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  • New Democrat Coalition Urges House Leadership to Act on COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Priorities
    Posted in Press Releases on January 27, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Jobs and the Economy

    Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) sent a letter to President Joe Biden, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer urging action on a slate of bold, innovative policies to help end the pandemic and rebuild robust economic growth and opportunity that works for every American. The letter reads: “The NDC proposals have clear alignment with President Biden and Vice President Harris’s American Rescue Plan and would build on the foundation of House Democrats’ core relief and recovery ... Read more

  • Game-Changer: Top House Democrats On Biden Support For Automatic Triggers
    Posted in Press Releases on January 15, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today Rep. Don Beyer (VA-08), incoming Chair of the Joint Economic Committee, and New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and NDC Chair-Emeritus Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-06), expressed their delight at President-elect Biden’s game-changing support for automatic stabilizers, tying unemployment benefits to pandemic and economic conditions. In the summer of 2020, Beyer and New Democrat Coalition leaders put forth a legislative proposal to automatically trigger continued and adjusted e... Read more

  • New Democrat Coalition Chair Statement on Biden-Harris Administration’s Emergency Relief Package
    Posted in Press Releases on January 14, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Jobs and the Economy

    New Democrat Coalition Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01) issued the following statement on the incoming Biden-Harris Administration’s legislative package to fund vaccinations and provide immediate, direct economic relief to working families and communities bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 crisis: “New Dems welcome the release of President-elect Biden’s legislative package and look forward to achieving our shared priorities with the incoming administration. Americans need additional aid and stimulus a... Read more

  • Defense Authorization Bill Passes with DelBene’s Aluminum Amendment
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, National Security

    The House of Representatives passed the bipartisan FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (H.R. 6395) yesterday, a bicameral compromise of Congress’ annual defense authorization bill. This bill includes a key amendment sponsored by Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) to strengthen the domestic aluminum industry. The amendment requires the Secretary of Defense to submit a report on how the Defense Production Act could be used to increase the refining, processing, and manufacturing of a... Read more

  • Following Push from Washington Lawmakers, Alcoa Workers Approved for Trade Adjustment Assistance
    Posted in Press Releases on July 8, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, the U.S. Department of Labor approved a Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) petition filed by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) for the more than 700 workers at Alcoa’s Intalco plant in Ferndale. The TAA petition will provide the workers with the training and resources to help regain employment. In May, Representative Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Senator Patty Murray (WA) wrote a letter to U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia in support of the petition.... Read more

  • 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