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  • House Passes DelBene’s Legislation to Protect Communities from Landslides
    Posted in Press Releases on June 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene is pleased to announce that the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1261, the National Landslide Preparedness Act. The bill passed by voice vote and now goes to the Senate. “This victory has been a long time coming for the victims, families, friends and the entire Oso community, and honors our commitment to do everything possible to ensure we have the tools to help prevent these types of disasters. None of us will ever forget March 22, 2014, when a tragic land... Read more

  • DelBene, Cantwell, Luján Reintroduce Smart Cities Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) reintroduced the Smart Cities and Communities Act to promote the advancement of smart cities. This legislation was first introduced in 2017. “Investing in emerging smart city technologies is one of the biggest opportunities for our nation to remain the world’s unmatched leader in innovation,” said DelBene. She added, “Utilizing smart technologies to our advantage will allow cities to invest in... Read more

  • Natural Resources Committee Approves DelBene’s Bill to Protect Communities from Landslides
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Science and Technology

    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources voted to advance Rep. Suzan DelBene’s (WA-01) National Landslide Preparedness Act, which would help local communities prepare for and respond to landslides and other natural hazards. Her legislation was approved by unanimous consent. “I’m very pleased the Natural Resources Committee moved swiftly to advance this critical legislation that will help communities like Oso and others around the country be better prepared for the possibility of these typ... Read more

  • DelBene Introduces Legislation to Protect Consumer Privacy
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene reintroduced legislation that would change the way consumers' personal, private information is protected. The Information Transparency and Personal Data Control Act would give people control over their most sensitive information while ensuring the government can enforce these rules. “A lack of privacy control is a threat Americans face every day. As a former tech entrepreneur with experience in this field, I’m aware of the critical moment we’re facing. This is ... Read more

  • DelBene, Cantwell Introduce Legislation to Protect Communities from Landslides
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene and Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the top Democrat of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, introduced legislation in the House and Senate to help local communities prepare for and respond to landslides and other natural hazards. The National Landslide Preparedness Act would help protect communities and property, save lives and improve emergency preparedness and planning by targeting key gaps in current science and mapping critical to und... Read more

  • DelBene Appointed to Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology

    Today, Speaker Nancy Pelosi named Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) to the bipartisan Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. The Select Committee was established at the start of the 116th Congress to find ways to improve and modernize the way Congress operates. “Congress should be leading the way in a changing world,” said DelBene. “While the halls of Congress are rich with history, we need to make sure we’re being responsive to the needs of the American people during a time when t... Read more

  • Growing Washington's Space Industry
    Posted in eNewsletters on October 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Science and Technology

    Dear Friend, Washington state boasts a diverse range of innovative sectors, including an exciting local space industry. Our space industry supports more than 6,000 jobs and generates $1.7 billion for our economy. To sustain economic growth in our region, we must have an open dialogue between policymakers and industry leaders to understand the challenges and opportunities ahead and how we can best prepare for those. That’s why I joined House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), whose district incl... Read more

  • DelBene and Hoyer Highlight Economic Impact of Washington State’s Space Industry During “Make It In America” Roundtable
    Posted in Press Releases on October 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene joined with Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) for a roundtable conversation with companies and organizations leading, innovating, and building Washington state’s space cluster. The discussion focused on what is being done to sustain and grow Washington’s space industry, and what Congress can do to help foster growth. The event was hosted by Aerojet Rocketdyne, who also led DelBene and Hoyer on a tour of their Redmond facility. The discussion was a continuation... Read more

  • Sign up for the Congressional App Challenge!
    Posted in eNewsletters on October 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology

    Dear Friend, Before becoming a Member of Congress, technology shaped my career. That’s why I’m thrilled to be the Co-Chair of the 2018 Congressional App Challenge. This national competition enables middle and high school students in each congressional district to use their coding skills to cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit. Students can sign up for the Congressional App Challenge as individuals or in groups of up to four. The winners are publicly recognized and invited to Washington, D.C. to s... Read more

  • DelBene Named Co-Chair of the Congressional App Challenge
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology, Education

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) accepted her nomination as Co-Chair of this year’s Congressional App Challenge. The post was previously held by Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA). “As someone who built a career in tech, I am thrilled to help lead this national competition and to see up close the incredible ideas students from all across the country will bring to the table. STEM careers play a critical role in our 21st century economy and this competition serves a great opportunity for students to... Read more