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  • WA Lawmakers Urge Federal Funding for Critical Upgrades to Ballard Locks ?
    Posted in Press Releases on December 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Transportation

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) joined Reps. Suzan DelBene, Pramila Jayapal, Adam Smith, Rick Larsen, Dave Reichert, Denny Heck, and Derek Kilmer in a letter to the Trump Administration, urging it to use U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ funding to restore and modernize the Lake Washington Ship Canal and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Seattle, more commonly known as the Ballard Locks. The Locks are not only important to public safety and the enviro... Read more

  • DelBene Supports Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training, Calls for Further Action
    Posted in Press Releases on November 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today supported a House measure requiring members of Congress and staff to complete anti-harassment training. H.Res. 630 passed by voice vote. “I don’t care if you’re a Member of Congress, a Supreme Court Justice or the President of the United States – we should have a zero tolerance policy for sexual harassment in our government – just as we should in every aspect of society,” DelBene said. “There should absolutely be mandatory anti-harassm... Read more

  • DelBene Marks Small Business Saturday
    Posted in Press Releases on November 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    SNOHOMISH – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today marked Small Business Saturday by holiday shopping at locally-owned small businesses in Washington’s First District. “Growing up, my parents owned a toy store, so I know how important holiday shopping can be for a small retailer. Small Business Saturday is a great opportunity to show our support for local shops.” DelBene said. “By focusing on efforts that help our small businesses and local industries succeed, we’ll be able to create and grow... Read more

  • DelBene Leads Discussion on Jobs, Narrowing Skills Gap
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), a co-chair of the House Democratic Caucus Access to Jobs Task Force, led a discussion with members of Congress and experts on jobs, education and the skills gap to discuss how Democrats can further promote commonsense policies that benefit working men and women in America. As part of the House Democratic Caucus Jobs for America effort, the New Economy Task Force met to consider ways to address the skills gap in the American workforce... Read more

  • DelBene: Our Children Shouldn’t Foot the Bill for Tax Cuts to the Wealthiest Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Tax Reform, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today opposed the Republican’s budget, which would have damaging effects on working families. “This is not a serious budget designed to help middle-class families. Instead, this budget is simply a vehicle to rush through a partisan tax proposal using a process known as reconciliation. And what’s worse, the Ryan-McConnell tax plan would add trillions of dollars to the deficit – making our children foot the bill for a tax cuts that disproporti... Read more

  • Preparing for a New Economy
    Posted in eNewsletters on October 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Dear Friend, Recently, the House Democratic Caucus announced the creation of the Jobs for America Task Forces to help craft a legislative agenda that will benefit hardworking Americans and middle-class families. I was named co-chair of the New Economy Task Force, which is one of five Task Forces aimed at identifying opportunities and solutions for American workers across the country. With a rapidly changing economy and new challenges facing American workers, the New Economy Task Force will take ... Read more

  • WA Dems to Trump Admin: “Listen to Our Fishermen” and Save Bristol Bay, WA Fishing Jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Patty Murray (D-WA), U.S. Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Adam Smith (WA-09), Denny Heck (WA-10), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Rick Larsen (WA-02), Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and 36 of their Senate and House colleagues sent a forceful letter to President Trump urging him listen to Washington fisherman and businesses before removing the science-based environmental rules that protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay and the livelihoods of thousand... Read more

  • DelBene Introduces Bill to Boost Veteran Employment
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA-01) introduced legislation today to expand veterans’ access to long-term, good-paying jobs in the manufacturing industry by boosting training for those re-entering the civilian workforce. “As a nation, we have an obligation to care for those who risked their lives to protect us and defend our freedoms. Too many veterans are still struggling to find jobs and as workers face significant challenges adapting to a rapidly changing economy, it is es... Read more

  • DelBene Asks Community Colleges to Detail the Skills Gap in the American Work Force
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) co-chair of the House Democratic Caucus New Economy Task Force, asked community colleges to detail how they are addressing the skills gap in the American work force with the goal of gleaning new information that will help guide policy discussions on the issue in Congress. DelBene asked community colleges to provide information on the skills being taught in educational institutions and how federal policy could help remedy the dispariti... Read more

  • Bipartisan, Bicameral PNW Members Defend Their Farmers from NAFTA Renegotiation Threat
    Posted in Press Releases on September 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Representative Dave Reichert (WA-08), and Representative Suzan DelBene (WA-01) led a bipartisan group of members of Congress urging the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to abandon a proposal to establish a trade remedy provision for perishable and seasonal products that would harm the competiveness of fruit and vegetable growers in Washington state and Oregon. The provision is being considered as a part of the North American ... Read more