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  • 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4447) makes new investments in clean energy, improves the efficiency of our homes, schools, and businesses, modernizes outdated infrastructure, reduces our carbon footprint, and prioritizes environmental justice.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

  • DelBene Announces Congressional App Challenge Winner
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA01) is excited to announce the first congressional district’s entry to the 2019 Congressional App Challenge. The winning app, called Driver Vision, was created by Sohil Bhatia and Sayan Bhatia of Redmond High School. Driver Vision uses machine learning models and an Internet of Things (IoT) device to detect distracted vs. attentive driving behavior. It then provides the user with a report on their driving speed activity against the speed limits in the area and the... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on Passage of USMCA
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Jobs and the Economy, Science and Technology, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) made the following statement: “I am pleased that the House of Representatives has approved the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), a deal which will support our region’s farmers, workers, and families. “This new agreement includes important provisions that will help our region’s dairy farmers, who for years have struggled to export their products to Canada. It also eliminates a rule in British Columbia that requires imported wines to be place... Read more

  • DelBene Reintroduces Critical Bipartisan Legislation Ensuring Patient Access to Breakthrough Medical Products
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Science and Technology, Seniors

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) reintroduced the Ensuring Patient Access to Critical Breakthrough Products Act of 2019 (H.R. 5333). This bill would guarantee Medicare beneficiaries access to cutting-edge medical innovation by streamlining the coverage determination process and improving the availability of breakthrough devices for patients. DelBene’s bipartisan legislation is being co-led by Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN), Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA), Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Rep. Terri ... Read more

  • DelBene Hosts Annual App-a-thon for Local Students
    Posted in Press Releases on October 29, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology

    This past weekend, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) hosted her annual App-a-thon – an event that gives local middle and high school students access to mentors, industry professionals, and hands-on computer science experience. All apps created by students meet the requirements for submission to this year’s Congressional App Challenge (submission deadline Nov. 1st). The students participated in a friendly competition at the end of the App-a-thon on Sunday and judges selected the winning apps. T... Read more