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  • House Passes DelBene Bills to Address Opioid Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    This week, the House of Representatives passed several bills to help address the opioid crisis, including two bipartisan bills introduced by Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) – the Expanding Oversight of Opioid Prescribing and Payment Act (H.R. 5273) and the Combatting Opioid Abuse for Care in Hospitals (COACH) Act (H.R. 5774). Both of these bills are included in the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6) which is the House’s comprehensive opioid legislation which passed the House on... Read more

  • DelBene Issues Statement on Supreme Court Decision Regarding Online Sales Taxes
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Tax Reform

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) made the following statement shortly after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of allowing states to collect sales taxes on online purchases in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. “I am very pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision to abandon the outdated physical presence rule set by Quill. As in so many other areas, technology has evolved faster than the law and left us with at times bizarre, unfair results. This is a big win for local brick-and-mortar retaile... Read more

  • In Case You Missed It: “Local immigrants, lawmaker blast Trump administration over new asylum rules”
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    On Monday, Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA) joined asylees, immigration lawyers and advocates to rally against the Trump administration’s orders to no longer process asylum requests for victims of domestic or gang violence. DelBene was joined by Maikol Alvarado, a recent high school graduate who came to the U.S. with his mother and three siblings from Honduras after their father was killed by gang violence. Maikol is about to start college. Another young woman sought asylum from Mexico after her husban... Read more

  • DelBene, Reichert, Cantwell, Murray, Washington Colleagues Urge USTR to Address Trade Retaliation Affecting Washington's Economy
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Representative Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Representative Dave Reichert (WA-08), Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) led a bipartisan group of Members of Congress from Washington State urging the United States Trade Representative (USTR), Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, to address retaliation by our trading partners in response to the Administration’s placement of tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. The letter high... Read more

  • 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