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  • Ways and Means Democrats Demand Answers from Lighthizer on Trade Talks with Canada, Mexico
    Posted in Press Releases on September 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene and fellow Democrats on the Ways and Means Committee sent a letter demanding answers from the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) about how the Administration intends to fulfill the reporting and transparency procedures required under Trade Promotion Authority. Signees of the letter to Ambassador Robert Lighthizer include Reps. Ron Kind (D-WI), Terri Sewell (D-AL), Mike Thompson (D-CA), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Sandy Levin (D-MI) and Linda Sánchez (D-CA). The lette... Read more

  • Reps. DelBene, LaHood Introduce Legislation Aimed to Empower Small Business by Extending Tip Tax Credit
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL) introduced H.R. 6836 today to update and modernize existing laws to provide equitable treatment and administrative relief to small businesses engaged in the hair care and beauty service industry. This legislation would extend the Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA) tax tip credit—which is currently available to the food service industry—to employer-based beauty service establishments where tipping is also customary. Cur... Read more

  • DelBene Highlights Economic Impact of Local Startups During Daylong Tour
    Posted in Press Releases on August 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Science and Technology

    To celebrate "Startup Week Across America," Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) visited yesterday with local startups in the greater Seattle area to draw greater attention to the importance startups have on job creation and the economy. DelBene and other members of Congress are visiting local businesses this week across a variety of sectors to discuss the economic impact startups have on the nation. “It was exciting to meet with these amazing startups and learn more about what they do. Our regio... Read more

  • Bipartisan Members of Congress Announce “Startup Week Across America”
    Posted in Press Releases on August 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today marks the beginning of Startup Week Across America. This week, a bipartisan coalition of House members will draw attention to the important role startups play in our economy and how we can help support their efforts to grow and succeed. In 2015, startup firms created 2.5 million jobs, roughly 15 percent of all new job creation that year. In 2017, startups represented almost 9.5 percent of all private sector firms in the United States. Firms less than a year old and with 10 or fewer employe... Read more

  • Reps. DelBene, Levin, Kind and Higgins Warn USTR Against Violating Trade Promotional Authority
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, U.S. Reps. DelBene, Levin, Kind and Higgins warned United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer against violating Trade Promotional Authority. This comes after reports that the Trump Administration working to negotiate a bilateral trade agreement with Mexico. A joint statement from the lawmakers is below: “Given the volatility already caused by President Trump’s reckless trade policies, it is critical for Ambassador Lighthizer to consult with Congress if the Administration intends... Read more

  • DelBene Joins Clyburn on Introduction of the Restoring Tax Credits For Affordable Housing Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene joined U.S. House Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (SC) in introducing the Restoring Tax Credits for Affordable Housing Act. The Restoring Tax Credits for Affordable Housing Act will restore the 235,000 affordable housing units projected to be lost over the next ten years as a result of the GOP Tax Scam, and the package of bills would dramatically improve access to affordable housing across all income groups. Specifically, the Restoring Tax Credits... Read more

  • Helping American Workers
    Posted in eNewsletters on July 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Dear Friend, Here in Washington state, 40 percent of our jobs are dependent on trade. We are already seeing the human impact of President Trump’s costly trade war as allies like Canada, Mexico and the European Union strike back by leveling tariffs on U.S. businesses, leaving American workers, whose jobs depend on open markets, to suffer the consequences. This week, I introduced legislation to offer assistance to American workers whose jobs are being affected by President Trump’s tariff blitz. Tr... Read more

  • DelBene Introduces Legislation to Aid American Workers Harmed by Trump Administration’s Trade War
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene introduced legislation that would offer assistance to American workers who may lose their jobs because of the tariffs on American goods put in place by some of our largest trading partners in reaction to President Trump’s tariff blitz. Her bill is cosponsored by Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI), Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL) and Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA). Currently, Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) provides federal assistance to workers who have been displaced due to import co... Read more

  • DelBene Issues Statement on Supreme Court Decision Regarding Online Sales Taxes
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Tax Reform

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) made the following statement shortly after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of allowing states to collect sales taxes on online purchases in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. “I am very pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision to abandon the outdated physical presence rule set by Quill. As in so many other areas, technology has evolved faster than the law and left us with at times bizarre, unfair results. This is a big win for local brick-and-mortar retaile... Read more

  • DelBene, Reichert, Cantwell, Murray, Washington Colleagues Urge USTR to Address Trade Retaliation Affecting Washington's Economy
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Representative Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Representative Dave Reichert (WA-08), Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) led a bipartisan group of Members of Congress from Washington State urging the United States Trade Representative (USTR), Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, to address retaliation by our trading partners in response to the Administration’s placement of tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. The letter high... Read more