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  • DelBene Statement on President Trump’s Tax Outline
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today released the following statement after President Trump outlined his tax policy priorities: “Working families and small businesses need certainty and stability to plan and invest for the future. Unfortunately, the President’s tax proposal is just another example of how this administration has been long on rhetoric and short on specifics,” DelBene said. “It remains unclear how this proposal would help middle-class families or how it would be paid for. Cre... Read more

  • If Congress wants tax reform, it has to be bipartisan effort
    Posted in In the News on April 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Historically, comprehensive tax reform has only worked when it has been a bipartisan effort. Now is not the time to break that tradition. The last time a major overhaul of our tax code was successful, a Republican president and a bipartisan group in Congress came together to help the American people by reforming parts of the tax code that weren’t working. That process was the product of years of sustained effort and extensive debate. The end product was not perfect — no piece of legislation is —... Read more

  • Comprehensive Tax Reform
    Posted in eNewsletters on April 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Dear Friend, As taxpayers know all too well, our current tax code is cumbersome, often fails to reflect the way the world works today and produces unfair results with loopholes that are prone to abuse. Through my work on the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over tax policy, I hope we’ll be able to pass comprehensive reform that makes the tax code simpler and more equitable. Tax reform is about fairness for all Americans, and giving working families and businesses the certai... Read more

  • DelBene Demands Trump’s Tax Returns
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today voted in support of a resolution that would have forced the release of President Trump’s tax returns. “This President is breaking 40 years of precedent with his alarming lack of financial transparency, and his refusal to release his tax returns is a serious red flag. Given the President’s evasive maneuvering, Congress has a constitutional responsibility to obtain the records needed to perform rigorous, unbiased oversight,” DelBene said. “If the Presiden... Read more

  • DelBene, Meehan Introduce HELP for Students and Parents Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform, Education

    Reps. Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.) and Suzan DelBene (D-Wa.) this week introduced the Higher Education Loan Payments (HELP) for Students and Parents Act, bipartisan legislation that will make college more affordable by modernizing how the tax code treats employer contributions toward student loan repayment. “The average American student graduates with more than $37,000 in student debt and for too many middle class students, a college degree is simply out of reach all together,” said Congressman Meeha... Read more

  • DelBene Opposes GOP’s Healthcare Repeal and Cost Hike on Middle Class, Seniors and Women
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Jobs and the Economy, Tax Reform, Seniors, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today opposed the Republican health bill that increases out-of-pocket costs for middle-class families and strips healthcare from tens of millions who received coverage through the Affordable Care Act. In addition to hiking co-pays and deductibles for middle-class families, the Republican bill gives a $7 million tax break to each of the 400 wealthiest American households, guts benefits and protections for seniors, defunds Planned Parenthood and cuts funding fo... Read more

  • DelBene: GOP’s Bill Rips Healthcare from Millions, Increases Costs
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Jobs and the Economy, Tax Reform

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today released the following statement on the Republican’s bill, which strips healthcare from tens of millions who received coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and increases out-of-pocket costs for middle-class families: “It’s no wonder this bill was kept under lock and key until the very last second. Instead of building upon the reforms we’ve already made to expand coverage and reduce costs, my colleagues on the other side of the aisle have put fo... Read more

  • DelBene to Trump: Americans Need Certainty and Stability, Not Chaos
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Jobs and the Economy, Tax Reform

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today released the following statement after President Trump’s address to Congress: “In order to create jobs and provide economic security, Americans need certainty and stability – something that has been severely lacking in the first few weeks of this presidency. I’m hearing a lot of fear and anxiety from constituents about some of the President’s recent actions. I share many of their concerns and want people to know I will continue to work to provide Americ... Read more

  • DelBene Helps Introduce Bill to Require President to Disclose Foreign Assets
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Tax Reform, National Security

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today helped introduce the Presidential Trade Transparency Act to require the President to disclose foreign income, assets and liabilities when initiating trade or investment negotiations with a foreign country. “With the lack of financial transparency from this President, Congress must exercise its oversight responsibilities to ensure there isn’t improper influence by foreign entities when he is negotiating trade policy,” DelBene said. “The American public d... Read more

  • Rep. Suzan DelBene Sees 'Chaos' in Trump Administration
    Posted in In the News on February 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Rep. Suzan DelBene, a Democrat from Washington, comments on President Donald Trump's tax reform plan. She speaks with Bloomberg's Mike McKee on "Bloomberg Markets." Click here to watch the video. Read more