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  • New Democrat Coalition Endorses DelBene’s Privacy Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on October 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA), announced that the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) has endorsed her privacy legislation, the Information Transparency and Personal Data Control Act (H.R. 2013). The New Democrats are the largest coalition in the House of Representatives, with over 100 members. “I’m very pleased this critical legislation has received the support of my New Democrat colleagues,” said DelBene, who serves as NDC’s Vice-Chair of Policy. “Our coalition is about finding solutions ... Read more

  • DelBene Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Lower College Textbook Costs
    Posted in Press Releases on September 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to help college students save money on textbooks by encouraging the use of low-cost or free digital course materials in higher education. The bill was introduced with Rep. Josh Harder (D-CA) and Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN). The E-BOOK Act – or Electronic Books Opening Opportunity for Knowledge Act – would direct $20 million for the Department of Education to create 10 pilot programs at public institutions throughout the ... Read more

  • DelBene Hosts Roundtable Highlighting Importance of Smart Cities Technologies
    Posted in Press Releases on August 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) continued her “Suzan Shows Up” tour by meeting with local government officials in addition to representatives from private companies and universities to highlight the value of smart cities technologies. DelBene toured the King Country Metro Traffic Control Center and got an up-close look at their traffic grid, followed by a roundtable discussion to see how government, the private sector and others can work together on investing in smart cities. “The Uni... Read more

  • DelBene and Katko Introduce “Internet of Things” Legislation to Determine if Spectrum Supply Meets Future Demands
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Congressman John Katko (R-NY) introduced the Internet of Things (IoT) Readiness Act, bipartisan legislation that would direct the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to provide Congress with the data it needs in order to be prepared for the continued growth of IoT devices, and devices that use 5G mobile networks. Whether it be a fitness watch or sensors to monitor traffic, IoT devices require enough spectrum so data, such as time, location, or te... Read more

  • 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