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  • DelBene On The Passing of Justice Ginsburg
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement today on the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: “Justice Ginsburg was a pioneer for women’s rights and gender equality. She wrote some of the most consequential legal opinions in modern American history and our country will be forever shaped not only by her service on the highest court in the land but also from her work arguing landmark cases before it. “She was an icon to women of all ages who... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on U.S. Forest Service and Tulalip Tribes Watershed Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement after the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and the Tulalip Tribes of Washington signed an agreement expanding wildlife and watershed restoration projects in northwest Washington: “I congratulate the Tulalip Tribes and U.S. Forest Service for reaching a first of its kind agreement that will preserve and revitalize our local ecosystems. We all have an interest in being good stewards of the environment and protecting the anima... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on Signing of Middle East Normalization Agreements
    Posted in Press Releases on September 15, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement today following the signing of normalization agreements between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain: “Today is an important step forward on the long road towards durable Middle East peace. The signing of normalization agreements between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain is welcome news in the United States and the Gulf region and is the result of years of multilateral efforts. I hope that other countri... Read more

  • DelBene, Marshall, Bucshon, and O’Halleran Applaud CMS for Securing Medicare Payments on Innovative Cancer Therapies
    Posted in Press Releases on September 4, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Seniors

    Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Roger Marshall (KS-01), Larry Bucshon (IN-08), and Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) issued the following statement after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that secures access to groundbreaking cancer treatment. “CMS’ final rule will now fully cover CAR T-cell therapy providing lifesaving access to innovative cancer treatments for America’s seniors. New and existing immunotherapies are part of a rapidly advancing field that is deli... Read more

  • DelBene Leads Calls on U.S. and Canada to Provide Transparency, Flexibility for Point Roberts, Border Communities During COVID-19
    Posted in Press Releases on September 1, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Collin Peterson (MN-07) called on the Canadian government to provide more flexibility and transparency for Americans who reside in the exclave communities of Point Roberts in Washington and the NW Angle in Minnesota. In a letter to the Canadian Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the lawmakers, who represent these two communities geographically separated from the rest of the country, urged the Canadian government to provide more ... Read more

  • DelBene, Walorski, Sewell, Bilirakis, Marshall Support CMS Proposal to Increase Access to Breakthrough Cures
    Posted in Press Releases on August 31, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Seniors

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Jackie Walorski (IN-02), Terri Sewell (AL-07), Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), and Roger Marshall (KS-01) released the following statement after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) announced a proposed rule to streamline Medicare coverage for cutting-edge medical innovations. “We are pleased to see CMS’s proposal to help increase Medicare beneficiaries’ access to cutting-edge, innovative medical breakthroughs. These proposed changes reflect th... Read more

  • DelBene Votes to Save the U.S. Postal Service and Protect Peoples’ Right to Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on August 22, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, with the U.S. Postal Service under assault from the Trump administration, the House passed H.R. 8015, the Delivering for America Act passed with Congresswoman Suzan DelBene’s (WA-01) support. The Delivering for America Act requires the Postal Service to return to the operations and levels of service that were in place on January 1, 2020 throughout the duration of the coronavirus public health emergency and requires all election mail to be treated as First-Class mail. It also provides $25 ... Read more

  • DelBene Continues to Demand Answers from CBP on Iranian Detentions at Border
    Posted in Press Releases on August 21, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Following a briefing by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials on the investigation into the detainment and interrogation of Iranians and Iranian Americans at the Peach Arch Border Crossing in January, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) issued following statement. “In early January of this year, I received reports of more than 60 people of Iranian descent being held for abnormally long periods of time – in some cases up to 12 hours – at the Peace Arch Border crossing. Since then, I have ... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on the Passing of Senator Slade Gorton
    Posted in Press Releases on August 19, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement on the passing of her constituent and former U.S. Senator Slade Gorton. “I am deeply saddened by the news of Senator Slade Gorton’s passing. He was a towering figure in Washington’s political history and left his mark on our state and our country. As is the nature of politics, not everyone agreed with him, but there is not a single person who can deny his intelligence, his skills as a communicator, and his determination ... Read more

  • DelBene Denounces Trump’s Efforts to Undermine the USPS and Sabotage the Election
    Posted in Press Releases on August 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) issued this statement on the recent operational changes made to the USPS by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. “The current administration’s ongoing attack on the Postal Service is a dangerous move that is undermining the very foundation of our democracy. Millions of voters – including President Trump – are opting to vote by mail this year to keep themselves and poll workers healthy and safe. In states like Washington, where vote by mail has been the tried... Read more