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  • 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

  • DelBene on Trump’s Announcement on Aluminum Tariffs
    Posted in Press Releases on May 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following after President Trump’s announcement on aluminum tariffs. “Starting a trade war with our allies does nothing to address China’s actions to promote oversupply and market manipulation. Instead, it will damage our relationships, close off markets for our farmers and local businesses, jeopardize my constituents’ jobs and increase costs on American consumers.” DelBene serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction... Read more

  • Congressional Aluminum Caucus Meets with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to Discuss Tariffs
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Co-Chairs of the Congressional Aluminum Caucus, Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA-01), Rep. Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN-08), Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH-06), and Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA-02) and other members of the Congressional Aluminum Caucus met with U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to discuss the Section 232 on aluminum. In this meeting, the Co-Chairs cautioned Secretary Ross against a blanket, one-size-fits-all approach, on aluminum tariffs. “Aluminum producers in my district and ... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on Aluminum Tariffs
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today released the following statement after President Trump announced tariffs on aluminum imports. “Aluminum is critical to our economy and national security, providing material for aerospace, building construction and cars. But U.S. producers are at an unfair competitive disadvantage as other countries’ policies promote oversupply and market manipulation – threatening our homegrown businesses, jobs and communities,” DelBene said. “Unfortun... Read more

  • Supporting Nutrition Assistance
    Posted in eNewsletters on February 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Jobs and the Economy

    Dear Friend, Ensuring people have access to local and nutritious foods is an absolute necessity. Recently, I met with local nutrition advocates and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to talk about the importance of protecting nutrition programs in the upcoming farm bill. It’s important to remember that these investments not only have an incredibly positive effect on our economy, but also on people’s lives. During negotiations of the last farm bill, I successfully added a... Read more