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  • DelBene forms advisory board to help improve veterans’ quality of life
    Posted in In the News on October 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    For veterans, transitioning back to civilian life is not easy. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is supposed to help with this but that is not always the case. Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) is working to help with this through a new Veterans Advisory Board she formed this year. The board, which has been in the works since around May or June, held its first meeting on Tuesday at VFW Post 2995 in Redmond. The purpose of the board is for DelBene to hear from local veterans about wa... Read more

  • DelBene Hears Challenges from Veterans Advisory Board
    Posted in Press Releases on October 25, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    REDMOND – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today held her first Veterans Advisory Board meeting to hear from local veterans about ways the federal government can better serve them. “Too many veterans continue to face challenges like homelessness, unemployment and barriers to healthcare after they return from service. It’s our nation’s responsibility to serve and care for those who bravely risked their lives and made painful sacrifices for our families and freedoms,” DelBene said. “I look forw... Read more

  • DelBene Forms Veterans Advisory Board
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today announced the formation of a Veterans Advisory Board made up of local veterans who will advise her on ways the federal government can better serve veterans. “It’s our nation’s responsibility to serve and care for those who bravely risked their lives and made painful sacrifices for our families and freedoms,” DelBene said. “Too many veterans still aren’t getting the support they need. I look forward to collaborating with my Veterans Advisory Board to tac... Read more

  • Helping Our Veterans
    Posted in eNewsletters on September 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Dear Friend, Assisting my constituents is the best part of my job. Some of the most rewarding moments are when my office is able to help people access the benefits and services they need. For example, my office is always available to help veterans navigate the bureaucracy of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Too often, our nation’s heroes face obstacles to the care and benefits they have earned — like Joseph, an Army veteran from Bothell, who reached out to my office earlier this year whe... Read more

  • DelBene named grand marshal for Memorial Day parade
    Posted in In the News on April 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, whose First Congressional District includes Mill Creek, will be the grand marshal for the city’s Memorial Day parade May 30. DelBene is a frequent visitor to Mill Creek, and makes it a point to visit Jackson High School at least once a year. In 2013, she attended the city’s Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans Monument at Library Park. “I am committed to working with my colleagues in Congress to ensure all our veterans are receiving the support and benefits that they de... Read more

  • Students craft hundreds of Valentine's Day cards for local veterans
    Posted in In the News on February 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    SEATTLE -- Students across the region took part in a special Valentine's Day program aimed at lifting veterans' spirits. On Monday, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene visited local elementary schools and joined students in making the cards. "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. Hundreds of cards were crafted by students in support of "Valentines for ... Read more

  • ​DelBene, Local Students Make Valentines for Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Education

    BOTHELL – 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 should all show our appreciation for those who served our country in uniform by as... Read more

  • DelBene Praises Investment in Local Veteran Students
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Education

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today congratulated Lake Washington Institute of Technology for receiving a significant grant to help veterans succeed in the classroom. “Today, too many veterans in our region are still struggling to find jobs,” DelBene said. “Lake Washington Institute of Technology currently provides veteran students with important financial aid guidance, tuition waivers and counseling. This grant will allow the college to expand these services and help veterans better navi... Read more

  • 9/10/15
    Posted in eNewsletters on September 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Jobs and the Economy, Veterans, Education

    Dear Friend, Throughout the past month, I had the opportunity to travel across the First District, meeting and talking with many constituents to discuss their concerns and priorities. Read more

  • DelBene Praises New Funding for Washington’s Homeless Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on April 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today praised Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro’s announcement that the King, Snohomish and Skagit housing authorities will receive new funding to reduce veteran homelessness under the HUD-VASH program. The program helps homeless veterans become self-sufficient by combining rental assistance from HUD with case management and support services from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). “Today’s announcement is welcome ... Read more