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  • DelBene Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Lower College Textbook Costs
    Posted in Press Releases on September 19, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to help college students save money on textbooks by encouraging the use of low-cost or free digital course materials in higher education. The bill was introduced with Rep. Josh Harder (D-CA) and Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN). The E-BOOK Act – or Electronic Books Opening Opportunity for Knowledge Act – would direct $20 million for the Department of Education to create 10 pilot programs at public institutions throughout the ... Read more

  • DelBene Concludes ‘Suzan Shows Up’ Tour of the Region
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) concluded her ‘Suzan Shows Up’ summer district work period tour with a town hall in Redmond, where she heard from dozens of constituents on the issues that matter most to them and how she can better represent them when she returns to D.C. next week. “The summer district work period always passes so quickly,” said DelBene. “Through town halls in Point Roberts, Lake Stevens, and Redmond, and over 65 meetings and events throughout the region over the last ... Read more

  • DelBene Hosts Roundtable Highlighting Importance of Smart Cities Technologies
    Posted in Press Releases on August 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) continued her “Suzan Shows Up” tour by meeting with local government officials in addition to representatives from private companies and universities to highlight the value of smart cities technologies. DelBene toured the King Country Metro Traffic Control Center and got an up-close look at their traffic grid, followed by a roundtable discussion to see how government, the private sector and others can work together on investing in smart cities. “The Uni... Read more

  • DelBene Announces “Suzan Shows Up” Tour During August
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced her “Suzan Shows Up” tour – a rollout that includes four town halls and other events that will highlight important issues impacting the region, including climate change, technology, and economic security. “Suzan Shows Up” begins this week with a focus on health care. On Monday, DelBene visited the VA hospital in Seattle. She also plans to visit health clinics in Bothell and Redmond, and hold a roundtable focusing on chronic conditions and coor... Read more

  • DelBene Supports Impeachment Inquiry
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) called for an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. “It gives me no pleasure to announce that I am calling for the House of Representatives to begin an impeachment inquiry into the President of the United States. “This decision has weighed heavily on my mind as I have tried to determine the best course of action to take for our country. I read the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Russian interference in our 2016 election, and I watche... Read more

  • DelBene Introduces Legislation to Help American Families Prepare for the Future of Work
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) introduced the Portable Benefits for Independent Workers Pilot Program Act and the Lifelong Learning and Training Account Act – two bills intended to help Americans prepare for the future of work. “With our economy changing at such a rapid pace, workers must have access to the opportunities of tomorrow while still being able to support their families. These two bills are a blueprint for how we give people the chance to learn new skills while ensuring the... Read more

  • DelBene and Katko Introduce “Internet of Things” Legislation to Determine if Spectrum Supply Meets Future Demands
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Congressman John Katko (R-NY) introduced the Internet of Things (IoT) Readiness Act, bipartisan legislation that would direct the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to provide Congress with the data it needs in order to be prepared for the continued growth of IoT devices, and devices that use 5G mobile networks. Whether it be a fitness watch or sensors to monitor traffic, IoT devices require enough spectrum so data, such as time, location, or te... Read more

  • DelBene Applauds Passage of Cadillac Tax Repeal
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Tax Reform

    Today, the House of Representatives passed the Middle-Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019, which repeals the “Cadillac Tax,” a 40% excise tax on the most expensive health care plans which came into existence under the Affordable Care Act. “Everyday families worry far too much about the rising costs of health care. The Cadillac Tax will drive up out-of-pocket costs for nearly half of American workers in just a few short years. While the intended goal of the Cadillac tax was to put downwa... Read more

  • DelBene and Larsen Introduce Bill Adding Mount Vernon Federal Court to Western District of Washington
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Congressman Rick Larsen (WA-02) introduced legislation that would add Mount Vernon as a place of holding court in the Western District of Washington, which would reduce travel distances for many Skagit, Island and Snohomish County residents who currently drive as far as Bellingham for federal court appearances. “This is commonsense legislation that already has the support of numerous judges and attorneys throughout Western Washington. Adding a feder... Read more

  • Kidney Caucus Co-Chairs Support Reforms to Kidney Care
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN), co-chairs of the bipartisan Kidney Caucus, released a statement on the Trump administration’s announcement today on kidney care reforms. “As co-chairs of the Congressional Kidney Caucus we welcome the administration’s efforts to reform kidney care. The goals of increasing the rate of transplants and home dialysis, which are both better options for most patients and better for the sustainability of Medicare as a... Read more