for family coverage. In... Read more

  • DelBene Volunteers at Food Lifeline to Highlight Impact of Government Shutdown on Local Families
    Posted in Press Releases on January 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene volunteered at Food Lifeline in Seattle in response to the government shutdown’s long-ranging effects on Washington state and the nation. She discussed the shutdown’s impact on Washingtonians and sorted food that is distributed to food banks across the region. January 21st marks a full month since the partial government shutdown began. “We are now fast approaching the second paycheck federal workers will miss because of the shutdown. It’s left families and smal... Read more

  • DelBene Named to Three Ways and Means Subcommittees
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene was named to the Select Revenue Measures, Trade, and Oversight subcommittees of the Ways and Means Committee for the 116th Congress. The Subcommittee on Trade has jurisdiction over international trade, including tariffs and trade agreements. The Select Revenue Measures subcommittee covers tax issues while the Oversight subcommittee ensures that laws covering the committee’s jurisdiction are being carried out properly. “I am excited to be named to these importan... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on Trump Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    Tonight, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) made the following statement regarding President Trump’s refusal to keep the federal government open. “Earlier this week, Republicans and Democrats in Congress were ready to pass legislation that would keep the government open. Unfortunately, President Trump – in an effort to appease hardline conservatives and Fox News – chose to sabotage this deal and demand $5 billion to fund a wasteful border wall that won’t make us any safer. House Republicans have... Read more

  • DelBene, Kilmer Bill to Improve Timber Innovation Passes House, Expected to Become Law
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene and Derek Kilmer (D-WA) applauded the passage of important measures in the Timber Innovation Act (H.R. 1380) as part of the 2019 Farm Bill that passed the House of Representatives. DelBene and Kilmer introduced the bipartisan, bicameral legislation which would find new and innovative uses for wood as a building material. The Farm Bill is expected to be signed into law by the president. Following the economic crisis of 2008, rural communities across Washington... Read more