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  • DeLauro, DelBene, Torres Welcome President’s Support for Permanently Expanding the Child Tax Credit
    Posted in Press Releases on March 4, 2021 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Suzan DelBene (WA-01), and Ritchie Torres (NY-15) issued the following statement after President Biden signaled his support for permanently expanding and improving the Child Tax Credit. “While we wholeheartedly support the American Rescue Plan’s one-year expansion of the Child Tax Credit to get relief to families struggling during the COVID-19 crisis, we must make this change permanent as we build back better from this pandemic. We cannot lift children ... Read more

  • DelBene Urges Congress to Take Up National Data Privacy Legislation as States Move on Their Own
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2021 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement on the signing of Virginia’s consumer data privacy legislation into law, becoming the second state to do so. “We need a national consumer data privacy standard that brings our laws into the 21st Century. In the face of congressional inaction, states are understandably going at this on their own to protect their residents in our digital age, including California and Virginia with others following suit. Without a national standar... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on House Passage of National Policing Reform Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2021 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement on the passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act in the U.S. House of Representatives and the urgent need for national policing reform in America. “We as a nation must reckon with how our institutions continue to sustain generations-old inequality and racism. Black Americans face disproportionate violence and too often, this violence is at the hands of police. Through the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, we start... Read more

  • House Passes Transformational Democracy Reform Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement on the passage of the For The People Act (H.R. 1) in the House of Representatives: “Our responsibility as members of Congress is to ensure that the American people have trust in our democratic process and equitable access to the ballot box. This historic pro-democracy reform bill will curb the influence of dark money in campaign finance, hold our elected officials to a higher standard, and implement crucial voting rights... Read more

  • DelBene Shapes American Rescue Plan’s Focus on Families and Workers
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives, with Congresswoman Suzan DelBene’s (WA-01) support, passed the American Rescue Plan, a sweeping relief bill that will help local communities combat the COVID-19 pandemic and give additional resources to workers and families during this difficult time. “My district, where the first known cases and deaths of COVID-19 were identified, has been combatting this virus for over a year now. Our communities need more support and this legislation shows that relief... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on Passage of Key Civil Rights Protections for LGBTQ Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on February 25, 2021 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement on the passage of the Equality Act (H.R. 5) in the U.S. House of Representatives today. “For far too long, LGBTQ Americans have faced discrimination in their day-to-day lives from the workplace to our housing and lending systems. The reality is that we have not done enough to ensure that the LGBTQ community is treated equally in the eyes of the law. With the passage of this legislation, we send the important message at home and... Read more

  • Washington Delegation Members Urge President to Prioritize Safely Reopening Canada-U.S. Border
    Posted in Press Releases on February 22, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) led 7 members of the Washington congressional delegation in urging President Joe Biden to work with the Canadian government to create a plan, guided by public health data and science, to safely reopen the Canada-U.S. border. The border has been closed since March 2020 when the COVID-19 crisis began. The closure has been extended several times during the pandemic, currently through March 21, 2021, often with only a few days’ notice. Border residents dese... Read more

  • DelBene, LaHood Introduce Bill to Bring Tax Relief to Salon Owners and Beauty Professionals
    Posted in Press Releases on February 19, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Darin LaHood (IL-18) introduced the Small Business Tax Fairness and Compliance Simplification Act, bipartisan legislation that would provide greater tax relief and fairness to salon owners and beauty professionals by extending the Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA) tax tip credit to the beauty service industry. The credit helps ensure accurate reporting of tipped income and the legislation would also reimburse small businesses for implement... Read more

  • DelBene, Casten Introduce Bill to Provide Greater Relief to Struggling Nonprofits During COVID-19
    Posted in Press Releases on February 17, 2021 | Preview rr

    Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Sean Casten (IL-06) introduced the Emergency Unemployment Relief for Nonprofits Act this week, legislation that would provide greater relief to struggling nonprofits during the COVID-19 pandemic. This would protect unemployment benefits for laid-off workers and make sure nonprofits can continue providing critical services in their communities. Nonprofits typically do not pay the unemployment taxes that businesses do for their workers. Instead, they reimb... Read more

  • DelBene, Jayapal Lead Members of Congress in Demanding HHS Ban Preferential Access to COVID-19 Vaccines and Establish Greater Accountability
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2021 | Preview rr

    Congresswomen Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) led 25 members of Congress today in demanding that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ban preferential access to COVID-19 vaccines while establishing greater accountability measures. The lawmakers’ letter to HHS Acting Secretary Norris Cochran also requested responses to three questions related to preferential access and the inequitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines. “We write to raise concerns about repo... Read more