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  • DelBene’s Landslide Bill Clears House Natural Resources Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on December 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Natural Resources Committee passed with unanimous support Congresswoman Suzan DelBene’s (WA-01) National Landslide Preparedness Act – a bipartisan, bicameral bill she introduced earlier this year with Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA). “Lawmakers need to do more to ensure we fund resources and research efforts to prevent future natural disasters from becoming national tragedies,” DelBene said. “It is time that landslide hazards are addresse... Read more

  • President Signs DelBene, Herrera Beutler’s Fix for Child Abuse Survivors Into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump today signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2018, which included part of Congresswomen Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Jaime Herrera Beutler’s (WA-03) Child Abuse Accountability Enhancement Act (H.R. 1103), closing a legal loophole that denies justice for some survivors of child abuse. “Anyone who falls victim to physical, sexual or emotional violence — particularly children — deserves the opportunity to seek justice, regardless of who abu... Read more

  • Cantwell, DelBene to FCC Chairman: “Abandon Your Ill-Conceived & Rash Plan to Dismantle the Strong and Robust Net Neutrality Rules”
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology

    SEATTLE – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) sent a letter to Federal Communications Commissioner Ajit Pai urging him to do his job and drop his misguided attempt at repealing net neutrality rules. “Undoing the existing strong net neutrality rules will harm our economy and is the exact opposite of the FCC’s mission to protect the public interest and promote access to networks,” said Sen. Cantwell and Rep. DelBene. “The future of the internet is at r... Read more

  • DelBene Introduces Bill Eliminating Corporate Tax Breaks that Protect Perpetrators of Sexual Misconduct
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today introduced legislation that would eliminate tax breaks that currently allow corporations to deduct expenses associated with instances of sexual misconduct by their employees. “It is coming into sharp focus that for too long settlements have been paid by powerful figures to victims of sexual misconduct in exchange for their signing non-disclosure agreements, keeping perpetrators’ reputations intact and company names out of headlines. Th... Read more

  • DelBene’s Landslide Bill Receives House Committee Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a hearing on Congresswoman Suzan DelBene’s (WA-01) National Landslide Preparedness Act – a bipartisan, bicameral bill she introduced earlier this year with Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA). “Lawmakers need to do more to ensure we fund resources and research efforts to prevent future natural disasters from becoming national tragedies,” DelBene said. “It is time that landsli... Read more

  • DelBene Supports Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training, Calls for Further Action
    Posted in Press Releases on November 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today supported a House measure requiring members of Congress and staff to complete anti-harassment training. H.Res. 630 passed by voice vote. “I don’t care if you’re a Member of Congress, a Supreme Court Justice or the President of the United States – we should have a zero tolerance policy for sexual harassment in our government – just as we should in every aspect of society,” DelBene said. “There should absolutely be mandatory anti-harassm... Read more

  • DelBene, Issa Release Report Highlighting How the FCC Could Do More to Ensure Devices Work in the IoT Age
    Posted in Press Releases on November 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) released a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report they requested a year ago on issues that could arise related to wireless spectrum and increased use of the Internet of Things (IoT). The report is entitled “Internet of Things: FCC Should Track Growth to Ensure Sufficient Spectrum Remains Available,” and it addresses spectrum challenges related to IoT, how the federal government plans for IoT’s... Read more

  • DelBene Marks Small Business Saturday
    Posted in Press Releases on November 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    SNOHOMISH – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today marked Small Business Saturday by holiday shopping at locally-owned small businesses in Washington’s First District. “Growing up, my parents owned a toy store, so I know how important holiday shopping can be for a small retailer. Small Business Saturday is a great opportunity to show our support for local shops.” DelBene said. “By focusing on efforts that help our small businesses and local industries succeed, we’ll be able to create and grow... Read more

  • DelBene to Introduce Bill Eliminating Corporate Tax Breaks that Protect Perpetrators of Sexual Misconduct
    Posted in Press Releases on November 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today announced plans to introduce legislation when Congress returns that would eliminate tax breaks that currently allow corporations to deduct expenses associated with instances of sexual misconduct by their employees. “It is coming into sharp focus that for too long settlements have been paid by powerful figures to victims of sexual misconduct in exchange for their signing non-disclosure agreements, keeping perpetrators’ reputations intac... Read more

  • Congresswoman Suzan DelBene Delivers Weekly Democratic Address
    Posted in Press Releases on November 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene of Washington, member of the House Ways and Means Committee, delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. In this week’s address, DelBene condemned House Republicans’ GOP Tax Scam which raise taxes for 36 million middle-class families while giving tax cuts to corporations and the wealthy few. Video and audio of the Weekly Democratic Address can be downloaded here. Below is a full transcript of the address: “Hi, I’m Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, and I rep... Read more