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  • 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 students to make a connection with veterans, and thank them for their service. The program allows us to show our ... 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 women for their service,” DelBene said. “We can all show our appreciation for those who served our country in unifo... Read more

  • DelBene Honors Vietnam War Veterans in Pinning Ceremony
    Posted in Press Releases on November 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    REDMOND – Ahead of Veterans Day, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) honored more than 50 Vietnam War veterans and their families at a pinning ceremony to recognize their service and sacrifices. “I’m partnering with the Vietnam War Commemoration as part of a nationwide effort to thank and honor all Vietnam-era veterans and their families at Vietnam War 50th Commemoration pinning ceremonies to publicly recognize their service and sacrifice for our country,” DelBene said. “As a nation, we have an ... Read more

  • Helping Our Veterans Find Jobs
    Posted in eNewsletters on November 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Dear Friend, Right now, too many veterans are struggling to find jobs. As workers face significant challenges adapting to a rapidly changing economy, it is essential we improve 21st century employment opportunities for those transitioning back into civilian life. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 370,000 unemployed veterans are currently struggling to find work, including 139,000 veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan since 9/11. That’s why I recently reintroduced ... Read more

  • Honoring Vietnam War Veterans
    Posted in eNewsletters on October 17, 2017 | 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-era 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 family member are an eligible participant and would like a Vietnam Veteran lapel pin, I’d love for you to join m... Read more

  • Getting vets back to work DelBene reintroduces jobs training legislation in House
    Posted in In the News on October 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene has reintroduced legislation intended to connect the nation’s 370,000 unemployed veterans with jobs. About $50 million would be made available through the Manufacturing Jobs for Veterans Act for the next five years, according to a news release from DelBene’s Washington, D.C., office. The Department of Labor would award the grants to employers and labor-management organizations for developing pilot programs to provide pivotal skills to eligible veterans. “I think it is uni... Read more

  • DelBene Introduces Bill to Boost Veteran Employment
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA-01) introduced legislation today to expand veterans’ access to long-term, good-paying jobs in the manufacturing industry by boosting training for those re-entering the civilian workforce. “As a nation, we have an obligation to care for those who risked their lives to protect us and defend our freedoms. Too many veterans are still struggling to find jobs and as workers face significant challenges adapting to a rapidly changing economy, it is es... Read more

  • First district veterans share stories for history project
    Posted in In the News on August 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    When Pearl Harbor was bombed on Dec. 7, 1941 and brought the United States into World War II, Ann Bjorneby and a couple of her girlfriends wanted to do their part to help with the war effort. But living in the small town of North Buena Vista, Iowa meant no real opportunities to contribute. So the group put the names of three big cities — St. Louis, Detroit and Omaha, Neb. — into a hat and took turns drawing the city names. Two of them drew Omaha. “That meant we were going to Omaha,” Bjorneby sai... Read more

  • DelBene Preserves Stories of Brave Service Members in Veterans History Project Interviews
    Posted in Press Releases on August 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    KIRKLAND – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today hosted a Veterans History Project reception at Lake Washington Institute of Technology to record the stories of the brave men and women who have served our country. “As a nation, we have a duty to ensure the painful sacrifices made to protect our families and freedoms are never forgotten,” DelBene said. “I’m honored to team up with the Library of Congress to help preserve the stories of First District veterans for the Veterans History Project.... Read more

  • Preserving Our Veterans Stories
    Posted in eNewsletters on July 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Dear Friend, In 2000, Congress established the Veterans History Project (VHP) to collect and preserve the stories and experiences of our nation’s veterans. These audio and video interviews serve as a valuable archive of firsthand insights into the realities of war. As a nation, we have a duty to ensure the painful sacrifices made to protect our families and freedoms are never forgotten. I’m honored to team up with the Library of Congress to help preserve the stories of #WA01 veterans for the Vet... Read more