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  • DelBene Closes Shipbuilding Loophole in Defense Authorization Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 15, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, the U.S. Congress approved the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that includes a provision championed by Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) to close a loophole that enabled the Navy to purchase a critical ship component from foreign sources, circumventing the law and President Biden’s Buy America directive. DelBene’s fix will protect the sole remaining U.S. supplier of anchor chain, bring jobs back to Washington state, and ensure we can manufacture this critical defense comp... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on Supreme Court’s Texas Abortion Ban Ruling
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson on the Texas abortion ban. “Abortion rights are under unrelenting assault in this country. Today's Supreme Court ruling on the Texas abortion ban makes one thing absolutely clear - the Senate needs to immediately pass the Women’s Health Protection Act and send it to President Biden so these rights are enshrined into law for all Americans.” Read more

  • DelBene Leads the Call for Enhanced Campaign Cybersecurity in Democracy Reform Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Protecting Our Democracy Act (H.R. 5314) that contains an amendment spearheaded by Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01). The Protecting Our Democracy Act is landmark democracy reform legislation that would help prevent presidential abuse of power and reinforce our Constitutional system of checks and balances. DelBene’s amendment would help enhance cybersecurity across political campaigns and protect personal data collected. “Protecting our democ... Read more

  • DelBene Announces WA-01 Winner of 2021 Congressional App Challenge
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced the winner of the 2021 Congressional App Challenge from Washington’s 1st Congressional District. The winning app, DermDetect, was created by Soham Bhosale from Bothell High School. Bhosale designed an initial screening tool for users concerned about potentially cancerous and abnormal skin lesions. The app analyzes lesions, provides recommendations, and documents abnormal skin growth by reminding users to take follow-up pictures over time. It a... Read more

  • House Passes Historic Investment in American Families and Economy
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, the House of Representatives, with Congresswoman Suzan DelBene’s (WA-01) support, passed the Build Back Better Act, a once-in-a-generation investment that will create jobs, grow our economy, and uplift families. As the Vice Chair of the powerful Ways and Means Committee and Chair of the New Democrat Coalition, DelBene was a key player throughout negotiations and helped shape this bill with her priorities. “With the Build Back Better Act, we are making smart investments that will grow our ... Read more

  • DelBene Helps Secure $22.1 Million for Granite Falls Bridge Replacement
    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced that with her support Snohomish County was awarded a $22.1 million grant to replace the Granite Falls Bridge #102 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). The Granite Falls Bridge #102 is an essential part of the roadways that serve the communities of Granite Falls, Verlot, Robe Valley, and Silverton in Snohomish County. The bridge replacement will expand recreation and tourism by providing direct access to the Mount Baker-Snoqualmi... Read more

  • DelBene ‘Breakthrough’ Legislation Included in CURES 2.0 Package
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2021 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) welcomed the inclusion of legislation that she introduced to expand patients’ access to breakthrough medical devices in the bipartisan CURES 2.0 Act introduced by Representatives Diana DeGette (CO-01) and Fred Upton (MI-06) today. The Ensuring Patient Access to Critical Breakthrough Products Act (H.R. 4043), which DelBene introduced with Representatives Jackie Walorski (IN-02), Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), Terri Sewell (AL-07), and Upton, woul... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on Flooding in Western Washington
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement on the historic flooding throughout Western Washington. “My heart is with the communities and families that are being devastated by flooding across Western Washington. I want to commend the emergency responders and local officials working around the clock to preserve lives and property during this incredibly difficult time. “Climate change is making these once-in-a-generation floods a more frequent reality for our state.... Read more

  • Congress Passes Transformational Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 5, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Transportation

    Today, the House of Representatives passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684) with the support of Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01). This bipartisan legislation makes critical investments in infrastructure across the country to address deteriorating roads and bridges, achieve universal broadband, modernize public transit, and tackle climate change. “Addressing our nation’s crumbling infrastructure and helping create good-paying union jobs is a top priority for Democrats and... Read more

  • DelBene, Jayapal Demand Public Apology, Report from CBP on January 2020 Iranian-American Detention Incident
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Today, Congresswomen Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) demanded a formal apology from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for the January 2020 detention and increased scrutiny of Iranian-Americans at the Peace Arch Border Crossing in Blaine in DelBene’s district. In a letter to Acting CBP Commissioner Troy Miller, the lawmakers also requested the publication of an internal report detailing the incident and public renunciation of the agency’s actions. On January 5, 2020, more... Read more