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  • DelBene, Kind, LaHood, Walorski Lead Colleagues in Calling for Expanded Tariff Exclusion Process
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Ron Kind (WI-03), Darin LaHood (IL-18), Jackie Walorski (IN-02), and 137 of their colleagues sent a bipartisan letter to United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai expressing their strong support for establishing a comprehensive and fair exclusion process that would allow U.S. producers, manufacturers, and importers to request relief from Section 301 tariffs on imports from China. At a time when many industries across our nation are coping with... Read more

  • AP: Quarreling Dems must put aside differences, Schumer warns
    Posted in In the News on October 14, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer warned fellow Democrats on Thursday they “must put aside our differences” as the party struggles to coalesce around President Joe Biden’s huge but now-scaled-back package of social services and climate change strategies. Schumer’s letter to colleagues comes as progressive leaders in Congress are steering them away from what the progressives call a “false choice” over what to keep or cut as Democrats labor to trim what had been a $3.5 trillio... Read more

  • DelBene Welcomes New Approach to U.S.-China Trade Relations
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), a member of the House Ways & Means Trade Subcommittee, released the following statement on the Biden administration’s new approach to U.S.-China trade relations. “Ambassador Tai outlined the Biden administration’s new approach to the U.S.-China trade relationship today. I am pleased that this new strategy towards China focuses on trade enforcement to ensure China abides by the commitments it has already made and emphasizes restarting trade discussions between... Read more

  • Getting the Build Back Better Agenda Across the Finish Line
    Posted in eNewsletters on September 25, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Dear friend, This week, I met with President Biden to discuss how Democrats in Congress can get the bipartisan infrastructure deal and the Build Back Better Act across the finish line. Both these bills are historic in how they can deliver immediate and long-term support for workers, families, and our communities. It was a productive discussion and I thanked the president for his leadership. As the Chair of the New Democrat Coalition, I am working to get the votes in the House and Senate necessar... Read more

  • The Next Step to Build Back Better
    Posted in eNewsletters on September 18, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Dear friend, As we combat the Delta variant and work on economic recovery, Congress is advancing legislation that will not only deliver immediate support to workers and families but also make bold and lasting investments in their futures. This week, the House Ways and Means Committee, on which I serve as Vice Chair, marked up key pieces of the Build Back Better Act, advancing Democrats’ promise to rebuild the American middle class. This legislation includes two important provisions that I champi... Read more

  • DelBene Secures Key Benefits for Middle-Class Families in Build Back Better Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement after securing critical middle-class tax provisions in the Ways & Means Committee markup of the Build Back Better Act: “Building back better means focusing on the middle class. From helping put food on the table to producing affordable housing, these provisions will invest in middle-class families and set them up for success. I’m committed to seeing these policies through the House and Senate and getting them to Presiden... Read more

  • HuffPost: Joe Manchin Thinks Parents Should Have To Work For Child Tax Credit
    Posted in In the News on September 13, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Tax Reform, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) suggested Sunday that he’s fundamentally opposed to a key part of the Democratic agenda: monthly benefits for parents. Since July, the federal government has been sending most parents monthly cash payments, a revolutionary policy that could slash child poverty ― but the payments will stop after December if Congress doesn’t pass a new law to keep them going. Manchin voted for the American Rescue Plan, which started the payments, but is now evidently having second thoug... Read more

  • Washington Post: With bulk of their agenda on the line, Democrats gird for battle over $3.5 trillion budget package
    Posted in In the News on September 7, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    The fate of President Biden’s $3.5 trillion economic agenda hinges on work that’s slated to resume on Capitol Hill this week, as Democrats attempt to overcome their internal divisions and craft what could be the largest spending package in U.S. history. The next few days could prove daunting for top lawmakers in the party tasked with assembling a bill that can satisfy their past promises to remake broad swaths of the American economy. The work is set to unfold primarily in the House beginning T... Read more

  • The Guardian: Joe Biden to referee Democrats in brewing battle over $3.5tn budget bill
    Posted in In the News on September 7, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Congress will return from its summer recess later this month, and some Democrats are already gearing up for a political fight – with each other. Democratic lawmakers are looking to pass their $3.5tn spending package, after the House and the Senate approved the blueprint for the budget bill last month. The ambitious legislation encompasses much of Joe Biden’s economic agenda, including proposals to expand access to affordable childcare, invest in climate-related initiatives and broaden Medicare c... Read more

  • DelBene, Beyer, Majority of House Dems Push Affordable Housing Expansion in Reconciliation Package
    Posted in Press Releases on August 26, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Housing

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Don Beyer (VA-08) led 111 House Democrats, a majority of the caucus, in urging House leadership to address the nation’s growing affordable housing crisis in the upcoming reconciliation package. In a letter, the lawmakers ask that the bipartisan, bicameral Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (H.R. 2573) be included in the legislation. The bill would help address the affordable housing crisis by building or preserving an estimated 2 million mo... Read more