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

  • More Help For Homeless Veterans In And Around Everett
    Posted in In the News on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Good news from the folks at Workforce Snohomish in south Everett as word is they have received a grant of a quarter million dollars to continue and expand programs for homeless veterans in our area. Click here for the rest of the story. Read more

  • Suzan DelBene meets with LGBT vets, introduces bill to add LGBT reps to Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans
    Posted in In the News on June 9, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Rep. Suzan DelBene met with LGBT veterans on June 5 and announced that she will introduce legislation to add LGBT vets to the federal Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans. The committee, established by Congress in 1994, advises the Veterans Administration secretary on the needs of minority veterans in the areas of compensation, health care, rehabilitation, outreach, and other VA benefits and services, and recommends program improvements to meet their specific needs. Under current law, LGBT ve... Read more

  • DelBene to Introduce Bipartisan Bill Adding LGBT Representation to Minority Veterans Advisory Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2017 | Preview rr
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    SEATTLE – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today heard from local LGBT veterans about their experiences accessing healthcare and benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). When Congress returns this week, DelBene will reintroduce her bipartisan bill, the Voices for Veterans Act, to reauthorize and expand the VA’s Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans to include LGBT veterans in its membership and scope. “Our nation has a responsibility to ensure all our veterans have equitabl... Read more

  • Rep. DelBene meets with Veterans Advisory Board
    Posted in In the News on April 28, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Before heading back to Washington, D.C., to address the nation’s budget, First Congressional District Rep. Suzan DelBene met with her recently formed Veterans Advisory Board to discuss issues of importance to veterans and what her office can do to make their lives easier. DelBene, members of her staff and board members discussed military sexual trauma (MST), veteran homelessness, veteran suicide and other difficulties veterans face when they leave the military, at last week’s meeting at Lake Was... Read more

  • DelBene, Herrera Beutler Introduce Bill to Ensure Justice for Survivors of Child Abuse
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Reps. Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today introduced the bipartisan Child Abuse Accountability Enhancement Act (H.R. 1103), closing a legal loophole that denies justice for some survivors of child abuse. “Anyone who falls victim to physical, sexual or emotional violence — particularly children — deserves the opportunity to seek justice, regardless of who abused them,” DelBene said on the House floor. “It is unacceptable that current law shields some convicted child abu... Read more

  • Happy Valentine's Day!
    Posted in eNewsletters on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Dear Friend, This past weekend, I visited a local VA hospital to drop off Valentine’s Day cards, as part of the Valentines for Veterans program. Students from Machias Elementary, Maywood Hills Elementary, Moorlands Elementary and East Ridge Elementary made hundreds of these cards by hand to thank those who served our country in uniform. Earlier this month, members of my Veterans Advisory Board visited the local school to help students make the valentines and explain what it means to be a veteran... Read more

  • DelBene helps deliver Kenmore elementary valentines for veterans
    Posted in In the News on February 13, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene visited a local Veterans Administration (VA) hospital to drop off hundreds of valentines made by First District students on Saturday. Valentines for Veterans is a program that encourages the community to recognize veterans throughout the year. Some of the valentines came from students at Moorlands Elementary in Kenmore. “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 a... Read more