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  • DelBene, Pocan, & Schakowsky Applaud Biden Reversal on Fetal Tissue Ban
    Posted in Press Releases on April 16, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Science and Technology

    Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Mark Pocan (WI-02), and Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) released the following statement in response to the Biden administration’s reversal of the Trump-era prohibitions on the use of fetal tissue in biomedical research. “We applaud the Biden administration and Secretary Xavier Becerra for prioritizing science and reversing the Trump administration’s arbitrary barriers to both extramural and intramural researchers on the use of fetal tissue in scientific research,” ... Read more

  • DelBene, Cantwell Legislation Would Build Millions of New Affordable Housing Units Nationwide, 66,000 in Washington
    Posted in Press Releases on April 15, 2021 | Preview rr

    As thousands of Washingtonians are experiencing housing insecurity and communities around the state are facing affordable housing shortages and high levels of homelessness, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Senator Maria Cantwell (WA) today introduced legislation to increase investments in affordable housing, build tens of thousands of new affordable housing units around the country, and provide more resources and stronger protections for at-risk groups. The Affordable Housing Credit Impro... Read more

  • Dems Call on Biden Administration to Reverse Trump Fetal Tissue Ban
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Science and Technology

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), and Mark Pocan (WI-02) called on the Biden administration to immediately revoke Trump-era bureaucratic hurdles that effectively prohibit the use of fetal tissue in biomedical research. In a letter to U.S. Health & Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, 26 House Democratic lawmakers underscored the immense value that fetal tissue research adds to advancing scientific and medical knowledge. “The previous administration’s restr... Read more

  • DelBene Announces Launch of Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program
    Posted in Press Releases on April 8, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program has begun accepting applications. This funding is available through the American Rescue Plan to support Washington state small businesses and workers. The program includes a total of over $16 billion in resources for shuttered venues such as performing arts centers, movie theaters, and museums. “Venues have been hit uniquely hard by this pandemic,” sai... Read more

  • DelBene Introduces Legislation to Encourage Green Economy & Manufacturing
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Energy

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) introduced a resolution with Representatives Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Don Beyer (VA-08), Terri Sewell (AL-07), and Ron Kind (WI-03) to direct the Biden administration to restart and conclude negotiations on the Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA). The EGA negotiations are designed to incentivize a greener global economy by eliminating tariffs globally on a range of environmental products, like wind turbines, solar water heaters, and bicycles. These negoti... Read more

  • DelBene Announces Over $80 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding for WA-01 Community Health Centers
    Posted in Press Releases on March 31, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced that seven Community Health Centers across Washington’s 1st Congressional District will receive over $80 million in American Rescue Plan funds to expand their COVID-19 vaccination and treatment programs. These funds are part of a $6 billion investment in federally recognized Community Health Centers that will expand access to vaccines in underserved communities. Community Health Centers in Washington’s 1st District that are receiving funds inc... Read more

  • DelBene Releases Updated COVID-19 Resource Guides to Help Navigate American Rescue Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released an updated series of resources guides to help families, small businesses, and communities navigate benefits provided by the American Rescue Plan, a historic $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021. DelBene released guides that are specific to: Agriculture Employment Health Care Higher Education K-12 Education Mayors and Cities Mental Health Nonprofits Small Businesses Tribes Veterans The guides... Read more

  • DelBene Announces $972 Million for WA-01 Towns, Counties, School Districts from American Rescue Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced that local governments and school districts in Washington’s 1st Congressional District will receive an estimated $972 million collectively from the American Rescue Plan that President Biden signed into law last week. The American Rescue Plan includes $362 billion for state, local, and tribal governments to continue paying essential workers like public health officials, police officers, and firefighters and make up for lost resources from the C... Read more

  • DelBene Introduces National Consumer Data Privacy Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on March 10, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) introduced the Information Transparency and Personal Data Control Act, legislation that would create a national data privacy standard to protect our most personal information and bring our laws into the 21st Century. Currently there is no federal data privacy law, resulting in states pursuing their own consumer privacy policies. However, in our digital world, a patchwork of different state laws will lead to confusion for people and businesses. A nationa... Read more

  • Congress Sends Historic COVID-19 Relief Bill to President Biden
    Posted in Press Releases on March 10, 2021 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement after the final House passage of the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that will bolster our public health response, mount a national vaccination program, and provide direct relief to workers, families, and communities across the country. “The American people sent us to DC to provide more support for our communities, and a Democratic Congress is delivering with historic legislation that meets the sca... Read more