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  • 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

  • DelBene, brewers tap into bipartisan Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act
    Posted in In the News on August 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Tax Reform

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene joked that she was in a brewery, but everyone was drinking coffee. After all, it was near 11 a.m. on Tuesday. With Postdoc Brewing Company co-owner Debbie Chambers leading the way, DelBene toured the Redmond hop-spot before gathering with a group of craft brewery owners to discuss the bipartisan Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (H.R. 747), which is aimed at lowering the federal excise tax for small brewers so they can tap into expansion and hire more em... Read more

  • Dems on tax reform outreach: Talk is cheap
    Posted in In the News on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Democrats say they have little reason to believe that Republicans are serious about doing tax reform on a bipartisan basis, saying they have yet to put meaningful action behind their words. While Republicans have expressed an interest in bipartisanship on the issue and held a few meetings with Democratic lawmakers, they are also planning to pass tax-reform legislation through a process known as reconciliation, which would allow a bill to pass the Senate with only GOP support. Additionally, key R... Read more

  • House GOP Tax Plan Would Allow Small Business Interest Deductions
    Posted in In the News on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    The House Ways and Means Tax Policy Subcommittee is “actively working” on provisions to allow small businesses to deduct the interest they pay on debt, Chairman Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) said. The provision would be a change to the House GOP tax reform plan, which would eliminate the ability of companies to deduct the interest on their loans but allow them to write off all business expenses. The current tax code already allows many small businesses to deduct both business investments and interest ex... Read more

  • Reps. Davis, DelBene Introduce The Child Care and Dependent Credit Enhancement Act of 2017
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Today, Reps. Danny K. Davis (D-IL-07) and Suzan K. DelBene (D-WA-01) introduced the Child Care and Dependent Credit Enhancement Act of 2017. The average cost of daycare for children up to age four has climbed to $9,589 annually, more than the average cost of state college tuition. For families earning the national median income, the average cost of care for just one child under five amounts to 18 percent of their income, and for families in lower income brackets, child care alone could cost as ... Read more

  • DelBene Calls for Middle-Class First Approach to Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today advocated for a bipartisan approach to comprehensive tax reform and urged her colleagues across the aisle to focus on fairness and financial security for working families and small businesses. “The complexity of our current tax code is paid for on the backs of working families and small businesses. There’s no question that our tax laws are in desperate need of thoughtful reform,” DelBene said. “But comprehensive tax reform does not mean tilting the scal... Read more

  • Bipartisan Coalition Reintroduces Remote Transactions Parity Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Tax Reform

    Reps. Kristi Noem (R-SD) and John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) today led a bipartisan group of lawmakers in reintroducing H.R. 2193, the Remote Transactions Parity Act (RTPA), which aims to create a level playing field so Main Street stores and online retailers can compete fairly. Reps. Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Steve Womack (R-AR), Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Steve Stivers (R-OH), Lou Barletta (R-PA), Jackie Speier (D-CA), Peter Welch (D-VT) and David Cicilline (D-RI) joined Noem and Conyers as lead cosponsors ... Read more