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  • DelBene Praises Passage of Historic COVID-19 Relief Package
    Posted in Press Releases on March 27, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) praised the passage of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (H.R. 748), a $2 trillion relief package that will protect Washington state families, workers, and small businesses, and ensure our health care system has the resources it needs to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are meeting a historic moment with historic action. Washington state has been facing this pandemic since the beginning and Congress must provide the hardest... Read more

  • DelBene, Delegation Call on Trump Administration to Send More Ventilators to Washington, Develop National Production Strategy
    Posted in Press Releases on March 25, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) led the Washington congressional delegation in calling for the Trump administration to expeditiously fulfill Governor Jay Inslee’s request for 1,000 additional ventilators from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS). “This request is of the utmost urgency as Washington state has disproportionately fewer ventilators and disproportionately more COVID-19 cases than the rest of nation,” said the lawmakers in a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (... Read more

  • Reps. DelBene, Kind, Sewell Push for Tariff Relief Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, House Committee on Ways and Means members Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Congressman Ron Kind (WI-03), and Congresswoman Terri Sewell (AL-07) sent a letter to United States Trade Representative Ambassador Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross urging expedited processing of tariff exclusion requests and if warranted temporary suspension of tariffs on certain goods. Tariff relief will reduce disruptions for existing supply chains and provide economic relief for our c... Read more

  • DelBene, McMorris Rodgers, Blumenauer Lead Pacific Northwest Delegation in Calling for More Ventilators to be Sent to Region, Produced Nationally
    Posted in Press Releases on March 20, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), and Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) led 17 members of Congress from the Pacific Northwest in calling for more ventilators to be sent to the region as it continues to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, and for the administration to develop a national manufacturing goal for new ventilators. “Our hospitals across the region have grown more concerned that in a short time they will be overwhelmed with COVID-19 pa... Read more

  • DelBene, Eshoo, Wyden Urge White House to Protect Privacy in Coronavirus Response
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswomen Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Anna Eshoo (CA-18) and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) sent a letter to President Trump and Vice President Pence urging them to abide by privacy principles when collecting sensitive health and location data from tech companies. “Because location and health data are some of the most private types of information about any individual, we urge you to implement procedures to protect the privacy of Americans,” DelBene and her colleagues said. “We support bold me... Read more

  • DelBene, DeLauro Call for Expanded Child Tax Credit in Third Coronavirus Response Package
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), sponsors of the American Family Act, called on House Leadership to include an expanded, fully refundable Child Tax Credit (CTC), as well as a “lookback provision” for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit to prevent families from paying more in taxes next year due to the expansion. “While expanding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Unemployment Insurance are critical first steps ... Read more

  • DelBene Votes to Support Families Impacted by COVID-19
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) voted to support the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) which will provide support to families, first responders, and small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak in Washington and across the country. The legislation includes: Free coronavirus testing for everyone who needs a test, including the uninsured Paid emergency leave requiring employers to provide two weeks paid sick days and up to three months of paid family and medical ... Read more

  • Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act Secures Support from Majority of House
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2020 | Preview rr

    A bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives now support the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (AHCIA), H.R. 3077, a bill sponsored by Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01). The AHCIA strengthens and expands the Housing Credit, our nation’s most effective and successful tool for building and preserving affordable housing. In total, 221 members of Congress are now cosponsors of the bill. The Housing Credit has financed 3.2 million affordable homes and served 7.4 million low-in... Read more

  • DelBene Climate Legislation Endorsed by New Democrat Coalition
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene’s (WA-01) Resolution on the Environmental Goods Agreement (H.Res. 828) was endorsed by the New Democrat Coalition (NDC). The NDC is the largest Democratic ideological caucus with over one hundred members, which makes up more than forty percent of the Democratic Caucus. The Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) negotiations were first initiated in 2014 by 14 World Trade Organization (WTO) members, including the United States, with the goal of removing tariffs on e... Read more

  • DelBene Calls for End to Public Charge Policy
    Posted in Press Releases on March 11, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) joined Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) and 41 other members of Congress to urge the Trump administration to reconsider its “public charge” rule in light of the COVI-19 outbreak. “Normally, I would call the public charge rule callous but in light of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak the policy is also dangerous and shortsighted,” said Rep. DelBene. “Discouraging people from seeking needed care or getting tested only puts more Americans at risk. The administra... Read more