Jobs and the Economy

DelBene, Brady Introduce Resolution to Open New Markets for American Clean Energy Products, Create Jobs, Reduce Emissions

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Today, House Ways & Means Committee Vice-Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Ranking Member Kevin Brady (TX-08) released the following statement after introducing a bipartisan resolution to boost trade in environmental goods and technologies and launch negotiations to complete a new environmental goods agreement: “Promoting trade in environmental products, especially with countries with…

DelBene Statement on House Action to Avert National Rail Shutdown

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Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement on House passage of bipartisan legislation to avert a national rail strike. “I fully support the right of rail workers to negotiate for better pay, benefits, and working conditions. For too long, railroads have had the upper hand. “A national railroad strike would be devastating to working families and our…

DelBene, Bonamici Introduce Legislation to Support Veteran Employment in Manufacturing

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Today, Congresswomen Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) introduced legislation to expand veterans’ access to long-term, good-paying manufacturing jobs by boosting training for those reentering the civilian workforce from military service.  The Manufacturing Jobs for Veterans Act of 2022 would provide $50 million in U.S. Department of Labor grants to three states to…

DelBene Celebrates $100M Grant to Boost U.S. Battery Production

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Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) celebrated a $100 million U.S. Department of Energy grant to Group14 Technologies to boost domestic battery production. The funding comes from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that she supported to help galvanize domestic battery component manufacturing, materials processing, and recycling to support the growing EV market and energy…

Transcript of DelBene Remarks at Ways & Means Hearing on the Future of U.S-Taiwan Trade

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Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) participated in a House Ways & Means Committee hearing on the future of U.S.-Taiwan trade. Recently, DelBene participated in a Congressional delegation to the Indo-Pacific with Speaker Pelosi, including visiting Taiwan. Witnesses included: Bonnie Glaser, Director of the Asia Program, The German Marshall Fund of the United States …

DelBene, DeLauro, Torres, Bennet, Brown, Booker Statement on Extending the Expanded Child Tax Credit Before Year End

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Today, as new data from the Census Bureau showed that child poverty dropped to a record low in 2021 in large part as a result of the expanded Child Tax Credit, U.S. Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), and Ritchie Torres (NY-15), alongside U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (CO), Sherrod Brown (OH), and Cory Booker (NJ), released the following statement: “Today’s Census…

House Passes Historic Legislation to Lower Costs for Families, Invest in Clean Energy Future

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives, with the support of Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), passed the Inflation Reduction Act, which will lower costs for families, make historic investments in our clean energy future, and decrease the federal deficit. The bill passed the Senate on Sunday and now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law. It was a top priority for the…

DelBene, LaHood, Bera, Chabot Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Promote the U.S. Digital Economy and Digital Trade

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Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Darin LaHood (IL-18), Ami Bera (CA-07), and Steve Chabot (OH-01) introduced a bipartisan, bicameral resolution outlining the importance of the U.S. digital economy and greater U.S. leadership on digital trade negotiations with like-minded countries. The resolution calls for the White House to negotiate strong, inclusive,…

House Passes Historic Legislation to Create More Semiconductor Chips in U.S.

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act with the support of Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), which will lower costs for families, make the U.S. a global economic leader in the 21st century, and protect our national security. The bill passed the Senate earlier this week and now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law. …

DelBene, Commerce Sec. Raimondo Underscore Impact of Computer Chip Shortage in WA

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Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) was joined by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo to underscore the importance of addressing the nationwide semiconductor chip shortage and its impact on the Washington state economy. On a call with reporters, DelBene and Raimondo discussed how the current chip shortage is affecting prices and product supply in Washington and the urgent…