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  • DelBene Statement on Bipartisan Budget Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on October 28, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Seniors, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today issued the following statement regarding the two-year budget agreement: “We must break the cycle of brinksmanship that has regularly defined the dysfunction in Congress, and move past manufactured crises that have serious consequences for our families, seniors and the middle class,” DelBene said. “As a businesswoman and entrepreneur, I understand that you don’t craft a budget for just a few months at a time, you develop long-term plans looking years out... Read more

  • DelBene: Keep Medicare Premiums Affordable for Seniors
    Posted in Press Releases on October 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Seniors

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today called on Congress to immediately protect seniors and people with disabilities from significant increases in their 2016 Medicare Part B premiums and deductibles. DelBene is cosponsoring legislation to fix this problem, called the Medicare Premium Fairness Act (H.R. 3696), which would keep Medicare Part B premiums and deductibles for all Medicare enrollees at the 2015 levels. “We must keep healthcare affordable for America’s seniors,” DelBene said. “Unle... Read more

  • 8/14/15
    Posted in eNewsletters on August 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Seniors

    Dear Friend, Eighty years ago today, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law. This landmark legislation created an economic safety net that has benefited millions of Americans across the country. Today, it provides income security to more than 1.1 million people in Washington, including more than 105,000 in the First Congressional District. Read more

  • DelBene Voices Commitment to Social Security on 80th Anniversary
    Posted in Press Releases on August 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Seniors

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) issued the following statement today on the 80th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the Social Security Act into law: “Social Security has long been a lifeline for our middle class, and I am committed to strengthening and protecting it for future generations,” DelBene said. “We can’t break our promise to seniors, who have paid for and earned their benefits. I will continue to fight for the long-term stability of the Social Security program... Read more

  • 7/30/15
    Posted in eNewsletters on July 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Seniors

    Dear Friend, Fifty years ago today, President Lynden B. Johnson signed the Medicare program into law. Medicare now enables more than 50 million seniors and people with disabilities to receive quality healthcare, including 90,000 in Washington’s 1st Congressional District, and it must be protected for generations to come. As we commemorate this important milestone, it’s critical that we look forward to the next 50 years and put policies in place to ensure Medicare remains strong. And we have alr... Read more

  • DelBene Stands Up for Medicare on 50th Anniversary
    Posted in Press Releases on July 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Seniors

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) issued the following statement today on the 50th anniversary of Medicare: “Fifty years ago, President Lynden Johnson signed the Medicare program into law, which has enabled millions of seniors and people with disabilities to receive quality healthcare. As we commemorate this important milestone, it’s critical that we look forward to the next 50 years and put policies in place to ensure Medicare remains strong,” DelBene said. “Unfortunately, Medicare continues... Read more

  • DelBene Fights to Strengthen Older Americans Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Seniors

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) issued the following statement today on the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act (OAA): “Fifty years ago, Congress enacted the Older Americans Act — a landmark achievement that has provided our nation’s seniors with vital assistance for the costs of food, nursing care and other support services. As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of these critical programs, we must look forward to the next 50 years and put policies in place to ensure our seniors co... Read more

  • DelBene: Scrap the Cap to Preserve Social Security
    Posted in Press Releases on April 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Seniors

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today helped introduce the FAIR Social Security Act, which would scrap the cap and keep Social Security solvent for more than 40 years. “It’s critical that lawmakers are forward-looking in crafting policies that ensure our seniors continue to be well-cared for.” DelBene said. “Instead of breaking our promise to seniors, we should lift the income contribution cap on the wealthiest Americans, which would keep Social Security solvent through 2057 – just by makin... Read more

  • DelBene: Congress Should Not Break its Promise to Seniors
    Posted in Press Releases on April 2, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Seniors

    SEATTLE – Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) spoke at a regional forum hosted by the White House Conference on Aging for older Americans, their families, caregivers, advocates, community leaders and experts on key issues affecting older Americans. “We cannot expect to address the challenges facing older Americans in the 21st century unless we take the time to understand the changing needs and demographics of this population,” DelBene said. “It’s critical that we look forward to the next ... Read more

  • 3/31/15
    Posted in eNewsletters on March 31, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Jobs and the Economy, Seniors, Veterans, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility, Energy, Education, Transportation

    Dear Friend, To get our economy back on track and help Washington’s families and businesses, we need to find responsible, bipartisan solutions to our nation’s fiscal issues. Unfortunately, the Republican budget passed by the House of Representatives last week was neither responsible nor bipartisan. Yesterday, I spoke at an event with Senator Patty Murray about what a responsible, pragmatic budget should look like. I believe we must make smart investments in education, research, clean energy and... Read more