Technology

DelBene, Schrier, Gluesenkamp Perez Introduce Bill to Extend Landslide Protections

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Today, Congresswomen Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Kim Schrier, MD (WA-08), and Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (WA-03) introduced legislation that will help save lives, protect communities and property, and improve natural disaster emergency preparedness. The National Landslide Preparedness Act Reauthorization Act (H.R. 7003) would reauthorize the National Landslide Preparedness Act through 2028.…

DelBene Announces WA-01 Winner of 2023 Congressional App Challenge

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Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced the winner of the 2023 Congressional App Challenge from Washington’s 1st Congressional District. The winning app, ViziBox, was created by Aryav Taneja, from Redmond. ViziBox is used to read aloud text on documents or labels that are difficult for the visually impaired. A small device is used to take a picture of the text and then the…

DelBene Celebrates Second Anniversary of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

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Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement celebrating the second anniversary of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: "Two years ago, President Biden and Congress made the largest investment in America’s infrastructure since the interstate highway system. In the years since, the law has continued to drive Washington forward, delivering…

DelBene Welcomes Biden AI EO, Urges Congress to Act on Data Privacy

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Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement in response to President Biden’s executive order on artificial intelligence. “The United States must be in the driver’s seat as artificial intelligence expands around the world and President Biden clearly understands that. I welcome the president’s executive order to ensure AI is implemented in a safe and secure…

DelBene on Regulating AI: Privacy is the ‘Fundamental Building Block’

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Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) joined Bloomberg’s Sound On to discuss AI and how data privacy must underpin our approach to all tech policies including AI policy. DelBene recently published an op-ed in Newsweek highlighting the importance of passing a national data privacy law that protects Americans' sensitive information, improves the quality of AI products, and gives the…

Broadband Breakfast: Rep. Suzan DelBene: Want Protection From AI? The First Step Is a National Privacy Law

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In the six months since a new chatbot confessed its love for a reporter before taking a darker turn, the world has woken up to how artificial intelligence can dramatically change our lives and how it can go awry. AI is quickly being integrated into nearly every aspect of our economy and daily lives. However, in our nation’s capital, laws aren’t keeping up with the rapid…

DelBene Leads WA Delegation Members Pushing for Cascadia High-Speed Rail Funding

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Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) led 10 members of the Washington congressional delegation calling for the U.S. Department of Transportation to award funds for the Cascadia High-Speed Rail project. In a letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, the lawmakers urged the department to invest in establishing a high-speed rail network that will connect the Cascadia region…

DelBene Secures Clean Aviation Wins in House FAA Reauthorization

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Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) celebrated House passage of bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that includes provisions she championed to decarbonize the aviation industry through greater adoption of hydrogen-powered aircraft. “Transportation is responsible for one-third of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, making transitioning to…

KUOW: Retired Alaska Airlines turboprop to get new life as 'world's largest' hydrogen-powered plane

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Alaska Airlines ceremonially handed over a surplus turboprop airliner on Monday to a company that aims to turn it into the largest hydrogen-powered plane yet to fly. The event at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, attracted prominent politicians and a throng of students interested in aviation in a sign of the current buzz around hydrogen fuel as a means to decarbonize air…

Everett Herald: ‘Zero Emissions’: New breed of plane gets spotlight at Paine Field

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 Keys to city, keys to the car. It’s not every day someone is handed the keys to a commercial airplane, but that’s what happened Monday at Paine Field. Alaska Airlines CEO Ben Minicucci turned over the keys to a 76-seat Bombardier Q400 to Val Miftakhov, CEO of ZeroAvia. The big turboprop, tail number N441QX, is a former Alaska Airlines commercial passenger plane. Now painted blue…