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  • DelBene Announces Over $214 Million for WA-01 Colleges, Universities, and Students
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced more than $214 million in American Rescue Plan funding available to colleges, universities, and students in Washington’s 1st Congressional District. This funding will help local institutions serve their students safely and address the financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. “The pandemic has taken a toll on students of all ages, and we must ensure that they get the support they need to graduate and succeed,” said DelBene. “These resource... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on First Complaint Under USMCA Rapid Response Mechanism
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement in response to the first complaint filed under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s (USMCA) Rapid Response Labor Mechanism: “The USMCA is a historic trade deal that brought the North American continent closer together and laid the foundation for a 21st century trade policy with workers’ rights as a focal point. The agreement was strengthened by House Democrats with transformative new labor protections and enforcem... Read more

  • DelBene, Larsen Introduce Bill to Add Mount Vernon Court Location to Western District of Washington
    Posted in Press Releases on May 7, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Rick Larsen (WA-02) introduced legislation that would add Mount Vernon as a federal court location in the Western District of Washington. This cost-free change would make it easier for Skagit, Snohomish, and Island County residents to access the federal justice system and attend court. Currently, the Western District of Washington only holds court in Bellingham, Seattle, Tacoma, and Vancouver. “Including Mount Vernon as a federal court would help ... Read more

  • DelBene Announces Opening of American Rescue Plan Grants for Restaurants
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration's Restaurant Revitalization Fund has begun accepting applications. The $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund was established in the American Rescue Plan to help Washington state restaurants, bars, and other food service businesses that have been hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic access much-needed relief. “Restaurants not only support jobs and our regional economy, but they also create communi... Read more

  • DelBene Urges Congress to Close Loopholes Allowing Defense Department to Outsource Key Naval Ship Parts
    Posted in Press Releases on April 29, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) called on Congress to close loopholes that allow the Defense Department to procure naval ship components from foreign sources, circumventing existing law and President Biden’s Buy American directive. In a bipartisan letter to defense appropriators, DelBene and 12 other members of Congress highlight how the Navy approved a design change to a new class of ships to cut costs by outsourcing a key component of the vessels rather than purchasing them from an ... Read more

  • New Dem Chair DelBene Welcomes Biden’s Families Plan, Pledges to Make Child Benefit Permanent
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Chair of the New Democrat Coalition, released the below statement following President Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress. “When families prosper, the nation succeeds. I welcome President Biden’s American Families Plan as a bold framework for how we can invest in better education, health care, and futures for all Americans and recover more quickly from the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The New Democrat Coalition is ready to work wit... Read more

  • DelBene, Kind, LaHood, Walorski Lead 100+ Bipartisan Lawmakers in Calling on USTR to Establish New Tariff Exclusion Process
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2021 | Preview rr

    Leading a bipartisan coalition of over 100 members of Congress, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Ron Kind (WI-03), Darin LaHood (IL-18), and Jackie Walorski (IN-02) called on U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai to establish a new exclusion process that allows American businesses to request relief from the Section 301 tariffs on Chinese imports. At a time when many companies and their workers are struggling because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this new exclusion process would help s... Read more

  • DelBene, DeLauro, Torres, Brown, Booker, and Bennet Statement on Importance of CTC Permanence
    Posted in Press Releases on April 20, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), and Ritchie Torres (NY-15), alongside Senators Sherrod Brown (OH), Cory Booker (NJ), and Michael Bennet (CO) released the following statement on the importance of passing Child Tax Credit (CTC) permanence in Congress: “Expansion of the Child Tax Credit is the most significant policy to come out of Washington in generations, and Congress has an historic opportunity to provide a lifeline to the middle class and to cut child povert... Read more

  • 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