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  • DelBene, Clarke Introduce Legislation to Expand Smart City Technology
    Posted in Press Releases on May 20, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Smart Cities Caucus Chair Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) introduced the Smart Cities and Communities Act to promote the use of smart city technologies and enhance federal coordination of these programs. Smart technologies enable cities to improve community livability, services, communication, safety, mobility, and resilience to natural disasters; to reduce costs, traffic congestion, air pollution, energy use, and carbon emissions; and to promote economic ... Read more

  • DelBene, Pocan, & Schakowsky Applaud Biden Reversal on Fetal Tissue Ban
    Posted in Press Releases on April 16, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Science and Technology

    Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Mark Pocan (WI-02), and Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) released the following statement in response to the Biden administration’s reversal of the Trump-era prohibitions on the use of fetal tissue in biomedical research. “We applaud the Biden administration and Secretary Xavier Becerra for prioritizing science and reversing the Trump administration’s arbitrary barriers to both extramural and intramural researchers on the use of fetal tissue in scientific research,” ... Read more

  • Dems Call on Biden Administration to Reverse Trump Fetal Tissue Ban
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Science and Technology

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), and Mark Pocan (WI-02) called on the Biden administration to immediately revoke Trump-era bureaucratic hurdles that effectively prohibit the use of fetal tissue in biomedical research. In a letter to U.S. Health & Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, 26 House Democratic lawmakers underscored the immense value that fetal tissue research adds to advancing scientific and medical knowledge. “The previous administration’s restr... Read more

  • DelBene Introduces National Consumer Data Privacy Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on March 10, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) introduced the Information Transparency and Personal Data Control Act, legislation that would create a national data privacy standard to protect our most personal information and bring our laws into the 21st Century. Currently there is no federal data privacy law, resulting in states pursuing their own consumer privacy policies. However, in our digital world, a patchwork of different state laws will lead to confusion for people and businesses. A nationa... Read more

  • DelBene, Nadler, Sensenbrenner, & Davis Reintroduce Bill to Bring Email Privacy Into 21st Century
    Posted in Press Releases on December 15, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Jerry Nadler (NY-10), Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-05), and Rodney Davis (IL-13) reintroduced the Email Privacy Act, bipartisan legislation that would create 21st Century protections for personal emails and other digital records. Currently, law enforcement can seize any email older than 180 days without a warrant. The bill would require law enforcement to obtain a warrant to access emails and other digital records and allow providers to notify customers whe... Read more

  • Trump Administration Issues Artificial Intelligence Guidance Following DelBene, Olson Urging
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology

    Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Co-Chair of the Women’s High-Tech Coalition, and Pete Olson (TX-22), Co-Chair of the House Artificial Intelligence (AI) Caucus, today commended the White House for releasing guidance that outlines a government-wide approach to how federal agencies can implement AI systems to ensure they are safe and trustworthy. In August, DelBene and Olson led a bipartisan letter to the administration demanding the release of this critical information on AI. The guidance i... Read more

  • House Positions America as Global Clean Energy Leader
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Science and Technology, Energy

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a clean energy bill that will make long-overdue reforms to U.S. energy policy and is a major step forward in addressing the growing climate crisis. The Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act (H.R. 4447) makes new investments in clean energy, improves the efficiency of our homes, schools, and businesses, modernizes outdated infrastructure, reduces our carbon footprint, and prioritizes environmental justice. “Addressing the climate crisis, updating ou... Read more

  • DelBene, Upton Launch Medical Technology Caucus
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Congressman Fred Upton (MI-06) announced the launch of the Congressional Medical Technology (MedTech) Caucus, a bipartisan effort to educate Congress on and bring awareness to policies impacting innovative medical technology and patients who depend on it. Medical devices and breakthrough technologies improve the lives of millions of Americans, helping give sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, and mobility to those who have been paralyzed. The me... Read more

  • DelBene Urges Trump Administration to Prioritize Privacy When Collecting Personal Health Data
    Posted in Press Releases on April 8, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement in response to reports the Trump administration is considering creating a national COVID-19 surveillance system that would collect personal health data: “We need to be strategic in how we address the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. This includes making the best decisions regarding resource allocation or when to begin relaxing social distancing efforts, all informed by data and science. It is critical that we keep personal ... Read more

  • DelBene, Schweikert Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Ease Use of Virtual Currency
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform, Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-06) introduced the Virtual Currency Tax Fairness Act (H.R. 5635), a bipartisan bill which would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to specifically address transactions made with virtual currency. This bill creates a structure for taxing purchases made with virtual currency, further strengthening the legitimacy of virtual currency in the digital economy by creating parity in the tax code. Currently, any gains rea... Read more