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  • DelBene, Murray Lead Washington Lawmakers in Push to Help Alcoa Workers
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Led by Representative Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Senator Patty Murray (WA), a group of Washington state lawmakers wrote to U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia in support of a Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) petition filed by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers for the more than 700 workers at Alcoa’s Intalco plant in Ferndale. The TAA petition would provide the workers with the training and resources to regain employment. They were joined on the letter by Senator... Read more

  • House Passes Heroes Act with DelBene Provisions to Avoid 60 Million Layoffs, Support Families, Continue Essential Services, and Ramp Up Testing
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Jobs and the Economy, Tax Reform, Housing

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed its next major piece of urgently-needed legislation to address the COVID-19 outbreak, the Heroes Act (H.R. 6800). This bill will protect American lives and our economy from the devastation of this pandemic. “The House of Representatives continues to meet this historic crisis with bold action to protect Americans and ward off an economic catastrophe. This bill will make sure workers and families don’t have to choose between paying their rent and fee... Read more

  • Group of Bipartisan Members Introduce Legislation to Reduce Layoffs by Expanding Employee Retention Tax Credit
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Tax Reform

    Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), John Katko (NY-24), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today introduced bipartisan legislation to enhance the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) that Congress recently enacted in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The members are pushing for their bipartisan proposal to be included in the next bill that Congress crafts to combat COVID-19. The ERTC encourages businesses of all sizes to... Read more

  • DelBene, DeLauro Call for Expanded Child Tax Credit in Fourth Coronavirus Response Package
    Posted in Press Releases on May 7, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Housing

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) sent a letter to House and Senate leaders calling for the inclusion of an expanded and improved, fully refundable Child Tax Credit (CTC) in the next coronavirus response package. DelBene and DeLauro’s letter is cosigned by 60 total members of Congress. A recent Columbia University study estimated poverty rates are rapidly climbing, potentially to the highest levels since the measure was created in 1967. Children an... Read more

  • DelBene, Warner Propose Plan for Emergency Portable Benefits Fund
    Posted in Press Releases on May 7, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Senator Mark Warner of Virginia released the text of draft bicameral legislation that would establish an emergency portable benefits fund for states. Their proposal would create a $500 million fund at the U.S. Department of Labor to be administered to states to pay for the costs moving forward of modernizing state Unemployment Insurance (UI) technology systems and to create portable benefits programs. DelBene and Warner have been the lead House and Senate ... Read more

  • Intalco Closure Highlights Trump’s Failed Trade Policies
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Rick Larsen (WA-02), and Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, sent a letter to President Trump highlighting the failure of the administration to adequately address Chinese aluminum excess capacity and urging it to prioritize resolving this issue. China’s excess aluminum capacity has depressed prices in the global market, and harmed American businesses and workers, specifically in Washington state. “We have a shared interest in addressing unfa... Read more

  • House Dairy Caucus Urges USDA to Support Dairy Farmers
    Posted in Press Releases on April 14, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Congressional Dairy Farmers Caucus Co-Chairs, Reps. Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Peter Welch (VT-At Large), Joe Courtney (CT-02), Tom Reed (NY-23), and Mike Simpson (ID-02), led a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Purdue urging support for dairy farmers facing an economic crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Dairy farmers need support immediately,” the lawmakers wrote in the letter. “We urge you (Secretary Purdue) to use your authority to provide support directly ... 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, Schrier Call on Trump Administration to End Attack on 700,000 SNAP Recipients
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Congresswoman Kim Schrier (WA-08) were joined by SNAP recipients and activists for a discussion on the Trump administration’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) rule changes and the effects they will have on Washingtonians. The event took place at Northwest Harvest’s SODO Community Market in downtown Seattle. DelBene and Schrier toured the market and volunteered at a check stand. Speakers at the event included Thomas Reynolds, CEO for... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on Passage of USMCA
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Jobs and the Economy, Science and Technology, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) made the following statement: “I am pleased that the House of Representatives has approved the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), a deal which will support our region’s farmers, workers, and families. “This new agreement includes important provisions that will help our region’s dairy farmers, who for years have struggled to export their products to Canada. It also eliminates a rule in British Columbia that requires imported wines to be place... Read more