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  • DelBene, Cloud, Crow Demand Answers on Retired Military Officers’ Lucrative Jobs with Foreign Countries
    Posted in Press Releases on December 13, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, National Security

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Michael Cloud (TX-27), and Jason Crow (CO-06) demanded answers from the federal government on recent media investigations revealing how hundreds of retired military officers were permitted to take lucrative jobs advising foreign governments, some with known human rights abuses and histories of political oppression. In a bipartisan letter to… Read more

  • DelBene, Bonamici Introduce Legislation to Support Veteran Employment in Manufacturing
    Posted in Press Releases on October 21, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Science and Technology, Veterans

    Today, Congresswomen Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) introduced legislation to expand veterans’ access to long-term, good-paying manufacturing jobs by boosting training for those reentering the civilian workforce from military service.  The Manufacturing Jobs for Veterans Act of 2022 would provide $50 million in U.S. Department of Labor grants to three states to… Read more

  • Honoring Our Fallen Service Members
    Posted in eNewsletters on May 31, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Dear friend,  Every day, our service members make enormous sacrifices to protect our nation, our democracy, and our freedom. On Memorial Day, we pay tribute to those we have lost in service to our country and send our love and appreciation to the Gold Star families and communities who hold them closest in memory. While we can never repay our fallen service members for all they did… Read more

  • DelBene Leads 116 Lawmakers Calling for End to Transgender Military Service Ban
    Posted in Press Releases on July 8, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, National Security

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), joined by 116 members of Congress, sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Attorney General William Barr, calling on the agencies to eliminate the ban on open transgender military service. This follows the June 15, 2020 Supreme Court ruling that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBTQ people from workplace… Read more

  • Serving our Veterans
    Posted in eNewsletters on December 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Dear Friend, Washington’s First District is home to more than 40,000 veterans. Given all they have done for us, we must ensure that our local veterans receive the best health care and benefits. My office works with veterans to help communicate with and navigate through our federal system. During my time in office, we have helped more than 192 veterans gain access to quality health… Read more

  • DelBene Interviews Gold Star Mother as Part of Veterans History Project
    Posted in Press Releases on August 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene hosted a Veterans History Project reception at North Creek High School in Bothell to record the stories of the brave men and women who have served our country, as well as those of their loved ones. “We have a responsibility to ensure the painful sacrifices made to protect our families and freedoms are never forgotten,” DelBene said. “I’m honored to… Read more

  • DelBene Announces Millions in Federal Grants to Help Homeless Veterans Find Permanent Housing
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Housing

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is awarding more than 100 housing vouchers for local homeless veterans and their families, worth over $1.5 million dollars. The vouchers going to the King County, Snohomish County, Skagit County and Bellingham housing authorities will provide 163 homeless veterans the ability to find… Read more

  • Honoring Our Veterans
    Posted in eNewsletters on March 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Dear Friend, With more than 200,000 veterans in Washington state who served during the Vietnam War, I’m working in conjunction with the Vietnam War Commemoration as part of a nationwide effort to thank and honor all Vietnam veterans and their families at Vietnam War 50th Commemoration pinning ceremonies to publicly recognize their service and sacrifice for our country. If you or a… Read more

  • Happy Valentine's Day!
    Posted in eNewsletters on February 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Dear Friend, On Monday, I visited local elementary schools to join students in crafting Valentine’s Day cards as part of the Valentines for Veterans program (photos below). The creativity from the kids at Rose Hill and Benjamin Rush elementary schools was on full display – they made more than 300 handmade cards! The Valentines for Veterans program is a wonderful opportunity for local… Read more

  • DelBene, Local Students Make Valentines for Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Education

    KIRKLAND & REDMOND – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today visited local elementary schools to join students in making Valentines for Veterans – a program that encourages the community to recognize veterans throughout the year. “The Valentines for Veterans program is a wonderful opportunity for our local students to make a connection with a veteran and thank these brave men and… Read more