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  • DelBene, Schweikert Introduce Legislation to Protect American Industry, Workers, and Consumers from Patent Trolls
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and David Schweikert (AZ-06) introduced the Advancing America’s Interests Act, legislation that will help prevent the International Trade Commission (ITC) from being misused. The ITC has the power to ban products from entry into the U.S. marketplace and this power has been persistently abused by patent licensing entities, more commonly known as patent trolls, which buy up patents with the sole intent of using them to extract profits or stifle competit... Read more

  • DelBene, Larson, Beyer Introduce Bill to Spur Development of Clean Hydrogen
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), John B. Larson (CT-01), and Donald Beyer (VA-08) introduced the Clean Hydrogen Production and Investment Tax Credit Act of 2021. This bill would spur the development of clean energy by providing a tax credit to companies that reduce carbon emissions by producing “green” and “blue” hydrogen. By incentivizing the creation of these cleaner fuels we are taking an essential step towards decarbonization. "Climate change is an existential threat to our nati... Read more

  • DelBene, Beyer, Majority of House Dems Push Affordable Housing Expansion in Reconciliation Package
    Posted in Press Releases on August 26, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Housing

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Don Beyer (VA-08) led 111 House Democrats, a majority of the caucus, in urging House leadership to address the nation’s growing affordable housing crisis in the upcoming reconciliation package. In a letter, the lawmakers ask that the bipartisan, bicameral Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (H.R. 2573) be included in the legislation. The bill would help address the affordable housing crisis by building or preserving an estimated 2 million mo... Read more

  • House Democrats Advance Key Pieces of President Biden’s Economic and Civil Rights Agenda
    Posted in Press Releases on August 24, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed historic legislation key to President Biden’s economic and civil rights agenda with Congresswoman Suzan DelBene’s (WA-01) support. House lawmakers approved a budget outline that is the first step in unlocking the reconciliation process that will allow Democrats to advance President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda with a simple majority in both chambers. The resolution instructs various House and Senate committees to write legislation that will be ... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on Continued U.S. Northern Border Closure
    Posted in Press Releases on August 20, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement after the United States extended land and water travel restrictions from Canada through September 21, 2021. “The United States’ decision to extend the northern border closure by another month is wrong and misguided. Over the past year and a half, we have asked our border communities to put their economies and lives on hold to combat this virus. Asking them to wait another month is a lifetime for them. Why can fully vacci... Read more

  • DelBene On The Passing of Richard Trumka
    Posted in Press Releases on August 5, 2021 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement today on the passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: “We lost a fierce champion of workers’ rights in Richard Trumka today. Richard dedicated his life to advocating for unions across the country and around the world. Throughout his decades-long career in the labor movement and his leadership at AFL-CIO, he fought tirelessly to protect the right to organize, promote worker-centered trade policies, and secure workplace prot... Read more

  • DelBene, Murray, Cantwell Call on Homeland Security Secretary to Grant Border Exemption for Point Roberts
    Posted in Press Releases on August 3, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Senators Patty Murray (WA) and Maria Cantwell (WA) sent a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas calling on him to grant a border exemption for Point Roberts as the community faces unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We appreciate and are grateful for the Administration’s science-based approach to the COVID-19 pandemic. But we also appreciate that sound science is based upon evidence. And we firmly believe th... Read more

  • House Approves $6.7 Million for DelBene Community Projects
    Posted in Press Releases on July 30, 2021 | Preview rr

    This week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved federal funding legislation that included $6.7 million for community projects across Washington’s 1st Congressional District. These projects were championed by DelBene and include recreation and community centers, child care facilities, career development and youth engagement programs, and telehealth expansion in rural areas that will directly benefit Washington families and communities. In April, DelBene submitted 10 projects to the House Ap... Read more

  • DelBene, Duncan, Welch Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase Care Coordination for Seniors
    Posted in Press Releases on July 29, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Seniors

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Jeff Duncan (SC-03), and Peter Welch (VT-At-Large) reintroduced the Seniors’ Chronic Care Management Improvement Act (H.R. 4755), bipartisan legislation that will facilitate better chronic care management (CCM) for Medicare beneficiaries. Chronic care management has been shown to meaningfully lower patient costs and results in better health outcomes but the practice remains underutilized because of the current Medicare payment structure. CCM services... Read more

  • DelBene, Western State Lawmakers Push for More Relief Following Historic Wildfires, Droughts, Heat
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) led a bipartisan, bicameral effort to secure more relief for farmers, ranchers, and other agriculture producers in the western United States affected by historic wildfires, droughts, and extreme heat. In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, the lawmakers urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to open relief programs up to more producers that have lost crops and livestock to the ongoing droughts, extreme heat, and wildfires. In addition... Read more