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  • DelBene Introduces Bill Eliminating Corporate Tax Breaks that Protect Perpetrators of Sexual Misconduct
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today introduced legislation that would eliminate tax breaks that currently allow corporations to deduct expenses associated with instances of sexual misconduct by their employees. “It is coming into sharp focus that for too long settlements have been paid by powerful figures to victims of sexual misconduct in exchange for their signing non-disclosure agreements, keeping perpetrators’ reputations intact and company names out of headlines. Th... Read more

  • DelBene to Introduce Bill Eliminating Corporate Tax Breaks that Protect Perpetrators of Sexual Misconduct
    Posted in Press Releases on November 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today announced plans to introduce legislation when Congress returns that would eliminate tax breaks that currently allow corporations to deduct expenses associated with instances of sexual misconduct by their employees. “It is coming into sharp focus that for too long settlements have been paid by powerful figures to victims of sexual misconduct in exchange for their signing non-disclosure agreements, keeping perpetrators’ reputations intac... Read more

  • Congresswoman Suzan DelBene Delivers Weekly Democratic Address
    Posted in Press Releases on November 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene of Washington, member of the House Ways and Means Committee, delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. In this week’s address, DelBene condemned House Republicans’ GOP Tax Scam which raise taxes for 36 million middle-class families while giving tax cuts to corporations and the wealthy few. Video and audio of the Weekly Democratic Address can be downloaded here. Below is a full transcript of the address: “Hi, I’m Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, and I rep... Read more

  • DelBene Opposes Ryan-McConnell Bill That Hikes Taxes on Middle-Class Families to Pay for Corporate Tax Cuts
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), who serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, opposed the Ryan-McConnell tax bill today on the House floor because it would increase taxes on 36 million middle-class families. Republicans still passed the bill without a single Democrat supporting the measure. “In this Ryan-McConnell tax bill, Republicans are touting the largest set of corporate tax cuts in our country’s history. They’re raving that their corporate cuts will create jobs,... Read more

  • DelBene Opposes Ryan-McConnell Tax Bill That Hikes Taxes on Middle Class to Pay for Massive Corporate Tax Cuts
    Posted in Press Releases on November 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), who serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, opposed the Ryan-McConnell tax bill today in a committee vote because it would increase taxes on America’s middle class. “My Republican colleagues have not answered the cries of the people in this country who are just looking for a little fairness and relief in our nation’s tax code,” DelBene said. “As I pointed out in the markup, Speaker Ryan has made certain that corporations can still ded... Read more

  • DelBene Offers Amendments to Help Middle-Class Families in Markup of Ryan-McConnell Tax Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), who serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, continued marking up the Ryan-McConnell tax bill today – offering amendments to help middle-class families afford housing and healthcare. The Republican bill would eliminate key deductions used by middle-class families, such as the medical expense deduction, the deduction for student loan interest and housing. DelBene offered an amendment to expand the Low Income Housing Tax Credit by 50 per... Read more

  • DelBene Supports Amendments to Help Middle-Class Families in Markup of Ryan-McConnell Tax Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), who serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, continued marking up the Ryan-McConnell tax bill today. The Republican bill would eliminate key deductions used by middle-class families, such as the medical expense deduction, the deduction for student loan interest and housing. According to the Joint Committee on Taxation, 20 percent of taxpayers would pay more by 2027. DelBene spoke in support of amendments to provide parity between indiv... Read more

  • Day One of Ways and Means Committee Markup of Ryan-McConnell Tax Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), who serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, began marking up the Ryan-McConnell tax bill today. The Republican bill would add trillions of dollars to the deficit, paid for on the backs of future generations. The bill would eliminate key deductions used by middle-class families such as the medical expense deduction, the deduction for student loan interest and housing. “[This bill] is morally bankrupt, and an outright attack on the midd... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on Release of Ryan-McConnell Tax Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today issued the following statement after Republicans released the bill text of the Ryan-McConnell tax plan: “As a new member of the House Ways and Means Committee, I’m incredibly disappointed Republicans are pushing partisan legislation and denying Democrats a seat at the table on a major policy debate that touches every American’s life. Real people want real tax reform, whether you’re a small-business owner creating jobs in our community,... Read more

  • DelBene, Smith, Jayapal Introduce Access to Affordable Housing Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today led members of the Washington state delegation representing King County in introducing the Access to Affordable Housing Act to increase the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) by 50 percent. “Making sure that every American has a safe and affordable place to call home is a moral imperative that we must address,” DelBene said. “To help lift families out of poverty and expand access to affordable housing, we need to increase the Low In... Read more