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  • DelBene Secures Wins in Omnibus Funding Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) secured legislative wins in a comprehensive funding bill – known as an omnibus – including increasing access to low-income housing, boosting funding for National Institutes of Health (NIH) and protecting consumers’ electronic privacy. Three of DelBene’s bills were included in the omnibus – a version of the Access to Affordable Housing Act (H.R. 4185), a revised version of the CLOUD Act (H.R. 4943) and H.R. 4683 to ensure seniors have access ... Read more

  • As Tourism Season Approaches, Washington Lawmakers Request More Bomb-Sniffing Dogs for Sea-Tac
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, the top Democrat on the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), and Representatives Rick Larsen (D-WA), Derek Kilmer (D-WA), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Adam Smith (D-WA), Denny Heck (D-WA), Dave Reichert (R-WA), and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) sent a letter to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator David Pekoske requesting five temporary passenger screening canine team... Read more

  • 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