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  • DelBene, LaHood Lead Bipartisan Push for White House to Protect American Companies, Workers Against New Tariffs at WTO Conference
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Digital Trade Caucus Co-Chairs Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Darin LaHood (IL-18) led a bipartisan effort calling on World Trade Organization (WTO) members to renew a longstanding agreement that bars new tariffs and other trade barriers on digital goods and digital services that would harm American companies and workers. In a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, 34 House lawmakers pushed the Biden administration to make renewing the Moratorium on Customs Duties on Electronic Tra... Read more

  • President Biden Signs Federal Funding Package, Including Key DelBene Priorities
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Health, Jobs and the Economy, Education, National Security

    Today, President Biden signed the fiscal year 2022 appropriations package into law, which included a number of Congresswoman Suzan DelBene’s (WA-01) priorities. DelBene helped secure: $5 million for KidneyX, a program aimed at accelerating innovation, research, treatment, and preventative care for kidney disease. A requirement that the Defense Department only buy American-made anchor chain, regardless of size. Closing this loophole will help protect Washington jobs and strengthen U.S. domestic m... Read more

  • Bipartisan Lawmakers Urge President Biden to Demand Changes to Discriminatory EU Tech Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Science and Technology

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Darin LaHood (IL-18) led a bipartisan effort pushing President Biden to demand changes to a proposed European Union law that directly targets American companies and their workers. In a letter signed by 30 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, lawmakers urge President Biden to intensify engagement with the EU on changes to the Digital Markets Act (DMA). “We are greatly concerned that EU’s proposed approach to promoting competition among dig... Read more

  • House Advances Critical American Innovation and Competition Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Science and Technology, National Security

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the America COMPETES Act (H.R. 4521) with the support of Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01). This bold legislation will strengthen U.S. domestic manufacturing and supply chains, accelerate research and innovation, invest in American workers, and prepare our country to compete in the 21st century. DelBene secured a number of provisions in this legislative package that would: Support Washington’s economy by ensuring that aircraft, which prior to COV... Read more

  • DelBene, Schweikert Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Use of Virtual Currency
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Tax Reform, Science and Technology

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and David Schweikert (AZ-06) introduced the Virtual Currency Tax Fairness Act, a bipartisan bill that would create a workable structure for taxing purchases made with virtual currency, also known as cryptocurrency, further strengthening the legitimacy of virtual currency in our digital economy. The legislation is cosponsored by Representatives Darren Soto (FL-09) and Tom Emmer (MN-06). Currently, any gains from virtual currency must be reported as tax... Read more

  • 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