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  • House Positions America as Global Clean Energy Leader
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Science and Technology, Energy

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a clean energy bill that will make long-overdue reforms to U.S. energy policy and is a major step forward in addressing the growing climate crisis. The Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act (H.R. 4447) makes new investments in clean energy, improves the efficiency of our homes, schools, and businesses, modernizes outdated infrastructure, reduces our carbon footprint, and prioritizes environmental justice. “Addressing the climate crisis, updating ou... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on U.S. Forest Service and Tulalip Tribes Watershed Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement after the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and the Tulalip Tribes of Washington signed an agreement expanding wildlife and watershed restoration projects in northwest Washington: “I congratulate the Tulalip Tribes and U.S. Forest Service for reaching a first of its kind agreement that will preserve and revitalize our local ecosystems. We all have an interest in being good stewards of the environment and protecting the anima... Read more

  • Congress Approves Sweeping Protections to America’s Parks and Public Lands
    Posted in Press Releases on July 22, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Today, the House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act (H.R. 1957) to protect and enhance our national parks and public lands for decades to come. This is increasingly important now in the face of a rapidly changing climate and a backlog of maintenance issues. Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) is a cosponsor of the bill and voted in support of its passage. The bill fully and permanently funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), a priority of DelBene’s fo... Read more

  • DelBene Introduces Legislation to Support American Manufacturers and Build a Clean Economy
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) introduced H.Res.828, the Resolution on the Environmental Goods Agreement, which would direct the Trump administration to restart and conclude negotiations on the Environmental Goods Agreement. The Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) negotiations were first initiated in 2014 by 14 World Trade Organization (WTO) members – including the United States – with the goal of removing tariffs on key environmental goods like wind turbines, water treatment filter... Read more

  • DelBene Hosts Roundtable Highlighting Importance of Smart Cities Technologies
    Posted in Press Releases on August 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) continued her “Suzan Shows Up” tour by meeting with local government officials in addition to representatives from private companies and universities to highlight the value of smart cities technologies. DelBene toured the King Country Metro Traffic Control Center and got an up-close look at their traffic grid, followed by a roundtable discussion to see how government, the private sector and others can work together on investing in smart cities. “The Uni... Read more

  • House Passes DelBene’s Legislation to Protect Communities from Landslides
    Posted in Press Releases on June 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene is pleased to announce that the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1261, the National Landslide Preparedness Act. The bill passed by voice vote and now goes to the Senate. “This victory has been a long time coming for the victims, families, friends and the entire Oso community, and honors our commitment to do everything possible to ensure we have the tools to help prevent these types of disasters. None of us will ever forget March 22, 2014, when a tragic land... Read more

  • Natural Resources Committee Approves DelBene’s Bill to Protect Communities from Landslides
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Science and Technology

    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources voted to advance Rep. Suzan DelBene’s (WA-01) National Landslide Preparedness Act, which would help local communities prepare for and respond to landslides and other natural hazards. Her legislation was approved by unanimous consent. “I’m very pleased the Natural Resources Committee moved swiftly to advance this critical legislation that will help communities like Oso and others around the country be better prepared for the possibility of these typ... Read more

  • DelBene Votes to Reauthorize LWCF as Sweeping Lands Package Passes House of Representatives
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Today, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed bipartisan legislation to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) as part of a larger lands package that will designate over 1 million acres of new wilderness, expand national parks, and protect millions of acres of public land. The Senate passed its version of the bill earlier this month, which must now be signed into law by the president. Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, a longtime champion of LWCF, praised the o... Read more

  • DelBene, Cantwell Introduce Legislation to Protect Communities from Landslides
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene and Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the top Democrat of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, introduced legislation in the House and Senate to help local communities prepare for and respond to landslides and other natural hazards. The National Landslide Preparedness Act would help protect communities and property, save lives and improve emergency preparedness and planning by targeting key gaps in current science and mapping critical to und... Read more

  • Happy National Park Week!
    Posted in eNewsletters on April 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Dear Friend, Our beautiful state has 18 national parks and historic sites, attracting more than 7.5 million visitors last year. The outdoor recreation industry here in Washington supports more than 200,000 jobs and contributes more than $26 billion each year in economic activity. And our national parks, including the beautiful North Cascades National Park in the First Congressional District, provide many invaluable opportunities for education and recreation. As someone who loves the outdoors, I ... Read more