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  • 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

  • DelBene Introduces Resolution Marking June 26th “LGBTQ Equality Day”
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) introduced a resolution to recognize June 26 as “LGBTQ Equality Day” across the United States. The resolution honors the anniversary of three landmark Supreme Court victories for LGBTQ Americans. “Since 2003, our nation has seen the LGBTQ community win momentous Supreme Court victories, three of which were handed down on June 26. Those victories include the decriminalization of same-sex couples, overturning of the Defense of Marriage Act, and marriage eq... Read more

  • DelBene and DeLauro Child Tax Credit Expansion Advances Out of Ways & Means Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, the Ways and Means Committee marked up the Economic Mobility Act of 2019, which included substantive provisions from Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro’s (D-CT) legislation, the American Family Act. These provisions would dramatically expand the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and create a young child tax credit to help lift the most vulnerable children and families in our country out of poverty. According to a Columbia University study, these provisions alone would ... Read more

  • DelBene, LaHood Urge Mnuchin and Lighthizer to Protect U.S. Digital Trade Interests
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL), co-chairs of the Digital Trade Caucus, sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, urging them to take action in response to France’s proposal to impose discriminatory taxes on digital services. “The French tax on digital services will disproportionately affect U.S. technology exporters by setting a threshold that effectively carves out all French competitors,” wrote DelB... Read more

  • DelBene, Kelly, Marshall and Bera Lead Bipartisan Legislation that Helps Medicare Patients by Reducing Prior Authorization Barriers
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Reps. Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Mike Kelly (R-PA), Roger Marshall (R-KS), and Ami Bera (D-CA) introduced H.R. 3107, the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of 2019, which would improve delivery of care by streamlining and standardizing prior authorization in Medicare Advantage, while also providing much needed oversight and transparency of health insurance for America’s seniors. Prior authorization is a tool used by insurers to reduce spending through improper payments and unnecessar... Read more

  • Cantwell, DelBene, Bipartisan Colleagues Introduce New Legislation to Combat Affordable Housing Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on June 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Housing

    As Washington state and the country continue to grapple with an affordable housing and homelessness crisis, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and U.S. Representative Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today introduced legislation to increase investment in affordable housing and provide more resources and stronger protections for at-risk groups. “It doesn’t matter whether you’re in Spokane or Walla Walla, whether you’re in Yakima or Vancouver, we have a housing crisis in the state of Washington,” said Senato... Read more

  • House Passes DelBene’s Legislation to Protect Communities from Landslides
    Posted in Press Releases on June 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene is pleased to announce that the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1261, the National Landslide Preparedness Act. The bill passed by voice vote and now goes to the Senate. “This victory has been a long time coming for the victims, families, friends and the entire Oso community, and honors our commitment to do everything possible to ensure we have the tools to help prevent these types of disasters. None of us will ever forget March 22, 2014, when a tragic land... Read more

  • DelBene Holds Press Conference Denouncing Abortion Laws Attacking Women
    Posted in Press Releases on May 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene joined Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington and MomsRising in support of the Women’s Health Protection Act, which was introduced in the House of Representatives last week in response to a series of states passing laws attacking a woman’s right to choose, including Alabama’s law which outlaws abortion even in cases of rape or incest. The press conference took place at Planned Parenthood in Seattle. DelBene is a cosponsor of the legislation. The Women’... Read more

  • Congressional Aluminum Caucus Announces Support for the Removal of Tariffs
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Co-Chairs of the Congressional Aluminum Caucus, Rep. Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN-08), Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA-01), Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH-06), and Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA-02) applaud the removal of the Section 232 aluminum tariffs that have caused unintended consequences for the domestic aluminum industry. The Aluminum Caucus has worked tirelessly in seeking the removal of the tariffs, without quotas, on Canada and Mexico since their implementation. “I am pleased the administration has ... Read more