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  • 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

  • DelBene Bill Would Help Rural Economies, Create Jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Jobs and the Economy

    BOTHELL – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today discussed ways to open up new markets and create jobs for rural communities through research and incentives for tall wood building construction. “Washington’s First District is home to rural communities with economies dependent on forest products. Through innovations in timber we can encourage the use of green building materials in construction while creating jobs and supporting healthy forests,” DelBene said. “Advancing tall wood building cons... Read more

  • DelBene: Stop Undermining the Endangered Species Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    BOTHELL – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today joined more than 90 colleagues in sending President Obama a letter expressing concerns over anti-wildlife provisions included in various legislation likely to reach his desk. “If enacted, these provisions would undermine the Endangered Species Act (ESA), upend management of our national wildlife refuges and other federally protected lands, and harm individual species at risk of extinction. We urge you to maintain steadfast opposition to all of ... Read more

  • DelBene Marks 100th Anniversary of National Park Service
    Posted in Press Releases on August 25, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    BOTHELL – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement on the 100th anniversary of the creation of the National Park Service: “I’d like to wish a very Happy 100th Birthday to the National Park Service! As someone who loves the outdoors, I know firsthand that what makes living in the Pacific Northwest so special is the natural environment that surrounds us. Washington state’s national parks, including the beautiful North Cascades National Park in the First District, provid... Read more

  • Happy 100th Birthday, NPS!
    Posted in eNewsletters on August 25, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Dear Friend, Today marks the 100th Birthday of the National Park Service (NPS). As someone who loves the outdoors, I know firsthand that those of us in the Pacific Northwest live in one of the most pristine and breathtaking areas in the entire country. Washington state’s national parks, including the beautiful North Cascades National Park in the First District, provide many invaluable opportunities for education and recreation. Outdoor recreation is a crucial part of our local communities, suppo... Read more