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  • DelBene Introduces Legislation to Help American Families Prepare for the Future of Work
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) introduced the Portable Benefits for Independent Workers Pilot Program Act and the Lifelong Learning and Training Account Act – two bills intended to help Americans prepare for the future of work. “With our economy changing at such a rapid pace, workers must have access to the opportunities of tomorrow while still being able to support their families. These two bills are a blueprint for how we give people the chance to learn new skills while ensuring the... Read more

  • DelBene and DeLauro Child Tax Credit Expansion Advances Out of Ways & Means Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, the Ways and Means Committee marked up the Economic Mobility Act of 2019, which included substantive provisions from Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro’s (D-CT) legislation, the American Family Act. These provisions would dramatically expand the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and create a young child tax credit to help lift the most vulnerable children and families in our country out of poverty. According to a Columbia University study, these provisions alone would ... Read more

  • DelBene, LaHood Urge Mnuchin and Lighthizer to Protect U.S. Digital Trade Interests
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL), co-chairs of the Digital Trade Caucus, sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, urging them to take action in response to France’s proposal to impose discriminatory taxes on digital services. “The French tax on digital services will disproportionately affect U.S. technology exporters by setting a threshold that effectively carves out all French competitors,” wrote DelB... Read more

  • Congressional Aluminum Caucus Announces Support for the Removal of Tariffs
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Co-Chairs of the Congressional Aluminum Caucus, Rep. Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN-08), Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA-01), Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH-06), and Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA-02) applaud the removal of the Section 232 aluminum tariffs that have caused unintended consequences for the domestic aluminum industry. The Aluminum Caucus has worked tirelessly in seeking the removal of the tariffs, without quotas, on Canada and Mexico since their implementation. “I am pleased the administration has ... Read more

  • DelBene Announces Infrastructure Tour Across First District
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Transportation

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene announced the start of an infrastructure tour of the first congressional district to get a firsthand look at local projects that could help drive economic growth and support good-paying jobs in the region. She plans to visit project sites across the first congressional district over the next year. The first three stops of DelBene’s tour will occur this Wednesday in Snohomish and King counties. “There are many roads, rails, bridges and tunnels across Washington ... Read more

  • DelBene, DeLauro, Bennet, Brown Reintroduce Major Proposal to Cut Taxes for Families with Children
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Tax Reform

    U.S. Representatives Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH), today reintroduced the American Family Act of 2019 to overhaul the existing Child Tax Credit and make it a dramatically more effective tool for supporting middle-class families with kids and reducing child poverty. The bill was introduced with 36 original Senate cosponsors and 174 original House cosponsors, indicating a major show of support from across the Democrat... Read more

  • DelBene Volunteers at Food Lifeline to Highlight Impact of Government Shutdown on Local Families
    Posted in Press Releases on January 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene volunteered at Food Lifeline in Seattle in response to the government shutdown’s long-ranging effects on Washington state and the nation. She discussed the shutdown’s impact on Washingtonians and sorted food that is distributed to food banks across the region. January 21st marks a full month since the partial government shutdown began. “We are now fast approaching the second paycheck federal workers will miss because of the shutdown. It’s left families and smal... Read more

  • DelBene Named to Three Ways and Means Subcommittees
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene was named to the Select Revenue Measures, Trade, and Oversight subcommittees of the Ways and Means Committee for the 116th Congress. The Subcommittee on Trade has jurisdiction over international trade, including tariffs and trade agreements. The Select Revenue Measures subcommittee covers tax issues while the Oversight subcommittee ensures that laws covering the committee’s jurisdiction are being carried out properly. “I am excited to be named to these importan... Read more

  • DelBene, Kilmer Bill to Improve Timber Innovation Passes House, Expected to Become Law
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene and Derek Kilmer (D-WA) applauded the passage of important measures in the Timber Innovation Act (H.R. 1380) as part of the 2019 Farm Bill that passed the House of Representatives. DelBene and Kilmer introduced the bipartisan, bicameral legislation which would find new and innovative uses for wood as a building material. The Farm Bill is expected to be signed into law by the president. Following the economic crisis of 2008, rural communities across Washington... Read more

  • DelBene and Sewell Introduce Legislation Establishing Worker Access to Lifelong Learning and Training
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene and Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) introduced the Lifelong Learning and Training Account Act. This bill would create a tax-preferred savings account with a generous government match to assist low and moderate-income workers seeking to retrain or upskill over the course of their careers. This legislation was introduced in the Senate by Senator Mark Warner (D-VA). Studies show that in the years ahead, more workers will be forced to learn new skills throughout ... Read more