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  • DelBene to Trump: Establish a Joint Commission on North Korea with Regional Allies
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today urged President Trump to form a joint commission and intensify America’s regional diplomatic strategy in order to effectively deal with North Korea. This week, Trump departs for a 12-day tour of Asia, visiting five countries. “Given North Korea’s increasingly provocative behavior this year, preventing North Korea from continuing its bellicose activities, including the proliferation of illegal nuclear weapons needs to be a top priority ... Read more

  • DelBene, Smith, Jayapal Introduce Access to Affordable Housing Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today led members of the Washington state delegation representing King County in introducing the Access to Affordable Housing Act to increase the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) by 50 percent. “Making sure that every American has a safe and affordable place to call home is a moral imperative that we must address,” DelBene said. “To help lift families out of poverty and expand access to affordable housing, we need to increase the Low In... Read more

  • DelBene: Our Children Shouldn’t Foot the Bill for Tax Cuts to the Wealthiest Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Tax Reform, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today opposed the Republican’s budget, which would have damaging effects on working families. “This is not a serious budget designed to help middle-class families. Instead, this budget is simply a vehicle to rush through a partisan tax proposal using a process known as reconciliation. And what’s worse, the Ryan-McConnell tax plan would add trillions of dollars to the deficit – making our children foot the bill for a tax cuts that disproporti... Read more

  • DelBene Encourages Students to Code in Hackathon
    Posted in Press Releases on October 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology, Education

    BOTHELL – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) held a hackathon over the weekend for local high school students as part of the Congressional App Competition, a program to encourage innovation and computer science education. “As someone who worked in the technology sector before coming to Congress, I know firsthand that innovation requires creative, entrepreneurial leaders. The future of our nation and its economy depend on the next generations being able to think outside of the box. This competit... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on Trump’s Announcement to Raise Healthcare Costs on Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today released the following statement after the White House made a sudden announcement that it would end critical healthcare payments currently helping families get access to quality, affordable health insurance: “The President’s announcement that he will end assistance for Americans cannot be squared with his and congressional Republicans’ claims that they care about working families. The President is playing politics with matters of life ... Read more

  • WA Dems to Trump Admin: “Listen to Our Fishermen” and Save Bristol Bay, WA Fishing Jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Patty Murray (D-WA), U.S. Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Adam Smith (WA-09), Denny Heck (WA-10), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Rick Larsen (WA-02), Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and 36 of their Senate and House colleagues sent a forceful letter to President Trump urging him listen to Washington fisherman and businesses before removing the science-based environmental rules that protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay and the livelihoods of thousand... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on Trump Depriving Women of Birth Control
    Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) issued the following statement on President Trump’s rule rolling back the guarantee that all health insurance plans include birth control coverage: “Birth control is essential healthcare, plain and simple. Not only does it help women plan their families — it’s also used by thousands of women to treat serious medical conditions, like endometriosis and ovarian cysts. Denying women medically necessary healthcare based on ideology is unjustifiab... Read more

  • DelBene Introduces Bill to Boost Veteran Employment
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA-01) introduced legislation today to expand veterans’ access to long-term, good-paying jobs in the manufacturing industry by boosting training for those re-entering the civilian workforce. “As a nation, we have an obligation to care for those who risked their lives to protect us and defend our freedoms. Too many veterans are still struggling to find jobs and as workers face significant challenges adapting to a rapidly changing economy, it is es... Read more

  • DelBene Opposes Budget That Puts Middle Class Last
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today opposed the House Republican’s budget, which would have damaging effects on working families. “The Republicans’ budget jeopardizes the middle class by gutting funding for basic necessities like healthcare, nutrition, housing and education. This budget would also have a negative impact on investments in infrastructure, job training, and scientific research,” DelBene said. “We should be working on a bipartisan, long-term budget that prov... Read more

  • DelBene Asks Community Colleges to Detail the Skills Gap in the American Work Force
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) co-chair of the House Democratic Caucus New Economy Task Force, asked community colleges to detail how they are addressing the skills gap in the American work force with the goal of gleaning new information that will help guide policy discussions on the issue in Congress. DelBene asked community colleges to provide information on the skills being taught in educational institutions and how federal policy could help remedy the dispariti... Read more