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  • DelBene Highlights Economic Impact of Local Startups During Daylong Tour
    Posted in Press Releases on August 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Science and Technology

    To celebrate "Startup Week Across America," Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) visited yesterday with local startups in the greater Seattle area to draw greater attention to the importance startups have on job creation and the economy. DelBene and other members of Congress are visiting local businesses this week across a variety of sectors to discuss the economic impact startups have on the nation. “It was exciting to meet with these amazing startups and learn more about what they do. Our regio... Read more

  • DelBene Interviews Gold Star Mother as Part of Veterans History Project
    Posted in Press Releases on August 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene hosted a Veterans History Project reception at North Creek High School in Bothell to record the stories of the brave men and women who have served our country, as well as those of their loved ones. “We have a responsibility to ensure the painful sacrifices made to protect our families and freedoms are never forgotten,” DelBene said. “I’m honored to team up with the Library of Congress to help preserve the stories of First District veterans and their families fo... Read more

  • Bipartisan Members of Congress Announce “Startup Week Across America”
    Posted in Press Releases on August 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today marks the beginning of Startup Week Across America. This week, a bipartisan coalition of House members will draw attention to the important role startups play in our economy and how we can help support their efforts to grow and succeed. In 2015, startup firms created 2.5 million jobs, roughly 15 percent of all new job creation that year. In 2017, startups represented almost 9.5 percent of all private sector firms in the United States. Firms less than a year old and with 10 or fewer employe... Read more

  • DelBene Hands Out Summer Meals to Kids in Kirkland
    Posted in Press Releases on August 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Rep. Suzan DelBene joined the YMCA of Greater Seattle to pass out lunches to children from low-income families as part of their Summer Meals Program. The event took place at Kingsgate Library in Kirkland. Every child in attendance received a meal, and accompanying parents were given a snack. “No child should be forced to skip meals or go to bed hungry just because school is not in session. While school breaks for summer, a child’s need for nutritional food does not. We need to ensure ever... Read more

  • Reps. DelBene, Levin, Kind and Higgins Warn USTR Against Violating Trade Promotional Authority
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, U.S. Reps. DelBene, Levin, Kind and Higgins warned United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer against violating Trade Promotional Authority. This comes after reports that the Trump Administration working to negotiate a bilateral trade agreement with Mexico. A joint statement from the lawmakers is below: “Given the volatility already caused by President Trump’s reckless trade policies, it is critical for Ambassador Lighthizer to consult with Congress if the Administration intends... Read more

  • DelBene Joins Clyburn on Introduction of the Restoring Tax Credits For Affordable Housing Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene joined U.S. House Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (SC) in introducing the Restoring Tax Credits for Affordable Housing Act. The Restoring Tax Credits for Affordable Housing Act will restore the 235,000 affordable housing units projected to be lost over the next ten years as a result of the GOP Tax Scam, and the package of bills would dramatically improve access to affordable housing across all income groups. Specifically, the Restoring Tax Credits... Read more

  • DelBene Condemns Republican Attacks on Women During Press Conference on Women’s Health and Economic Empowerment
    Posted in Press Releases on July 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) hosted a press conference on women’s health and economic empowerment with Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington and Moms Rising to highlight how the constant attacks on women from President Trump and House Republicans are impacting American families. DelBene and her fellow speakers defended a woman’s right to choose and spoke passionately about equal pay for equal work, access to child care, paid family leave and fighting discrimination. “Women... Read more

  • DelBene Introduces Legislation to Invest in Small Fruit Research
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) introduced legislation that would amend the Specialty Crop Research Initiative to provide $2.5 million annually to support research for berry and grape crops. This funding would address the challenges and emerging needs for Washington state farmers. “Agriculture is a vital, thriving part of Washington state’s economy. The First Congressional District has more than 4,000 farms that supply restaurants, markets and our local communities.... Read more

  • DelBene Introduces Legislation to Aid American Workers Harmed by Trump Administration’s Trade War
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene introduced legislation that would offer assistance to American workers who may lose their jobs because of the tariffs on American goods put in place by some of our largest trading partners in reaction to President Trump’s tariff blitz. Her bill is cosponsored by Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI), Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL) and Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA). Currently, Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) provides federal assistance to workers who have been displaced due to import co... Read more

  • DelBene Blasts House Republicans Over Bill Attacking Women’s Health and Stripping Millions of Premium Subsidies
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene sharply criticized a Republican-led bill that would take away premium tax credits from millions of hard-working, middle class Americans if their plan covers comprehensive women’s health, including abortion services. During a House Ways and Means Committee markup, DelBene offered an amendment to strike down language prohibiting premium tax credits for health plans that cover abortion services. Her amendment is in response to H.R. 6311, introduced by Rep. Peter R... Read more