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  • 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

  • DelBene and Sewell Introduce Legislation Establishing Worker Access to Lifelong Learning and Training
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene and Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) introduced the Lifelong Learning and Training Account Act. This bill would create a tax-preferred savings account with a generous government match to assist low and moderate-income workers seeking to retrain or upskill over the course of their careers. This legislation was introduced in the Senate by Senator Mark Warner (D-VA). Studies show that in the years ahead, more workers will be forced to learn new skills throughout ... Read more

  • DelBene Leads Bipartisan Letter Pushing CMS to Expand CAR T Care for Medicare Patients
    Posted in Press Releases on October 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Congresswoman DelBene led a bipartisan letter of House Ways and Means Committee members to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) administrator Seema Verma, urging the expansion of Chimeric Antigen Receptor Therapies (CAR T), an innovative immunotherapy treatment, for Medicare recipients. CAR T changes a patient’s immune cells to attack cancer cells in their bodies. This treatment provides hope and more promising health outcomes for patients with certain blood cancers. The develope... Read more

  • DelBene and Hoyer Highlight Economic Impact of Washington State’s Space Industry During “Make It In America” Roundtable
    Posted in Press Releases on October 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene joined with Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) for a roundtable conversation with companies and organizations leading, innovating, and building Washington state’s space cluster. The discussion focused on what is being done to sustain and grow Washington’s space industry, and what Congress can do to help foster growth. The event was hosted by Aerojet Rocketdyne, who also led DelBene and Hoyer on a tour of their Redmond facility. The discussion was a continuation... Read more

  • DelBene Named Co-Chair of the Congressional App Challenge
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology, Education

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) accepted her nomination as Co-Chair of this year’s Congressional App Challenge. The post was previously held by Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA). “As someone who built a career in tech, I am thrilled to help lead this national competition and to see up close the incredible ideas students from all across the country will bring to the table. STEM careers play a critical role in our 21st century economy and this competition serves a great opportunity for students to... Read more

  • DelBene Discusses Importance of Expanding Tip Tax Credit with Local Salon Owners
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) held a roundtable in Redmond to discuss the importance of extending the FICA tip tax credit to employer-based beauty establishments. DelBene sat down with salon owners in Redmond and talked about how creating parity will help businesses and their workforce. This month, Rep. DelBene helped introduce bipartisan legislation to empower small businesses by extending the tip tax credit to the beauty service industry. “Hearing directly from these employers underscore... Read more

  • DelBene Introduces Legislation to Regulate Consumer Privacy
    Posted in Press Releases on September 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene introduced a bill that would change the way consumers' personal, private information is protected. Her legislation has received valuable input from both consumer advocacy groups and tech companies, and is cosponsored by Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY). "As a former tech CEO, I know firsthand that consumers, policymakers and the private sector share responsibility for protecting personal information from potential bad actors. With Americans spending roughly 2... Read more

  • DelBene Introduces Legislation to Address Mental Health Provider Shortage
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) introduced the Mental Health Telemedicine Expansion Act (H.R. 6781), legislation that would increase access to mental health services through telemedicine for Medicare beneficiaries. Currently, Medicare limits access to telemedicine to certain geographic regions with provider shortages. However, even patients who can use telemedicine are not permitted to do so from their home. Right now, Medicare requires the patient to be in a qualified “originating site” suc... Read more