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  • DelBene Introduces Bipartisan Legislation Ensuring Patient Access to Critical Breakthrough Products
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Education

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) introduced the Ensuring Patient Access to Critical Breakthrough Products Act of 2018 (H.R. 5997), a bill that would guarantee Medicare beneficiaries access to cutting edge medical innovation. Her bipartisan legislation is cosponsored by Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL), Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN), Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-CA). Currently, Medicare does not automatically cover the latest advances in medical technology. This is true eve... Read more

  • DelBene on Trump’s Announcement on Aluminum Tariffs
    Posted in Press Releases on May 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following after President Trump’s announcement on aluminum tariffs. “Starting a trade war with our allies does nothing to address China’s actions to promote oversupply and market manipulation. Instead, it will damage our relationships, close off markets for our farmers and local businesses, jeopardize my constituents’ jobs and increase costs on American consumers.” DelBene serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction... Read more

  • House Passes DelBene’s Fix for Survivors of Child Abuse
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene’s amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2019 passed in the House of Representatives. DelBene’s amendment fixed a disparity between her bipartisan Child Abuse Accountability Enhancement Act (H.R. 1103) and what was included in last year’s NDAA. DelBene heard about this issue firsthand from survivor Pennie Saum, who as a child suffered abuse at the hands of her father, an Army retiree. Her father was convicted and sentenced to 17 years in prison... Read more

  • DelBene, Pro-Choice Leaders Issue Joint Statement on President Trump’s Title X Domestic Gag Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), along with Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus Co-Chairs Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY), Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-NY), Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA), Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA), Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA), Congressman Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), released the following statement a... Read more

  • DelBene Signs Discharge Petition on Immigration Bills, Urges Republicans to Follow Suit
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene signed a bipartisan discharge petition that would force a vote on multiple immigration bills, including the DREAM Act, which would grant legal status to certain undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children. “President Trump and Paul Ryan have promised Dreamers and all Americans that they would pass meaningful immigration reform. They have broken that promise repeatedly,” said DelBene. “Now, we’re right on the goal line of being able to get ... Read more

  • DelBene Introduces the Expanding Oversight of Opioid Prescribing and Payment Act of 2018
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) introduced H.R. 5723, the Expanding Oversight of Opioid Prescribing and Payment Act of 2018. This bipartisan legislation requires the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) to evaluate and report on adverse incentives that lead to the over prescription of opioids and under-utilization of non-opioid alternatives for post-surgery recovery and the treatment of chronic pain. This legislation comes after the House Ways and Means Committee solicited informati... Read more

  • Congressional Aluminum Caucus Meets with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to Discuss Tariffs
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Co-Chairs of the Congressional Aluminum Caucus, Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA-01), Rep. Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN-08), Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH-06), and Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA-02) and other members of the Congressional Aluminum Caucus met with U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to discuss the Section 232 on aluminum. In this meeting, the Co-Chairs cautioned Secretary Ross against a blanket, one-size-fits-all approach, on aluminum tariffs. “Aluminum producers in my district and ... Read more

  • DelBene Blasts President’s Decision to Pull Out of Iran Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) made the following statement shortly after President Trump announced the United States’ withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement with Iran. “President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran deal is a reckless move that undermines our credibility on the world stage, and worse, puts our national security at risk. We will no longer be able to maintain a watchful eye over Iran’s nuclear weapons program or keep them from t... Read more

  • DelBene Announces Winner of 2018 Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Last night, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene announced that Nicole Carpenter, a sophomore from Lake Washington High School, won the 2018 Congressional Art Competition. DelBene joined students, parents and teachers from across Washington’s First District at VALA Eastside in Redmond for a ceremony honoring all of this year’s participants. Carpenter’s winning piece is titled “Peace Within,” created with ink and watercolor. It will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol along with other winning ar... Read more

  • DelBene Seeks Answers from IRS on Tax Day Systems Crash
    Posted in Press Releases on April 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    In a bipartisan letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) is calling for answers over the database systems crash that occurred last week on Tax Day, the final day of the fiscal year for Americans to pay their taxes. The letter, led by DelBene, is also signed by Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY), Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN), Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR). “The... Read more