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  • Federal Investments That’ll Help Meet Our Communities’ Needs
    Posted in eNewsletters on July 31, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Dear friend, This week, the House approved federal funding legislation that included $6.7 million in funding for community projects in Washington’s 1st district that I championed. These projects include recreation and community centers, child care facilities, career development and youth engagement programs, and telehealth expansion in rural areas that will benefit Washington families and communities. Resources like these can have a direct and meaningful impact in our communities, helping Washin... Read more

  • Redmond Reporter: Restaurant owners discuss labor difficulties with U.S Rep. Suzan DelBene
    Posted in In the News on July 8, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Medina, met with a handful of restaurant owners from the Eastside of King County on July 6 to discuss some of the challenges they currently face as communities transition back to relative normalcy following the pandemic. The restaurant owners reflected on the difficulties they have endured while adapting to keep their businesses afloat within the community as governmental support, ingenuity and business savvy helped them out of a situation that was disproportionately h... Read more

  • DelBene Commends Resolution of the 17-Year Boeing-Airbus Trade Dispute
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene released the following statement commending the resolution in the longstanding trade dispute between the U.S. and E.U. over aircraft subsidies: “After almost two decades of the Boeing-Airbus trade dispute, the United States and the European Union have reached an agreement that will benefit our aerospace industry and workers in Washington state and across the country. This resolution is estimated to protect 1.2 million American jobs and will serve as a strong co... Read more

  • Caregivers are the very definition of essential
    Posted in eNewsletters on June 12, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Jobs and the Economy

    Dear friend, The pandemic has required us all to make difficult sacrifices to protect our communities. This is especially true for our essential home care workers, who have been a lifeline to our loved ones during this crisis, helping them eat, bathe, take their medications, and go about their lives. Last week, I met with three SEIU 775 caregivers working in Washington, who shared their stories, successes, and struggles with me. We discussed the challenges that the pandemic has imposed on carin... Read more

  • Infrastructure is calling
    Posted in eNewsletters on June 5, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Transportation

    Dear friend, Our state has 416 bridges and over 5,400 miles of highway that are in poor condition. This is indicative of a larger infrastructure crisis around the country with crumbling roads, bridges, airports, and railways. We rely on these structures every day to commute to work, get our kids to school, and live our lives. This is unacceptable and it is time for Congress to make a historic investment in our infrastructure that will help get Americans back to work and rebuild our local econom... Read more

  • 100 days down—what's next?
    Posted in eNewsletters on May 1, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Dear friend, Many Americans tuned in this week to watch President Biden’s speech to Congress. The event gave us a chance to take stock of what the new administration has accomplished in its first 100 days and all we still need to do. Here are some highlights: Providing small businesses and families with the support they need to get through this crisis by passing the American Rescue Plan. The law expanded the Child Tax Credit to provide families with up to $300 per child per month, established ne... Read more

  • Have you received your stimulus check?
    Posted in eNewsletters on April 17, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Dear friend, 80 percent of Washington adults are expected to receive a stimulus check from the American Rescue Plan, and the IRS has already begun depositing money directly into bank accounts. In most cases, these payments are automatic, and you don’t need to do anything to receive them. If you have not received a payment, you can check the status of your stimulus using the Get My Payment tool from the IRS below: Get My Payment Help is here, and I want to get these resources to you as quickly as... Read more

  • DelBene Announces Launch of Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program
    Posted in Press Releases on April 8, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program has begun accepting applications. This funding is available through the American Rescue Plan to support Washington state small businesses and workers. The program includes a total of over $16 billion in resources for shuttered venues such as performing arts centers, movie theaters, and museums. “Venues have been hit uniquely hard by this pandemic,” sai... Read more

  • Do You Have Questions About the American Rescue Plan?
    Posted in eNewsletters on March 20, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    Dear friend, The American Rescue Plan is getting immediate relief out to our communities. Already, over 90 million stimulus checks were deposited in bank accounts, vaccine distribution is ramping up, and much-needed resources are becoming available to workers and families across the country. There is still much more to do, and I want to make sure that you have all the information you need to access benefits that can support you and your family through the pandemic. My office recently updated a s... Read more

  • Seattle Times: Washington state to get billions of dollars for schools, transit and cities as COVID-19 relief bill clears Congress
    Posted in In the News on March 10, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    OLYMPIA — Dollars for COVID-19 vaccinations and contact-tracing. Relief for K-12 schools. Child-care funding. Rental and mortgage assistance. Aid to state and local governments. Help for transit. Wednesday’s approval in the U.S. House of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package will channel billions of dollars to Washington state as schools, businesses, governments and people begin to chart a course toward recovery from a year living with a global pandemic. Dubbed the American Rescue Plan, t... Read more