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  • 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

  • DelBene Hosts Discussion on GOP Health Care Sabotage
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene held a discussion with Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler and constituents to talk about the impacts of the Republican sabotage of our nation’s health care system. Topics included the actions taken by the administration to that have increased premiums, the threats to people living with pre-existing conditions, the uncertainty in individual markets caused by the Trump administration, and the need to find solutions to rising costs. “From House Republicans’ shor... Read more

  • DelBene Unveils Proposal to Regulate Consumer Privacy in Financial Times Op-Ed
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) announced that she has drafted legislation that would change the way individuals’ private information is protected. In an op-ed published by the Financial Times, Rep. DelBene outlined her proposal, which has already received valuable input from consumer advocacy groups and tech companies. “As a former Microsoft executive and a former chief executive of a technology company, I understand that consumers, policymakers and the private sector share responsibi... Read more

  • DelBene Denounces Supreme Court’s Travel Ban Decision, Vows to Fight Back Against Ruling that Undermines Freedom of Religion
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene issued the following statement shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s travel ban directed at citizens of predominately Muslim nations. “I am deeply disappointed in the Supreme Court’s decision. As Justice Sotomayor said in her dissent, President Trump’s ‘policy now masquerades behind a façade of national security concerns,’ when we all know that he once championed this policy as a means of discriminating openly against Muslims,” said DelB... Read more

  • House Passes DelBene Bills to Address Opioid Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    This week, the House of Representatives passed several bills to help address the opioid crisis, including two bipartisan bills introduced by Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) – the Expanding Oversight of Opioid Prescribing and Payment Act (H.R. 5273) and the Combatting Opioid Abuse for Care in Hospitals (COACH) Act (H.R. 5774). Both of these bills are included in the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6) which is the House’s comprehensive opioid legislation which passed the House on... Read more

  • DelBene Issues Statement on Supreme Court Decision Regarding Online Sales Taxes
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Tax Reform

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) made the following statement shortly after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of allowing states to collect sales taxes on online purchases in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. “I am very pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision to abandon the outdated physical presence rule set by Quill. As in so many other areas, technology has evolved faster than the law and left us with at times bizarre, unfair results. This is a big win for local brick-and-mortar retaile... Read more

  • In Case You Missed It: “Local immigrants, lawmaker blast Trump administration over new asylum rules”
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    On Monday, Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA) joined asylees, immigration lawyers and advocates to rally against the Trump administration’s orders to no longer process asylum requests for victims of domestic or gang violence. DelBene was joined by Maikol Alvarado, a recent high school graduate who came to the U.S. with his mother and three siblings from Honduras after their father was killed by gang violence. Maikol is about to start college. Another young woman sought asylum from Mexico after her husban... Read more

  • DelBene, Reichert, Cantwell, Murray, Washington Colleagues Urge USTR to Address Trade Retaliation Affecting Washington's Economy
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Representative Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Representative Dave Reichert (WA-08), Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) led a bipartisan group of Members of Congress from Washington State urging the United States Trade Representative (USTR), Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, to address retaliation by our trading partners in response to the Administration’s placement of tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. The letter high... Read more