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  • 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

  • The Real Future of Work
    Posted in In the News on January 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    In 2013, Diana Borland and 129 of her colleagues filed into an auditorium at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Borland had worked there for the past 13 years as a medical transcriptionist, typing up doctors’ audio recordings into written reports. The hospital occasionally held meetings in the auditorium, so it seemed like any other morning. The news she heard came as a shock: A UPMC representative stood in front of the group and told them their jobs were being outsourced to a contract... Read more

  • WA Lawmakers Urge Federal Funding for Critical Upgrades to Ballard Locks
    Posted in Press Releases on December 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Transportation

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) joined Reps. Suzan DelBene, Pramila Jayapal, Adam Smith, Rick Larsen, Dave Reichert, Denny Heck, and Derek Kilmer in a letter to the Trump Administration, urging it to use U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ funding to restore and modernize the Lake Washington Ship Canal and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Seattle, more commonly known as the Ballard Locks. The Locks are not only important to public safety and the enviro... Read more

  • DelBene Supports Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training, Calls for Further Action
    Posted in Press Releases on November 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today supported a House measure requiring members of Congress and staff to complete anti-harassment training. H.Res. 630 passed by voice vote. “I don’t care if you’re a Member of Congress, a Supreme Court Justice or the President of the United States – we should have a zero tolerance policy for sexual harassment in our government – just as we should in every aspect of society,” DelBene said. “There should absolutely be mandatory anti-harassm... Read more

  • DelBene Marks Small Business Saturday
    Posted in Press Releases on November 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    SNOHOMISH – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today marked Small Business Saturday by holiday shopping at locally-owned small businesses in Washington’s First District. “Growing up, my parents owned a toy store, so I know how important holiday shopping can be for a small retailer. Small Business Saturday is a great opportunity to show our support for local shops.” DelBene said. “By focusing on efforts that help our small businesses and local industries succeed, we’ll be able to create and grow... Read more

  • DelBene Leads Discussion on Jobs, Narrowing Skills Gap
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), a co-chair of the House Democratic Caucus Access to Jobs Task Force, led a discussion with members of Congress and experts on jobs, education and the skills gap to discuss how Democrats can further promote commonsense policies that benefit working men and women in America. As part of the House Democratic Caucus Jobs for America effort, the New Economy Task Force met to consider ways to address the skills gap in the American workforce... Read more

  • DelBene: Our Children Shouldn’t Foot the Bill for Tax Cuts to the Wealthiest Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Tax Reform, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today opposed the Republican’s budget, which would have damaging effects on working families. “This is not a serious budget designed to help middle-class families. Instead, this budget is simply a vehicle to rush through a partisan tax proposal using a process known as reconciliation. And what’s worse, the Ryan-McConnell tax plan would add trillions of dollars to the deficit – making our children foot the bill for a tax cuts that disproporti... Read more

  • Preparing for a New Economy
    Posted in eNewsletters on October 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Dear Friend, Recently, the House Democratic Caucus announced the creation of the Jobs for America Task Forces to help craft a legislative agenda that will benefit hardworking Americans and middle-class families. I was named co-chair of the New Economy Task Force, which is one of five Task Forces aimed at identifying opportunities and solutions for American workers across the country. With a rapidly changing economy and new challenges facing American workers, the New Economy Task Force will take ... Read more