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  • House Passes Historic Legislation to Create More Semiconductor Chips in U.S.
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Science and Technology, Working Families

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act with the support of Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), which will lower costs for families, make the U.S. a global economic leader in the 21st century, and protect our national security. The bill passed the Senate earlier this week and now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law. This legislation was a top priority for the DelBene-led New Democrat Coalition. Speaker Pelosi appointed her to serve on... Read more

  • DelBene, Commerce Sec. Raimondo Underscore Impact of Computer Chip Shortage in WA
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Science and Technology, National Security

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) was joined by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo to underscore the importance of addressing the nationwide semiconductor chip shortage and its impact on the Washington state economy. On a call with reporters, DelBene and Raimondo discussed how the current chip shortage is affecting prices and product supply in Washington and the urgent need for Congress to pass legislation that will increase domestic production of these critical devices. Congress ... Read more

  • Draft Roe Decision Underscores Urgent Need for Data Privacy Law
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement on the critical need for a strong national consumer privacy standard in light of the draft Supreme Court decision striking down Roe v. Wade: “If the draft Supreme Court decision becomes the final, it will threaten women in a multitude of ways in this country. Because our tech laws are so behind, the personal information of millions of women is currently at risk. This includes data from internet searches about reproductiv... Read more

  • Bipartisan Lawmakers Urge President Biden to Demand Changes to Discriminatory EU Tech Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Science and Technology

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Darin LaHood (IL-18) led a bipartisan effort pushing President Biden to demand changes to a proposed European Union law that directly targets American companies and their workers. In a letter signed by 30 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, lawmakers urge President Biden to intensify engagement with the EU on changes to the Digital Markets Act (DMA). “We are greatly concerned that EU’s proposed approach to promoting competition among dig... Read more

  • House Advances Critical American Innovation and Competition Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Science and Technology, National Security

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the America COMPETES Act (H.R. 4521) with the support of Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01). This bold legislation will strengthen U.S. domestic manufacturing and supply chains, accelerate research and innovation, invest in American workers, and prepare our country to compete in the 21st century. DelBene secured a number of provisions in this legislative package that would: Support Washington’s economy by ensuring that aircraft, which prior to COV... Read more

  • DelBene, Schweikert Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Use of Virtual Currency
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Tax Reform, Science and Technology

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and David Schweikert (AZ-06) introduced the Virtual Currency Tax Fairness Act, a bipartisan bill that would create a workable structure for taxing purchases made with virtual currency, also known as cryptocurrency, further strengthening the legitimacy of virtual currency in our digital economy. The legislation is cosponsored by Representatives Darren Soto (FL-09) and Tom Emmer (MN-06). Currently, any gains from virtual currency must be reported as tax... Read more

  • DelBene Hosts Roundtable on Major Broadband Investments Headed to Washington
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology, Education

    Yesterday, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) held a roundtable with constituents and local leaders at the Monroe Public Library to discuss how the pandemic has exacerbated digital inequality and highlight upcoming investments from the bipartisan infrastructure law that will help improve broadband access and affordability around the state. In Washington state, around 8.5% of residents live in areas without any broadband access, and many more live in areas with insufficient access or face cost b... Read more

  • Going Big on Climate
    Posted in eNewsletters on October 10, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Science and Technology, Transportation

    Dear friend, This year, we have seen record-setting heatwaves and wildfires in the Pacific Northwest that have threatened our local economy and unique way of life. We are running out of time in our fight against climate change, and we must take bold action to reduce carbon emissions and avoid irreversible damage to our planet. I was honored to welcome White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Brenda Mallory to Washington state earlier this week to meet with local leaders and discuss wha... Read more

  • DelBene, Beyer Introduce Direct Air Capture Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on September 10, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Science and Technology, Energy

    Today, U.S. Representatives Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Don Beyer (D-VA) introduced the Negate Emissions to Zero (NET Zero) Act, legislation that would substantially increase tax incentives to boost the developing direct air capture industry. DelBene and Beyer serve on the House Committee on Ways and Means, which has jurisdiction over tax policy in the House of Representatives, and which is currently writing clean energy tax incentive provisions in the Build Back Better Act. “Climate change is an e... Read more

  • IAPP: Rep. DelBene on what it will take to pass US privacy legislation
    Posted in In the News on June 4, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology

    Prospects for a federal privacy law in the U.S. ramped up in recent years, but nothing has come close passing even though data protection is a bipartisan issue. At the same time, U.S. state activity is swarming and many countries around the world are developing and implementing their own national privacy laws. So what’s it going to take for the U.S. to pass a federal law? Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., was the first congressional lawmaker to propose federal privacy legislation in 2021. Her bill re... Read more