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  • House Passes Heroes Act with DelBene Provisions to Avoid 60 Million Layoffs, Support Families, Continue Essential Services, and Ramp Up Testing
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Jobs and the Economy, Tax Reform, Housing

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed its next major piece of urgently-needed legislation to address the COVID-19 outbreak, the Heroes Act (H.R. 6800). This bill will protect American lives and our economy from the devastation of this pandemic. “The House of Representatives continues to meet this historic crisis with bold action to protect Americans and ward off an economic catastrophe. This bill will make sure workers and families don’t have to choose between paying their rent and fee... Read more

  • Group of Bipartisan Members Introduce Legislation to Reduce Layoffs by Expanding Employee Retention Tax Credit
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Tax Reform

    Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), John Katko (NY-24), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today introduced bipartisan legislation to enhance the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) that Congress recently enacted in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The members are pushing for their bipartisan proposal to be included in the next bill that Congress crafts to combat COVID-19. The ERTC encourages businesses of all sizes to... Read more

  • DelBene Secures Tax Extension for Non-profit Hospitals, Universities, Other Tax-exempt Organizations
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) applauded the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) extending the 2019 federal tax filing and payment deadline for tax-exempt organizations, such as nonprofits, hospitals, and universities from May 15 to July 15. On April 3, DelBene led a letter to the IRS calling for these changes and was joined by 33 members of Congress. “The IRS made the right decision to extend the tax filing and payment deadline for tax-exempt organizations,” said DelBene. “Just like indi... Read more

  • DelBene, Schweikert Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Ease Use of Virtual Currency
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform, Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-06) introduced the Virtual Currency Tax Fairness Act (H.R. 5635), a bipartisan bill which would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to specifically address transactions made with virtual currency. This bill creates a structure for taxing purchases made with virtual currency, further strengthening the legitimacy of virtual currency in the digital economy by creating parity in the tax code. Currently, any gains rea... Read more

  • DelBene, LaHood Bill to Empower Small Business Receives Strong Industry Support
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Tax Reform

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL) are pleased to announce overwhelming industry support for their bipartisan legislation – the Small Business Tax Fairness and Compliance Simplification Act (H.R. 1349). In a letter, over 3,300 salon owners and beauty professionals expressed their support for H.R. 1349, which would reduce compliance burdens for tens of thousands of small businesses in the beauty industry. This bicameral, bipartisan bill would extend the tax co... Read more

  • DelBene Applauds Passage of Cadillac Tax Repeal
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Tax Reform

    Today, the House of Representatives passed the Middle-Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019, which repeals the “Cadillac Tax,” a 40% excise tax on the most expensive health care plans which came into existence under the Affordable Care Act. “Everyday families worry far too much about the rising costs of health care. The Cadillac Tax will drive up out-of-pocket costs for nearly half of American workers in just a few short years. While the intended goal of the Cadillac tax was to put downwa... Read more

  • Strengthening the Child Tax Credit
    Posted in eNewsletters on March 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Dear Friend, Every child deserves a fair shot at success. Today, too many parents are facing difficult realities as they try to raise a family. Stagnating wages, higher housing costs, and student loan debt are making it harder for parents to give their children the opportunities they need to succeed. In Washington state, approximately 226,000 children live below the poverty line. That’s why I, along with Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introdu... Read more

  • DelBene, DeLauro, Bennet, Brown Reintroduce Major Proposal to Cut Taxes for Families with Children
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Tax Reform

    U.S. Representatives Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH), today reintroduced the American Family Act of 2019 to overhaul the existing Child Tax Credit and make it a dramatically more effective tool for supporting middle-class families with kids and reducing child poverty. The bill was introduced with 36 original Senate cosponsors and 174 original House cosponsors, indicating a major show of support from across the Democrat... Read more

  • DelBene Issues Statement on Supreme Court Decision Regarding Online Sales Taxes
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Tax Reform

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) made the following statement shortly after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of allowing states to collect sales taxes on online purchases in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. “I am very pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision to abandon the outdated physical presence rule set by Quill. As in so many other areas, technology has evolved faster than the law and left us with at times bizarre, unfair results. This is a big win for local brick-and-mortar retaile... Read more

  • Modernizing the IRS and Protecting Taxpayers
    Posted in eNewsletters on April 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Dear Friend, Every year at this time, millions of Americans are filing their tax returns, and it’s our job to ensure that as the criminals get smarter, the IRS has the resources they need to protect taxpayers’ identities. This week, the House of Representatives passed two bipartisan bills I helped introduce to do just that. These two pieces of legislation are part of a group of bills passed in the House this week to modernize the IRS. As a former tech CEO, I was astounded to learn that the IRS i... Read more