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  • 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

  • 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