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  • 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

  • WA Dems to Trump Admin: “Listen to Our Fishermen” and Save Bristol Bay, WA Fishing Jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Patty Murray (D-WA), U.S. Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Adam Smith (WA-09), Denny Heck (WA-10), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Rick Larsen (WA-02), Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and 36 of their Senate and House colleagues sent a forceful letter to President Trump urging him listen to Washington fisherman and businesses before removing the science-based environmental rules that protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay and the livelihoods of thousand... Read more

  • DelBene Introduces Bill to Boost Veteran Employment
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA-01) introduced legislation today to expand veterans’ access to long-term, good-paying jobs in the manufacturing industry by boosting training for those re-entering the civilian workforce. “As a nation, we have an obligation to care for those who risked their lives to protect us and defend our freedoms. Too many veterans are still struggling to find jobs and as workers face significant challenges adapting to a rapidly changing economy, it is es... Read more

  • DelBene Asks Community Colleges to Detail the Skills Gap in the American Work Force
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) co-chair of the House Democratic Caucus New Economy Task Force, asked community colleges to detail how they are addressing the skills gap in the American work force with the goal of gleaning new information that will help guide policy discussions on the issue in Congress. DelBene asked community colleges to provide information on the skills being taught in educational institutions and how federal policy could help remedy the dispariti... Read more

  • Bipartisan, Bicameral PNW Members Defend Their Farmers from NAFTA Renegotiation Threat
    Posted in Press Releases on September 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Representative Dave Reichert (WA-08), and Representative Suzan DelBene (WA-01) led a bipartisan group of members of Congress urging the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to abandon a proposal to establish a trade remedy provision for perishable and seasonal products that would harm the competiveness of fruit and vegetable growers in Washington state and Oregon. The provision is being considered as a part of the North American ... Read more

  • Bipartisan, Bicameral PNW Members Defend Their Farmers from NAFTA Renegotiation Threat
    Posted in In the News on September 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Jobs and the Economy

    Today, September 20, 2017 U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Representative Dave Reichert (WA-08), and Representative Suzan DelBene (WA-01) led a bipartisan group of members of Congress urging the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to abandon a proposal to establish a trade remedy provision for perishable and seasonal products that would harm the competiveness of fruit and vegetable growers in Washington state and Oregon. The provision is being considered as a part of the North American ... Read more

  • DelBene Named Co-Chair of Jobs for America Task Force to Create an Economic Agenda
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced that she will serve in a leadership role in the House Democratic Caucus Jobs for America Task Forces, a unified effort from the House Democratic Caucus to craft a legislative agenda that will benefit hardworking Americans and middle-class families. DelBene will serve as co-chair for the New Economy Task Force. “Congress needs to update our laws to ensure all Americans succeed in the rapidly changing economy. Democrats believ... Read more

  • A Busy August in WA01
    Posted in eNewsletters on September 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Dear Friend, It was a busy August back in the beautiful First Congressional District! I had the opportunity to travel throughout the district talking to folks about ways Congress can update our laws to ensure all Americans succeed in the rapidly changing economy. Nowhere in the country is the economic impact of innovation and entrepreneurship more visible than in Washington’s First District, where our local industries — ranging from aerospace, manufacturing, and high-tech to agriculture, clean e... Read more