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  • Reps. Schiff, DelBene, DeFazio and 44 Colleagues Urge Increased Funding to Build Out Earthquake Early Warning System
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Peter DeFazio (D-OR) were joined by 44 Members of Congress – primarily from California, Washington, and Oregon – in sending a letter to the Appropriations Committee urging them to increase the federal funding level to $16.1 million in the Fiscal Year 2019 to fully build out and maintain an earthquake early warning system on the West Coast. A limited earthquake early warning system developed by Caltech, UC Berkeley, Univ... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on Aluminum Tariffs
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today released the following statement after President Trump announced tariffs on aluminum imports. “Aluminum is critical to our economy and national security, providing material for aerospace, building construction and cars. But U.S. producers are at an unfair competitive disadvantage as other countries’ policies promote oversupply and market manipulation – threatening our homegrown businesses, jobs and communities,” DelBene said. “Unfortun... Read more

  • DelBene Supports Gun Control Reforms
    Posted in Press Releases on March 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) cosponsored commonsense gun control reform bills as legislation was reintroduced in the 115th Congress. DelBene is an original cosponsor of the Recognizing Gun Violence as a Public Health Epidemic Act, which would end the ban on federally funded research into gun violence prevention. She is also a cosponsor of the Assault Weapons Ban Act – both of which were recently reintroduced. “Now, not after the next tragedy, is the time for Congress to... Read more

  • DelBene Questions Trump Administration’s Budget Priorities
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today questioned members of President Trump’s administration about his 2019 budget proposal, released earlier this week. “The Trump budget jeopardizes the middle class by gutting funding for basic necessities like healthcare, nutrition, housing and education,” DelBene said. “This reckless budget would strip healthcare from seniors, food from children and higher education opportunities from working families. Rather than gouging programs the m... Read more

  • DelBene, Local Students Make Valentines for Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Education

    KIRKLAND & REDMOND – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today visited local elementary schools to join students in making Valentines for Veterans – a program that encourages the community to recognize veterans throughout the year. “The Valentines for Veterans program is a wonderful opportunity for our local students to make a connection with a veteran and thank these brave men and women for their service,” DelBene said. “We can all show our appreciation for those who served our country in unifo... Read more

  • Select Investigative Panel Democrats Highlight Conflict of Interest at HHS
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, a Chief Deputy Whip and the Ranking Democrat on the now-defunct Select Investigative Panel, led the Democratic Members of the Panel on a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar. In the letter, Reps. Schakowsky, Jerrold Nadler, Diana DeGette, Jackie Speier, Bonnie Watson Coleman, and Suzan DelBene, expressed their serious concerns about the current Chief of Staff to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) at HHS, Mr. March Bell. Mr. Bell served as the St... Read more

  • Bipartisan Group Introduces CLOUD Act in House
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.) joined Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers in introducing the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act today. The CLOUD Act would better balance the interests of cloud users while incentivizing bilateral agreements for law enforcement to fight crime. Collins and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) sponsored the legislation in the House, and cosponsors include DelBene, Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Tom Marino (R-Pa.... Read more

  • DelBene Supports Reforms, Transparency in Sexual Harassment Policies of Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today supported H.R. 4924, bipartisan legislation reforming congressional sexual harassment policies to ensure survivors have fairness, constituents have transparency and taxpayers aren’t on the hook for payments of bad actors in Congress. “I don’t care if you’re a Member of Congress, a Supreme Court Justice or the President of the United States – everyone should be held accountable for sexual harassment in our country,” DelBene said. “That’... Read more

  • Pacific Northwest Lawmakers to Secretary Zinke: Hands Off Our Coast
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Energy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ahead of the Interior Department’s public meeting in Tacoma, Washington on February 5, Washington, Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-WA), led a bicameral, bipartisan group of 16 Pacific Northwest lawmakers in a letter to Secretary Zinke calling for the removal of the Washington/Oregon planning area from the National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2019-2024. The bipartisan group of lawmakers wrote, “We... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on 45th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today released the following statement on the 45th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, which ruled that women have a constitutional right to decide whether and when to have a child: “In the more than four decades since Roe v. Wade, it has become clear that some will stop at nothing to obstruct women’s reproductive rights, despite the Supreme Court and 7 in 10 Americans believing women should have the right to choos... Read more