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  • DelBene Statement on Passage of USMCA
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Jobs and the Economy, Science and Technology, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) made the following statement: “I am pleased that the House of Representatives has approved the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), a deal which will support our region’s farmers, workers, and families. “This new agreement includes important provisions that will help our region’s dairy farmers, who for years have struggled to export their products to Canada. It also eliminates a rule in British Columbia that requires imported wines to be place... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on Impeachment of President Trump
    Posted in Press Releases on December 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement: “Tomorrow, I will vote in favor of impeaching the President of the United States. After carefully reviewing the evidence and the articles of impeachment, it is clear that President Trump abused the power of the presidency and obstructed Congress. “I did not come to this conclusion lightly. Impeachment is a serious matter, but no president can be allowed to pressure a foreign country to interfere in our elections. His be... Read more

  • DelBene, Bucshon Applaud HHS Decision to Lower Living Organ Donor Barrier
    Posted in Press Releases on December 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Kidney Caucus co-chairs Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Rep. Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN) released the following statement regarding the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) efforts to increase organ transplants which would be a significant improvement for those waiting for a kidney. “As co-chairs of the Congressional Kidney Caucus we welcome HHS’s announcement to lower the barrier to entry to be a living organ donor and hold Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) to a higher standa... Read more

  • DelBene Scores Legislative Wins in House Appropriations Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on December 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) is pleased to highlight some of the legislative victories she secured in Congress’ Fiscal Year 2020 spending agreement, including first-time federal funding for KidneyX, a full repeal of the Medical Device Tax, and inclusion of DelBene’s Save Community Newspaper Act, among other important victories for Washington state residents. KidneyX received $5 million in funding in this year’s agreement. KidneyX is a new public-private partnership aimed at accelerating ... Read more

  • DelBene, LaHood Bill to Empower Small Business Receives Strong Industry Support
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Tax Reform

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL) are pleased to announce overwhelming industry support for their bipartisan legislation – the Small Business Tax Fairness and Compliance Simplification Act (H.R. 1349). In a letter, over 3,300 salon owners and beauty professionals expressed their support for H.R. 1349, which would reduce compliance burdens for tens of thousands of small businesses in the beauty industry. This bicameral, bipartisan bill would extend the tax co... Read more

  • House Passes DelBene's Bicameral, Bipartisan FAFSA Act to Help Students Attend and Pay for College
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) is pleased to announce the passage of her legislation to ease the process of applying for federal financial aid for students in Washington state and nationwide – the Faster Access for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Act. The bill passed in the House of Representatives as part of the Future Act. DelBene’s legislation, which has a companion bill introduced in the Senate by HELP Committee Chair and Ranking Member Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA... Read more

  • DelBene Reintroduces Critical Bipartisan Legislation Ensuring Patient Access to Breakthrough Medical Products
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Science and Technology, Seniors

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) reintroduced the Ensuring Patient Access to Critical Breakthrough Products Act of 2019 (H.R. 5333). This bill would guarantee Medicare beneficiaries access to cutting-edge medical innovation by streamlining the coverage determination process and improving the availability of breakthrough devices for patients. DelBene’s bipartisan legislation is being co-led by Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN), Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA), Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Rep. Terri ... Read more

  • DelBene Holds Town Hall with State Senator David Frockt in Kenmore
    Posted in Press Releases on November 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    On Saturday, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA01) was joined by State Senator David Frockt (WA’s 46th District) at a joint town hall at the Kenmore City Council Chambers to discuss the issues most important to their constituents. “I want to thank Mayor Baker and the City of Kenmore for their hospitality during today’s town hall, as well as to Senator Frockt for joining me to work with our constituents on the issues that are most pressing to them at both the state and national levels. I have made i... Read more

  • DelBene Hosts Annual App-a-thon for Local Students
    Posted in Press Releases on October 29, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology

    This past weekend, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) hosted her annual App-a-thon – an event that gives local middle and high school students access to mentors, industry professionals, and hands-on computer science experience. All apps created by students meet the requirements for submission to this year’s Congressional App Challenge (submission deadline Nov. 1st). The students participated in a friendly competition at the end of the App-a-thon on Sunday and judges selected the winning apps. T... Read more

  • New Democrat Coalition Endorses DelBene’s Privacy Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on October 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA), announced that the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) has endorsed her privacy legislation, the Information Transparency and Personal Data Control Act (H.R. 2013). The New Democrats are the largest coalition in the House of Representatives, with over 100 members. “I’m very pleased this critical legislation has received the support of my New Democrat colleagues,” said DelBene, who serves as NDC’s Vice-Chair of Policy. “Our coalition is about finding solutions ... Read more