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  • DelBene, Cantwell Introduce Legislation to Protect Communities from Landslides
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene and Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the top Democrat of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, introduced legislation in the House and Senate to help local communities prepare for and respond to landslides and other natural hazards. The National Landslide Preparedness Act would help protect communities and property, save lives and improve emergency preparedness and planning by targeting key gaps in current science and mapping critical to und... Read more

  • DelBene Announces State of the Union Guest
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene announced that Yasmin Ali of Redmond will be her guest at the State of the Union address on Tuesday evening. Ali, an American Muslim who immigrated to the U.S. from India over 25 years ago, currently serves on the Education Committee of the Muslim Association of the Puget Sound (MAPS), a diverse community organization she helped establish. "Yasmin embodies all that it means to be an American," said Rep. DelBene. "She's a mother and community leader who moved to... Read more

  • DelBene Appointed to Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology

    Today, Speaker Nancy Pelosi named Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) to the bipartisan Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. The Select Committee was established at the start of the 116th Congress to find ways to improve and modernize the way Congress operates. “Congress should be leading the way in a changing world,” said DelBene. “While the halls of Congress are rich with history, we need to make sure we’re being responsive to the needs of the American people during a time when t... Read more

  • DelBene Helps Introduce Legislation to Reduce Health Care Costs for Working Families
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene helped introduce bipartisan legislation to repeal a 40 percent excise tax on certain employer sponsored health insurance plans known as the “Cadillac Tax.” DelBene was joined by Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT), Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA), Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ), and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ). This tax would impact employers and families whose health insurance plans cost more than $11,100 for an individual, and $29,750 for family coverage. In... Read more

  • DelBene Volunteers at Food Lifeline to Highlight Impact of Government Shutdown on Local Families
    Posted in Press Releases on January 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene volunteered at Food Lifeline in Seattle in response to the government shutdown’s long-ranging effects on Washington state and the nation. She discussed the shutdown’s impact on Washingtonians and sorted food that is distributed to food banks across the region. January 21st marks a full month since the partial government shutdown began. “We are now fast approaching the second paycheck federal workers will miss because of the shutdown. It’s left families and smal... Read more

  • DelBene Named to Three Ways and Means Subcommittees
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene was named to the Select Revenue Measures, Trade, and Oversight subcommittees of the Ways and Means Committee for the 116th Congress. The Subcommittee on Trade has jurisdiction over international trade, including tariffs and trade agreements. The Select Revenue Measures subcommittee covers tax issues while the Oversight subcommittee ensures that laws covering the committee’s jurisdiction are being carried out properly. “I am excited to be named to these importan... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on Trump Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    Tonight, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) made the following statement regarding President Trump’s refusal to keep the federal government open. “Earlier this week, Republicans and Democrats in Congress were ready to pass legislation that would keep the government open. Unfortunately, President Trump – in an effort to appease hardline conservatives and Fox News – chose to sabotage this deal and demand $5 billion to fund a wasteful border wall that won’t make us any safer. House Republicans have... Read more

  • DelBene, Kilmer Bill to Improve Timber Innovation Passes House, Expected to Become Law
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene and Derek Kilmer (D-WA) applauded the passage of important measures in the Timber Innovation Act (H.R. 1380) as part of the 2019 Farm Bill that passed the House of Representatives. DelBene and Kilmer introduced the bipartisan, bicameral legislation which would find new and innovative uses for wood as a building material. The Farm Bill is expected to be signed into law by the president. Following the economic crisis of 2008, rural communities across Washington... Read more

  • DelBene and Sewell Introduce Legislation Establishing Worker Access to Lifelong Learning and Training
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene and Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) introduced the Lifelong Learning and Training Account Act. This bill would create a tax-preferred savings account with a generous government match to assist low and moderate-income workers seeking to retrain or upskill over the course of their careers. This legislation was introduced in the Senate by Senator Mark Warner (D-VA). Studies show that in the years ahead, more workers will be forced to learn new skills throughout ... Read more

  • DelBene Leads Bipartisan Letter Pushing CMS to Expand CAR T Care for Medicare Patients
    Posted in Press Releases on October 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Congresswoman DelBene led a bipartisan letter of House Ways and Means Committee members to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) administrator Seema Verma, urging the expansion of Chimeric Antigen Receptor Therapies (CAR T), an innovative immunotherapy treatment, for Medicare recipients. CAR T changes a patient’s immune cells to attack cancer cells in their bodies. This treatment provides hope and more promising health outcomes for patients with certain blood cancers. The develope... Read more