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  • DelBene, Washington Delegation Call for Tax Deadline Delay Related to COVID-19
    Posted in Press Releases on March 11, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and members of the Washington congressional delegation urged the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to extend the tax filing deadline in light of the COVID-19 outbreak in Washington state. “We request that the IRS use its authority, immediately, under the Internal Revenue Code to extend the time for filing any return for six months and provide relief from certain filing and payment penalties for taxpayers and communities affected by the COVID-19,” DelBene s... Read more

  • DelBene, Blumenauer, and Raskin Introduce Legislation to Protect Elections During COVID-19 and other Public Health Crises
    Posted in Press Releases on March 11, 2020 | Preview rr

    Reps. Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today introduced the Resilient Elections During Quarantines and Natural Disasters Act of 2020. This legislation addresses the threat COVID-19 poses to 2020 elections by requiring states and localities to create and administer plans to operate their elections in the event of quarantines advised by public health and government officials. The legislation also requires states to offer all voters the ability to vote by absent... Read more

  • Reps. DelBene, Kilmer Call for an Immediate Response to Washington’s Additional COVID-19 Needs
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Congressman Derek Kilmer (WA-06) led a bipartisan effort by the Washington congressional delegation calling on the Trump administration to immediately fulfill Washington state’s additional needs to combat the COVID-19 outbreak. “Ongoing support at the highest levels of the U.S. government is critical to our state’s ability to respond to this epidemic,” lawmakers say in a letter to Vice President Pence, the administration’s lead on COVID-19. “We reco... Read more

  • Rep. DelBene Tours Hospital Caring for COVID-19 Patients, Calls for Additional Needs to be Met
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene toured EvergreenHealth, the health system caring for many of the COVID-19 patients, to discuss its ongoing needs as the facility manages the outbreak. “I want to thank the staff and leadership at EvergreenHealth who have been working around the clock over the past week, alongside our local public health officials, to aid people in our community,” said Congresswoman DelBene. “I will continue working to make sure the federal government is providing the support an... Read more

  • Rep. DelBene Secures Immediate $11.5 Million for Washington Public Health Departments in COVID-19 Emergency Funding Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 4, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene released the following statement on the House emergency funding bill to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19). “I am pleased to see robust funding for state and local public health departments, which have collectively spent millions of dollars to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak in Washington state. In the absence of any medical countermeasures for COVID-19, mitigating the spread of the virus through public health efforts is our best hope to keep communities sa... Read more

  • DelBene Calls for Swift Action to Provide Necessary Resources to Local Health Agencies Combatting Coronavirus
    Posted in Press Releases on February 29, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene released the following statement in response to the continued spread of the coronavirus. “I am deeply saddened by the news of a death in King County today from the coronavirus, and I extend my condolences to his family and loved ones. I will continue to actively monitor the spread of the virus as new cases are identified in Washington state and across the country. “I commend state and local health officials for their frontline work monitoring, preventing, and m... Read more

  • DelBene Introduces Legislation to Support American Manufacturers and Build a Clean Economy
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) introduced H.Res.828, the Resolution on the Environmental Goods Agreement, which would direct the Trump administration to restart and conclude negotiations on the Environmental Goods Agreement. 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 key environmental goods like wind turbines, water treatment filter... Read more

  • DelBene to Bring Local Diabetes Patient and Health Care Advocate to State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Congresswoman DelBene has announced that Dana VanBuecken – a patient with type 1 diabetes from Kenmore who has dedicated her life to researching diabetes and advocating for a cure – will be her guest at the State of the Union Address on Tuesday. VanBuecken, a mother of four, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 13 years ago, and attended an event last year hosted by DelBene and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to promote the Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3). As a research nurse practitioner and member ... Read more

  • DelBene Issues Statement on Meeting with CBP Officials
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, National Security

    Today, Congresswoman DelBene and Congresswoman Jayapal met with officials from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to discuss the multiple cases of Iranian Americans being detained and questioned at length while entering the US from Canada at the Blaine Peace Arch crossing in January and the recently leaked CBP memo directing CBP agents to discriminate specifically against individuals of Iranian descent. “We met with the Director of Field Operations and Chief of Staff of the Seattle Field Office... Read more

  • Washington Democratic House Members Comment on Report that CBP Targeted Iranian-Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, National Security

    Today, members of Washington’s Democratic delegation in the House of Representatives issued a joint statement after an internal memo from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shows Iranian-Americans and others were deliberately targeted for detainment at the Blaine Peace Arch crossing in early January. The Washington Democratic delegation includes Representatives Suzan DelBene, Rick Larsen, Derek Kilmer, Kim Schrier, M.D., Denny Heck, Adam Smith, and Pramila Jayapal. “This latest news is dee... Read more