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  • West Coast Members of Congress to Governors: “Our States Must Continue to Form a ‘Green Wall’ and Maintain Climate Leadership”
    Posted in Press Releases on May 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Energy

    Representatives Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Jared Huffman (CA-02), and Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today led a group of 18 other West Coast members of the U.S House of Representatives in calling on the Governors of Oregon, California, and Washington to continue their climate leadership and to uphold the core tenets and goals of the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change. The letter to Governors Kate Brown, Jerry Brown, and Jay Inslee follows reports that Donald Trump is planning to withdraw the Unit... Read more

  • Why tech workers showed up to March for Science
    Posted in In the News on April 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Science and Technology

    Science itself may be nonpartisan, but the March for Science this weekend simply couldn’t be. Demonstrators, many tech workers among them, turned out in an estimated 600 cities around the world to rally for science and its role in policy-making. The march was organized after the Trump administration proposed and began to implement steep budget cuts to federal science agencies in the U.S., notably the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institutes of Health. A mix of politicians, sci... Read more

  • DelBene Speaks to Importance of Science on Earth Day
    Posted in Press Releases on April 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    SEATTLE – On Earth Day, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) spoke about the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) at the March for Science. “Science shouldn’t be a partisan issue,” DelBene said. “Scientific research helps inform our decision making, including on ways we can protect our environment and address the damaging effects of climate change. On Earth Day, it’s important to highlight how STEM helps protect our environment and inform conservation efforts, such as ad... Read more

  • Why tens of thousands could turn out for Seattle’s March for Science
    Posted in In the News on April 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    John Macklin was never the marching sort. Throughout his long career as a chemist at the University of Washington, Macklin admits he lived up to some of the stereotypes of an academic. “The idea is that you’re in your ivory tower,” he said. “Aloof. Uninvolved.” Seattle’s March for Science will begin with a rally and speeches at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill. The march will start moving around noon and end about an hour later at the International Fountain at Seattle Center... Read more

  • Predicting landslides: Western lawmakers want better ways to save communities
    Posted in In the News on April 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    A bipartisan group of Western lawmakers want to find a better way to help communities protect themselves from landslides. The National Landslide Preparedness Act aims to fill in the gaps in scientific knowledge about which areas of the country face potential landslides by increasing the amount of data available on areas at risk for landslides and help communities build infrastructure to protect themselves. The bill, sponsored by Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Patty Murr... Read more

  • DelBene, Cantwell introduce bill to protect communities from landslides
    Posted in In the News on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    On March 22, ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.-01), Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Sens. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced bipartisan legislation to help local communities prepare for and respond to landslides and other natural hazards. The legislation, titled the National Landslide Preparedness Act, will help protect communities and property, save lives and improve emerge... Read more

  • DelBene, Cantwell Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Protect Communities from Landslides
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Today, Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Representative Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.-01), Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Sens. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced bipartisan legislation to help local communities prepare for and respond to landslides and other natural hazards. The legislation, titled the National Landslide Preparedness Act, will help protect communities and property, save lives and improve e... Read more

  • Senate and House Introduce Bill Advocating for Mass-Timber Technology
    Posted in In the News on March 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Jobs and the Economy

    On March 7, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D–Mich.) and Rep. Suzan DelBene (D–Wash.–1) both introduced the Timber Innovation Act, advocating for tall wood building construction—structures built with mass timber at a minimum of 85 feet tall—to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives after a similar bills expired in 2016. The bill outlines the various steps that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) propose, which includes: conducting research on innovative wood products; collaborating with the wo... Read more

  • Bipartisan Timber Innovation Act Reintroduced in Senate and House
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Jobs and the Economy

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today joined Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) and U.S. Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Glenn Thompson (PA-05) to reintroduce the Timber Innovation Act – bipartisan, bicameral legislation that aims to find new and innovative uses for wood as a building material. The legislation will accelerate the research and development of wood for use in construction projects, focusing on the... Read more

  • The Olympic National Park Wilderness Will Be Renamed in Honor of Former Washington Governor and US Senator Dan Evans
    Posted in Press Releases on December 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Today, a bill honoring former Washington Governor and U.S. Senator Dan Evans passed the U.S. House of Representatives after unanimously passing the Senate in July. The legislation will rename the Olympic Wilderness within Olympic National Park as the “Daniel J. Evans Wilderness”. The bill – backed by the entire Washington state congressional delegation – will now head to the president’s desk for signature into law. Dan Evans served Washington state for more than 50 years, including service as a... Read more