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  • 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

  • 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

  • Congresswoman DelBene says GOP tax reform plan will hurt middle class families, municipalities
    Posted in In the News on October 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    On Monday Oct. 9th, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) will visit with Redmond City officials outside Fire Station 11 to highlight what she says the harm the Republican tax plan would have on middle-class families and municipalities, if Congress eliminates the state and local tax deductions for filers. This month House Republicans plan to advance their tax plan, which would no longer allow families to use the state and local tax deduction, also known as SALT. That in turn would mean an average ... Read more

  • DelBene Demands IRS Explain New Contract with Equifax
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform, Science and Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today wrote to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen demanding answers as to why the agency would contract with Equifax, the company responsible for the massive security breach of nearly half of Americans’ information. “I write with deep concern over the recently reported decision by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to award a no-bid contract to Equifax,” DelBene’s letter stated. “I must question the IRS’ decision to move forward with this contra... Read more

  • DelBene: GOP’s Partisan Tax Plan Puts Middle Class Last
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today made the following statement after House Republicans released their partisan tax proposal: “It is incredibly disappointing that Republicans are once again pushing partisan legislation and denying Democrats a seat at the table on a major policy debate that touches every American’s life. Whether you’re a small business owner creating jobs in our communities, a family saving for your child’s college tuition, a senior trying to pay for pre... Read more

  • DelBene Calls for Clean Reauthorization of Home Visiting Program
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Tax Reform, Seniors

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today called on Republicans to work with Democrats on a clean reauthorization of the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program to ensure states and communities can continue helping children and families thrive. This traditionally bipartisan program provides in-home help to ensure new parents can raise children who are healthy, happy and ready for school. “I strongly support reauthorization of the Home Visiting progr... Read more

  • House speaker Paul Ryan pushes his tax proposal at Boeing Everett
    Posted in In the News on August 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Speaker of the House Paul Ryan spoke at a town hall at Boeing's Everett plant Thursday after taking part in a morning tour of the facility. Ryan is on a tour of the Northwest as part of a push to revamp the nation's tax code, a plan that focuses on cutting the corporate tax rate and simplifying the tax code. Speaking before a backdrop of Boeing's 787 assembly line, Speaker Ryan argued the current 35 percent corporate rate puts U.S. businesses at a competitive disadvantage. Click here for the who... Read more

  • DelBene Calls for Bipartisan Approach to Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on August 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Tax Reform, Seniors

    BOTHELL – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today reiterated the need for a bipartisan approach to comprehensive tax reform while Speaker Paul Ryan visited the Boeing Co. in Everett: “We have a once in a generation opportunity to modernize our tax code, if Republicans include Democrats in the legislative process. There is no question that our tax laws are in desperate need of thoughtful reform. Done properly, tax reform could eliminate inequities in the code, and give working families and busi... Read more