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  • DelBene Calls for Improved Patient Access to Genetic Testing
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Seniors

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) joined colleagues in writing to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) urging them to look into improving access to genetic testing and patient outcomes through precision medicine. “Investments in genomics research have led to the development of technologies that present nearly limitless opportunities to implement better diagnosis and treatment methods, enhance patient outcomes, and reduce health ca... Read more

  • DelBene Opposes GOP’s Healthcare Repeal and Cost Hike on Middle Class, Seniors and Women
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Jobs and the Economy, Tax Reform, Seniors, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today opposed the Republican health bill that increases out-of-pocket costs for middle-class families and strips healthcare from tens of millions who received coverage through the Affordable Care Act. In addition to hiking co-pays and deductibles for middle-class families, the Republican bill gives a $7 million tax break to each of the 400 wealthiest American households, guts benefits and protections for seniors, defunds Planned Parenthood and cuts funding fo... Read more

  • My Committees for the 115th Congress
    Posted in eNewsletters on January 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Seniors, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Dear Friend, As we begin the 115th Congress, it is an honor to announce that I will join the House Ways and Means Committee and House Budget Committee. I look forward to being at the forefront of debate on tax reform, healthcare and retirement security in this Congress. We need an economy that works for everyone. Unfortunately, our current tax system is out of date with the way the world works today and is failing middle-class families. We need a bipartisan solution that simplifies our tax code ... Read more

  • DelBene selected to serve on House Ways and Means Committee
    Posted in In the News on January 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Tax Reform, Seniors, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene has been selected to serve on the House Ways and Means Committee, the chief tax-writing committee in the House of Representatives. “We need an economy that works for everyone. Unfortunately, our current tax system is failing American families and is out of date with the way the world works today,” DelBene said. “We need a bipartisan solution that simplifies our tax code for millions of hardworking families and ends special interest tax breaks that haven’t given us a s... Read more

  • DelBene Joins House Ways and Means Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Tax Reform, Seniors

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) has been selected to serve on the House Ways and Means Committee, the chief tax-writing committee in the House of Representatives. “We need an economy that works for everyone. Unfortunately, our current tax system is failing American families and is out of date with the way the world works today,” DelBene said. “We need a bipartisan solution that simplifies our tax code for millions of hardworking families and ends special interest tax breaks that haven’t giv... Read more

  • Protecting Social Security
    Posted in eNewsletters on November 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Seniors

    Dear Friend, Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with a group of seniors from around the First Congressional District – Doris, Lance and Grace. As we sat in Doris’ apartment in Kirkland, we talked about the vital role Social Security plays in their lives, as well as the importance of protecting the program for current retirees and future generations. Social Security has long been a lifeline for our middle class, and today it supports more than 100,000 beneficiaries in our district. Unfor... Read more

  • DelBene meets with seniors to discuss Social Security
    Posted in In the News on October 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Seniors

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene met with a group of local seniors last week to discuss the importance of Social Security. Click here for the full story. Read more

  • Murray, Cantwell & DelBene Commend Social Security Administration for Taking Steps to Ensure SSI Beneficiaries in Same-Sex Marriages Are Not Penalized
    Posted in Press Releases on March 25, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Seniors

    Following a letter from U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), the Social Security Administration (SSA) has adopted a streamlined waiver process to address errors in SSA’s treatment of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries in same-sex marriages. The October 26, 2015 letter sent by the Members of Congress urged Acting Commissioner of Social Security Carolyn W. Colvin and Attorney General Loretta Lynch to make sure that the Su... Read more

  • 3 questions with Rep. DelBene: Congresswoman talks TPP, social security and Intalco
    Posted in In the News on February 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Seniors

    What would you ask a Congresswoman if you had just one question? Dozens of readers jumped on the chance to pose a question to U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene while she visited The Seattle Times editorial board last week. DelBene, a Democrat who represents Washington’s 1st Congressional District, had time to tackle just a few before moving on to her next meeting, and she chose the questions to answer by drawing them randomly from a basket. Click for videos. Read more

  • Washington State Members of Congress Urge Support of Medicare Advantage Plans that Provide Care Options for Seniors
    Posted in Press Releases on February 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Seniors

    U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) and Denny Heck (D-WA) were joined by U.S. Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Dave Reichert (D-WA), Adam Smith (D-WA), Derek Kilmer (D-WA), Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) in urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to protect Medicare Advantage and Part D plans from further payment cuts in a letter sent today. Medicare Advantage is now making a difference in the health and quality of life of nearly 30 percent of se... Read more