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  • DelBene: We Can and Must Do Better for Our Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on April 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Veterans

    SEATTLE – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today attended the groundbreaking of a new VA Puget Sound mental health and research center. “It’s our responsibility to serve and care for our veterans who bravely risked their lives and made painful sacrifices for our families and freedoms,” DelBene said. “The cost of war is high and too many veterans still aren’t getting the support they need. We can and must do better.” The $152 million project will go a long way toward expanding veterans’ access... 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

  • DelBene Introduces Bill to Add LGBT Representation to Veterans Advisory Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) introduced legislation today to reauthorize and expand the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans to include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) veterans in its membership and scope. “As a nation, we have a responsibility to serve and support all of our veterans as well as they bravely served us,” DelBene said. “With the veteran population becoming more diverse, it is more important than ever that we give LGBT vetera... Read more

  • 2/6/15
    Posted in eNewsletters on February 6, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Veterans

    Dear Friend, It’s hard to believe that we’re already into the second month of the 114th Congress. Encouraging economic recovery and job creation are top priorities for me, which is why I’ve introduced two commonsense bills – the Manufacturing Jobs for Veterans Act (H.R. 344) and the Small Business Tax Credit Accessibility Act (H.R. 762). Supporting Education and Job-Training for Veterans In January, I was pleased to introduce the Manufacturing Jobs for Veterans Act. One of my top priorities in ... Read more

  • DelBene Introduces Bill to Boost Veteran Employment
    Posted in Press Releases on January 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Veterans

    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. The Manufacturing Jobs for Veterans Act (H.R. 344) would direct the Department of Labor to award $50 million in grants over the next five years to establish pilot State Manufacturing Employment Programs to support on-the-job training, apprenticeships and certification classes ... Read more

  • F.B.I. Has Begun Criminal Inquiry in V.A. Scandal
    Posted in In the News on June 11, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation has opened a criminal investigation into accusations that Department of Veterans Affairs officials manipulated medical waiting lists and delayed care for thousands of veterans, the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, said on Wednesday. Testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, Mr. Comey said F.B.I. agents in Phoenix were leading the investigation. The veterans medical center in Phoenix is at the center of the national scandal, which led to Eric Shinseki’s ... Read more

  • Kilmer and DelBene Call for Secretary Shinseki to Step Down
    Posted in Press Releases on May 29, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Today, Representatives Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Suzan DelBene (WA-01) called for Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign after the VA Office of Inspector General released a report detailing the manipulation of wait lists for veterans seeking medical care. “The Inspector General’s report makes clear that the VA system is failing our veterans. We have a basic responsibility to provide quality health care to those who served. It’s inexcusable that this pact was broken and that some... Read more

  • DelBene addresses employment for veterans in manufacturing at Genie roundtable
    Posted in In the News on May 28, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Veterans

    When discharged from military service, there are many things veterans have to adjust to in civilian life. One of those things is re-entering the workforce. In an effort to learn how to make that transition easier for returning veterans, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene of Washington’s 1st Congressional District, which includes Redmond, met with Puget Sound-area employers in the manufacturing industry and representatives from local colleges, veterans’ groups and other organizations at Genie Industries... Read more

  • DelBene Introduces Bill to Boost Veteran Employment
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Veterans

    To expand veterans’ access to long-term, good-paying jobs in the manufacturing industry, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene introduced new legislation today to boost skills training for U.S. veterans and servicemembers who are re-entering the civilian workforce. Called the Manufacturing Jobs for Veterans Act, the bill would direct the Department of Labor to award $50 million in grants over the next 5 years to establish pilot State Manufacturing Employment Programs to support on-the-job training, appre... Read more

  • Veterans Day Celebration a success in Sultan
    Posted in In the News on November 19, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Close to 200 people gathered under crisp, sunny skies on Monday afternoon in Sultan for the Veterans Day Ceremony. When the wind picked up just after the closing prayer, the flags flying above the Memorial Wall at First and Main Street stood at attention, seeming to give the ceremony an official salute. Sultan Mayor Carolyn Eslick served as Master of Ceremonies, welcoming the community to the event, which included a presentation by Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, a visit from 39th District State Re... Read more