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  • DelBene Leads Calls on U.S. and Canada to Provide Transparency, Flexibility for Point Roberts, Border Communities During COVID-19
    Posted in Press Releases on September 1, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Collin Peterson (MN-07) called on the Canadian government to provide more flexibility and transparency for Americans who reside in the exclave communities of Point Roberts in Washington and the NW Angle in Minnesota. In a letter to the Canadian Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the lawmakers, who represent these two communities geographically separated from the rest of the country, urged the Canadian government to provide more ... Read more

  • DelBene, Walorski, Sewell, Bilirakis, Marshall Support CMS Proposal to Increase Access to Breakthrough Cures
    Posted in Press Releases on August 31, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Seniors

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Jackie Walorski (IN-02), Terri Sewell (AL-07), Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), and Roger Marshall (KS-01) released the following statement after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) announced a proposed rule to streamline Medicare coverage for cutting-edge medical innovations. “We are pleased to see CMS’s proposal to help increase Medicare beneficiaries’ access to cutting-edge, innovative medical breakthroughs. These proposed changes reflect th... Read more

  • DelBene Votes to Save the U.S. Postal Service and Protect Peoples’ Right to Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on August 22, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, with the U.S. Postal Service under assault from the Trump administration, the House passed H.R. 8015, the Delivering for America Act passed with Congresswoman Suzan DelBene’s (WA-01) support. The Delivering for America Act requires the Postal Service to return to the operations and levels of service that were in place on January 1, 2020 throughout the duration of the coronavirus public health emergency and requires all election mail to be treated as First-Class mail. It also provides $25 ... Read more

  • DelBene Continues to Demand Answers from CBP on Iranian Detentions at Border
    Posted in Press Releases on August 21, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Following a briefing by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials on the investigation into the detainment and interrogation of Iranians and Iranian Americans at the Peach Arch Border Crossing in January, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) issued following statement. “In early January of this year, I received reports of more than 60 people of Iranian descent being held for abnormally long periods of time – in some cases up to 12 hours – at the Peace Arch Border crossing. Since then, I have ... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on the Passing of Senator Slade Gorton
    Posted in Press Releases on August 19, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement on the passing of her constituent and former U.S. Senator Slade Gorton. “I am deeply saddened by the news of Senator Slade Gorton’s passing. He was a towering figure in Washington’s political history and left his mark on our state and our country. As is the nature of politics, not everyone agreed with him, but there is not a single person who can deny his intelligence, his skills as a communicator, and his determination ... Read more

  • DelBene Denounces Trump’s Efforts to Undermine the USPS and Sabotage the Election
    Posted in Press Releases on August 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) issued this statement on the recent operational changes made to the USPS by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. “The current administration’s ongoing attack on the Postal Service is a dangerous move that is undermining the very foundation of our democracy. Millions of voters – including President Trump – are opting to vote by mail this year to keep themselves and poll workers healthy and safe. In states like Washington, where vote by mail has been the tried... Read more

  • DelBene, Schweikert Introduce Legislation to Modernize ITC Process to Protect American Industry, Workers, and Consumers
    Posted in Press Releases on August 14, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and David Schweikert (AZ-06) introduced the Advancing America’s Interests Act, legislation that would ensure the International Trade Commission (ITC) is not misused by patent licensing entities. Through the use of exclusion orders, the ITC has the power to ban products from being allowed into the U.S. for sale, and this power is being abused. This legislation will modernize the ITC process to ensure that its resources are properly directed toward adva... Read more

  • Bipartisan Group of 103 Lawmakers Urges House Leadership to Prioritize Affordable Housing in Next COVID-19 Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform, Housing

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Jackie Walorski (IN-02) led a bipartisan effort calling on House leadership to prioritize affordable housing measures in the next COVID-19 package. In a letter, 103 lawmakers urged enhancements to the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit) be included in the next COVID-19 bill to support affordable housing production and address disruptions caused by the current public health and economic crisis. The Housing Credit has been a proven tool t... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on Senate GOP Failure to Extend Unemployment Benefits
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement after Senate Republicans adjourned without extending unemployment insurance for millions of Americans. “Over two months ago, the House passed the Heroes Act which would extend the $600 per week federal pandemic unemployment compensation benefit. After hitting ‘pause’ during that time and as Americans are about to be pushed off a financial cliff, what did Senate Republicans do? They went home. “For the nineteenth week in a row, ... Read more

  • DelBene, Welch, LaHood Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Incentivize Value-Based Health Care
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Peter Welch (VT-At-large), and Darin LaHood (IL-18) introduced the Value in Health Care Act, a bipartisan bill that will make commonsense changes to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015. The bill specifically amends many of the program parameters of Medicare’s Alternative Payment Models (APMs). The changes will increase participation in these value-based health programs that are designed to improve the quality of care and ... Read more