Jobs and the Economy

DelBene Introduces Bill to Provide Every Child in America with Economic Opportunity

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Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Don Beyer (VA-08), and Joyce Beatty (OH-03) joined Senators Bob Casey (PA), Ron Wyden (OR), and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) to introduce legislation that would create universal children’s savings accounts (CSAs) that will help children nationwide start saving and building assets throughout their lifetime. In a historic first, millions…

DelBene Statement on Ways & Means Tax Package Markup

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Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement after the Ways & Means tax package markup. “This is an imperfect bill in many ways but that is the reality of divided government. It nevertheless includes several provisions that I have long advocated for that would help support workers and families and grow our economy. That is why I voted to advance the…

DelBene Leads Bipartisan Effort to Protect American Workers and Businesses from New Tariffs at WTO Conference

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Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Darin LaHood (IL-18), along with Ways & Means Trade Subcommittee Chairman Adrian Smith (NE-03) and Ranking Member Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), led a bipartisan coalition of 32 members of Congress in calling on U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai to push for the renewal of a longstanding agreement that prevents new tariffs and other…

DelBene, WA Delegation Secure Over $41 Million For New Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Across Western WA

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Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Rick Larsen (WA-02), Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (WA-03), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Adam Smith (WA-09), and Marilyn Strickland (WA-10), along with Senator Patty Murray (WA), announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded four grants totaling more than $41 million from the bipartisan infrastructure law.…

DelBene, WA Delegation Members Reaffirm Support for High-Speed Rail in the Pacific Northwest

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Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) joined members of the Washington congressional delegation in reaffirming support for high-speed rail and improved intercity passenger rail services in Washington state and the Pacific Northwest. In a letter, the lawmakers applauded Federal Railroad Administration’s recent announcement of bipartisan infrastructure law grants for the Cascadia…

DelBene, Graves, Peltola, Wittman Call on Biden to Expand Sanctions on Russia’s Seafood Sector

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Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Garret Graves (LA-06), Mary Peltola (AK-At-Large), and Rob Whittman (VA-01) led 38 members of Congress in urging President Biden to strengthen U.S. sanctions targeting Russia’s seafood sector. The seafood industry is a major driver of Russia’s economy and has become a critical source of revenue for the Kremlin since the invasion began. To…

DelBene Celebrates Second Anniversary of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

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Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement celebrating the second anniversary of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: "Two years ago, President Biden and Congress made the largest investment in America’s infrastructure since the interstate highway system. In the years since, the law has continued to drive Washington forward, delivering…

DelBene, Newhouse Introduce Bill to Bring Tax Relief to PNW Seafood Industry

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Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Dan Newhouse (WA-04) introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure tax fairness for meals provided to workers on certain Pacific Northwest fish processing vessels and remote facilities. The 2017 Republican tax law restricted deductions for employers providing free meals as a perk of employment, even when off-premises food and beverage…

DelBene Announces $1.1B in Road, Bridge, and EV Charging Funding for WA

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Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced nearly $1.1 billion in bipartisan infrastructure law funding for Washington state. These investments will be used for road and bridge repairs and replacements around the state and to build out a nationwide electric vehicle charging network. The resources Washington will receive from the U.S. Department of Transportation for FY 2024…

DelBene: Government Not Shutdown Today Because Democrats Held Fast Against GOP Extremism

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Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) joined MSNBC’s The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart to discuss how Congress successfully avoided a Republican-led government shutdown. The video can be found here and the transcript is below.   Capehart: Congresswoman, welcome back to The Sunday Show. Just, before we talk about why you’re really here, your reaction to…