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  • 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

  • DelBene Introduces Legislation to Regulate Consumer Privacy
    Posted in Press Releases on September 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene introduced a bill that would change the way consumers' personal, private information is protected. Her legislation has received valuable input from both consumer advocacy groups and tech companies, and is cosponsored by Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY). "As a former tech CEO, I know firsthand that consumers, policymakers and the private sector share responsibility for protecting personal information from potential bad actors. With Americans spending roughly 2... Read more

  • Supporting Local Startups
    Posted in eNewsletters on September 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Science and Technology

    Dear Friend, I recently participated in Startup Week to celebrate the innovation and creativity that drives many Washington state startups. I toured several startups in our region to highlight their impact on our local and national economy. Washington is home to some of the most innovative entrepreneurs in the country, and we need to keep doing everything possible to foster a healthy startup ecosystem. Our country’s economy depends on good startups. Not only do they lead the way in innovation, b... Read more

  • DelBene Highlights Economic Impact of Local Startups During Daylong Tour
    Posted in Press Releases on August 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Science and Technology

    To celebrate "Startup Week Across America," Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) visited yesterday with local startups in the greater Seattle area to draw greater attention to the importance startups have on job creation and the economy. DelBene and other members of Congress are visiting local businesses this week across a variety of sectors to discuss the economic impact startups have on the nation. “It was exciting to meet with these amazing startups and learn more about what they do. Our regio... Read more

  • DelBene Unveils Proposal to Regulate Consumer Privacy in Financial Times Op-Ed
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) announced that she has drafted legislation that would change the way individuals’ private information is protected. In an op-ed published by the Financial Times, Rep. DelBene outlined her proposal, which has already received valuable input from consumer advocacy groups and tech companies. “As a former Microsoft executive and a former chief executive of a technology company, I understand that consumers, policymakers and the private sector share responsibi... Read more

  • DelBene Bill Modernizing IRS Technology Passes House of Representatives
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform, Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) lauded the passage of her bipartisan legislation, the 21st Century IRS Act, which modernizes Internal Revenue Service (IRS) technology while also protecting the identities of taxpayers. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Mike Bishop (R-MI), passed the House by a vote of 414 to 3. “There’s no reason for the IRS to have not entered the digital age by now, and this bill is an important step in the right direction. As we saw yesterday, technology is critical for a... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on IRS Online Payment System Crashing
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform, Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, member of the House Ways and Means Committee, made the following statement. “The notion that on Tax Day – when millions of hardworking people across the country are trying to pay their taxes lawfully and on time – the IRS’ online payment system suddenly crashes, shows there’s still much work to be done in addressing this critical issue. “I call on the IRS to grant extensions to anyone who is unable to pay their taxes on time through their website because of to... Read more