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  • DelBene Secures $10 Billion in Disaster Relief Support for Farmers Following Historic Heatwaves
    Posted in Press Releases on September 21, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) secured critical relief for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural producers impacted by recent heatwaves in the stopgap federal funding legislation that passed the House of Representatives today. The bill would fund the government until December 11, 2021, if passed by the Senate and signed by President Biden. In June, a historic heatwave with temperatures reaching as high as 120 degrees Fahrenheit devastated farmers in the Pacific Northwest. In many instan... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on Continued U.S. Northern Border Closure
    Posted in Press Releases on September 20, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement after the United States extended land and water travel restrictions from Canada through October 21, 2021. “Another month brings another border extension. That means more unpredictability, suffering, and frustration for our border communities. It does not follow the science to say Canadians can fly from Vancouver to Seattle but cannot drive from British Columbia to Whatcom County. It is a disservice to families and busine... Read more

  • DelBene, Schrier, Planned Parenthood Call for Immediate Passage of Federal Abortion Protections
    Posted in Press Releases on September 16, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswomen Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Kim Schrier, MD (WA-08), and Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates – Washington called for the immediate passage of the Women’s Health Protection Act (H.R. 3755), legislation that will protect the right to access abortion across the United States. On September 1, the Supreme Court failed to act and stop enforcement of a radical six-week abortion ban in Texas. With that 5-4 decision, the new conservative Supreme Court majority gave a preview of what ... Read more

  • DelBene Secures Key Benefits for Middle-Class Families in Build Back Better Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement after securing critical middle-class tax provisions in the Ways & Means Committee markup of the Build Back Better Act: “Building back better means focusing on the middle class. From helping put food on the table to producing affordable housing, these provisions will invest in middle-class families and set them up for success. I’m committed to seeing these policies through the House and Senate and getting them to Presiden... Read more

  • DelBene, Beyer Introduce Direct Air Capture Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on September 10, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Science and Technology, Energy

    Today, U.S. Representatives Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Don Beyer (D-VA) introduced the Negate Emissions to Zero (NET Zero) Act, legislation that would substantially increase tax incentives to boost the developing direct air capture industry. DelBene and Beyer serve on the House Committee on Ways and Means, which has jurisdiction over tax policy in the House of Representatives, and which is currently writing clean energy tax incentive provisions in the Build Back Better Act. “Climate change is an e... Read more

  • DelBene, Schweikert Introduce Legislation to Protect American Industry, Workers, and Consumers from Patent Trolls
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and David Schweikert (AZ-06) introduced the Advancing America’s Interests Act, legislation that will help prevent the International Trade Commission (ITC) from being misused. The ITC has the power to ban products from entry into the U.S. marketplace and this power has been persistently abused by patent licensing entities, more commonly known as patent trolls, which buy up patents with the sole intent of using them to extract profits or stifle competit... Read more

  • DelBene, Larson, Beyer Introduce Bill to Spur Development of Clean Hydrogen
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), John B. Larson (CT-01), and Donald Beyer (VA-08) introduced the Clean Hydrogen Production and Investment Tax Credit Act of 2021. This bill would spur the development of clean energy by providing a tax credit to companies that reduce carbon emissions by producing “green” and “blue” hydrogen. By incentivizing the creation of these cleaner fuels we are taking an essential step towards decarbonization. "Climate change is an existential threat to our nati... Read more

  • DelBene, Beyer, Majority of House Dems Push Affordable Housing Expansion in Reconciliation Package
    Posted in Press Releases on August 26, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Housing

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Don Beyer (VA-08) led 111 House Democrats, a majority of the caucus, in urging House leadership to address the nation’s growing affordable housing crisis in the upcoming reconciliation package. In a letter, the lawmakers ask that the bipartisan, bicameral Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (H.R. 2573) be included in the legislation. The bill would help address the affordable housing crisis by building or preserving an estimated 2 million mo... Read more

  • House Democrats Advance Key Pieces of President Biden’s Economic and Civil Rights Agenda
    Posted in Press Releases on August 24, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed historic legislation key to President Biden’s economic and civil rights agenda with Congresswoman Suzan DelBene’s (WA-01) support. House lawmakers approved a budget outline that is the first step in unlocking the reconciliation process that will allow Democrats to advance President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda with a simple majority in both chambers. The resolution instructs various House and Senate committees to write legislation that will be ... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on Continued U.S. Northern Border Closure
    Posted in Press Releases on August 20, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement after the United States extended land and water travel restrictions from Canada through September 21, 2021. “The United States’ decision to extend the northern border closure by another month is wrong and misguided. Over the past year and a half, we have asked our border communities to put their economies and lives on hold to combat this virus. Asking them to wait another month is a lifetime for them. Why can fully vacci... Read more