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  • House Passes Legislation to Decriminalize Marijuana and Expunge Federal Convictions
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act (H.R. 3884) with the support of Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01). The MORE Act would: Decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. Allow federal marijuana-related convictions and criminal records to be expunged, resentenced, and sealed. Invest in communities that have been disproportionately harmed by the war on drugs. This is the first time either house of Congress has voted t... Read more

  • Reps. DelBene and Schrier Lead WA Delegation in Calling for Worker Protections for Overpaid Benefits
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswomen Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Kim Schrier (WA-08) led the Washington state congressional delegation in asking House leadership to include protections in a future COVID-19 relief package to help unemployed residents in the state. In a letter, the delegation highlighted that families are being forced to pay back money they no longer have as a result of a new administrative requirement. The delegation said, “This new requirement places a heavy administrative burden on states still ... Read more

  • DelBene Elected Chair of Moderate New Democrat Coalition
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) was unanimously elected Chair of the New Democrat Coalition for the 117th Congress. The coalition is comprised of the moderate members of the U.S. House of Representatives who represent the purple districts that are the key to maintaining the Democratic House majority. New Dems will be essential to moving legislation in the next Congress because of their close alignment with the incoming Biden-Harris administration. “The New Democrat Coalition has a uni... Read more

  • Kidney Caucus Welcomes HHS Decision to Improve Organ Procurement Performance and Save Lives
    Posted in Press Releases on November 20, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Congressional Kidney Caucus Co-Chairs, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Larry Bucshon (IN-08), released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) issued a final rule that will increase the number of organ transplants performed each year by holding Organ Procurement Organizations to a higher standard. “As Co-Chairs of the Congressional Kidney Caucus, we welcome HHS finalizing changes to organ transplant accountability rules. These necessary change... Read more

  • Trump Administration Issues Artificial Intelligence Guidance Following DelBene, Olson Urging
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology

    Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Co-Chair of the Women’s High-Tech Coalition, and Pete Olson (TX-22), Co-Chair of the House Artificial Intelligence (AI) Caucus, today commended the White House for releasing guidance that outlines a government-wide approach to how federal agencies can implement AI systems to ensure they are safe and trustworthy. In August, DelBene and Olson led a bipartisan letter to the administration demanding the release of this critical information on AI. The guidance i... Read more

  • DelBene Urges Washington Attorney General to Investigate Allegations of Election Interference at Redmond Post Office
    Posted in Press Releases on October 27, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) called on Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson to investigate allegations of election interference at the Redmond postal processing facility, known as the East DDC. Over the past few months, numerous constituents and workers closely associated with the facility have shared information showing a disturbing pattern of actions that would intentionally slow down the facility’s ability to process mail, which services King County. “I am concerned th... Read more

  • DelBene Demands Answers on Disturbing Reports of Disabled Mail Sorting Machines at Redmond Post Office
    Posted in Press Releases on October 9, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) is demanding answers from the U.S. Postal Service following reports that mail sorting machines at the Redmond Post Office remain disabled, defying a September court order. In a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, DelBene requested the operating status of all delivery bar code sorter (DBCS) machines at the Redmond facility, which are capable of sorting up to 36,000 pieces of mail per hour and are critical to the efficient and timely delivery of mail. “Vet... Read more

  • DelBene, Newhouse Underscore Role of Working Across the Aisle at Cascadia College Forum
    Posted in Press Releases on October 7, 2020 | Preview rr

    Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Dan Newhouse (WA-04) underscored the need for more bipartisanship in Washington, DC, and greater civil discourse in the current polarized atmosphere at a forum hosted by Cascadia College on Monday evening. “It is no surprise that politics has become more divisive in recent years but there is still more that unites us than divides us. My congressional district was described as the most evenly divided in the country when it was created and it is an honor t... Read more

  • DelBene, Sherrill, and Sewell Introduce Legislation to Incentivize Faster COVID-19 Test Results
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), and Terri Sewell (AL-07) introduced the Strictly Pay for Efficient and Expedited Delivery of Your (SPEEDY) COVID-19 Tests Act, legislation that encourages diagnostic laboratories to maximize testing volume and turnaround COVID-19 test results faster. Delivering results faster improves the diagnostic value of the result and can mitigate the spread of the virus by informing individuals sooner allowing then to institute proper is... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on Boeing Moving 787 Dreamliner Production from Washington
    Posted in Press Releases on September 30, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement today after reports that Boeing was planning to move its 787 Dreamliner production line from Washington to South Carolina. “I am deeply disappointed by Boeing’s decision to move its 787 Dreamliner production line out of Washington. “Washington state has been the home to Boeing and the world’s strongest aerospace community for decades. Our highly trained workforce, strong education pipeline, extensive supply chain, significant i... Read more