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  • Congresswoman Suzan DelBene Delivers Weekly Democratic Address
    Posted in Press Releases on November 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene of Washington, member of the House Ways and Means Committee, delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. In this week’s address, DelBene condemned House Republicans’ GOP Tax Scam which raise taxes for 36 million middle-class families while giving tax cuts to corporations and the wealthy few. Video and audio of the Weekly Democratic Address can be downloaded here. Below is a full transcript of the address: “Hi, I’m Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, and I rep... Read more

  • DelBene, WA Members to Trump: Allowing Import of Elephant Trophies Sends a Terrible Message to the World
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today led House members of Washington’s delegation in sending a letter to President Trump urging him to reinstate President Obama’s ban of importing elephant trophies into the United State from Zimbabwe and Zambia. This week, the president reversed this critical protection for African elephant, which are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. “We strongly urge you to reconsider your decision. The United States must continue t... Read more

  • DelBene Opposes Ryan-McConnell Bill That Hikes Taxes on Middle-Class Families to Pay for Corporate Tax Cuts
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), who serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, opposed the Ryan-McConnell tax bill today on the House floor because it would increase taxes on 36 million middle-class families. Republicans still passed the bill without a single Democrat supporting the measure. “In this Ryan-McConnell tax bill, Republicans are touting the largest set of corporate tax cuts in our country’s history. They’re raving that their corporate cuts will create jobs,... Read more

  • DelBene Leads Discussion on Jobs, Narrowing Skills Gap
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), a co-chair of the House Democratic Caucus Access to Jobs Task Force, led a discussion with members of Congress and experts on jobs, education and the skills gap to discuss how Democrats can further promote commonsense policies that benefit working men and women in America. As part of the House Democratic Caucus Jobs for America effort, the New Economy Task Force met to consider ways to address the skills gap in the American workforce... Read more

  • DelBene Honors Vietnam War Veterans in Pinning Ceremony
    Posted in Press Releases on November 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    REDMOND – Ahead of Veterans Day, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) honored more than 50 Vietnam War veterans and their families at a pinning ceremony to recognize their service and sacrifices. “I’m partnering with the Vietnam War Commemoration as part of a nationwide effort to thank and honor all Vietnam-era veterans and their families at Vietnam War 50th Commemoration pinning ceremonies to publicly recognize their service and sacrifice for our country,” DelBene said. “As a nation, we have an ... Read more

  • DelBene Opposes Ryan-McConnell Tax Bill That Hikes Taxes on Middle Class to Pay for Massive Corporate Tax Cuts
    Posted in Press Releases on November 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), who serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, opposed the Ryan-McConnell tax bill today in a committee vote because it would increase taxes on America’s middle class. “My Republican colleagues have not answered the cries of the people in this country who are just looking for a little fairness and relief in our nation’s tax code,” DelBene said. “As I pointed out in the markup, Speaker Ryan has made certain that corporations can still ded... Read more

  • DelBene Offers Amendments to Help Middle-Class Families in Markup of Ryan-McConnell Tax Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), who serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, continued marking up the Ryan-McConnell tax bill today – offering amendments to help middle-class families afford housing and healthcare. The Republican bill would eliminate key deductions used by middle-class families, such as the medical expense deduction, the deduction for student loan interest and housing. DelBene offered an amendment to expand the Low Income Housing Tax Credit by 50 per... Read more

  • DelBene Supports Amendments to Help Middle-Class Families in Markup of Ryan-McConnell Tax Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), who serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, continued marking up the Ryan-McConnell tax bill today. The Republican bill would eliminate key deductions used by middle-class families, such as the medical expense deduction, the deduction for student loan interest and housing. According to the Joint Committee on Taxation, 20 percent of taxpayers would pay more by 2027. DelBene spoke in support of amendments to provide parity between indiv... Read more

  • Day One of Ways and Means Committee Markup of Ryan-McConnell Tax Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), who serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, began marking up the Ryan-McConnell tax bill today. The Republican bill would add trillions of dollars to the deficit, paid for on the backs of future generations. The bill would eliminate key deductions used by middle-class families such as the medical expense deduction, the deduction for student loan interest and housing. “[This bill] is morally bankrupt, and an outright attack on the midd... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on Release of Ryan-McConnell Tax Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today issued the following statement after Republicans released the bill text of the Ryan-McConnell tax plan: “As a new member of the House Ways and Means Committee, I’m incredibly disappointed Republicans are pushing partisan legislation and denying Democrats a seat at the table on a major policy debate that touches every American’s life. Real people want real tax reform, whether you’re a small-business owner creating jobs in our community,... Read more