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  • DelBene Secures Tax Extension for Non-profit Hospitals, Universities, Other Tax-exempt Organizations
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) applauded the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) extending the 2019 federal tax filing and payment deadline for tax-exempt organizations, such as nonprofits, hospitals, and universities from May 15 to July 15. On April 3, DelBene led a letter to the IRS calling for these changes and was joined by 33 members of Congress. “The IRS made the right decision to extend the tax filing and payment deadline for tax-exempt organizations,” said DelBene. “Just like indi... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on Passage of USMCA
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Jobs and the Economy, Science and Technology, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) made the following statement: “I am pleased that the House of Representatives has approved the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), a deal which will support our region’s farmers, workers, and families. “This new agreement includes important provisions that will help our region’s dairy farmers, who for years have struggled to export their products to Canada. It also eliminates a rule in British Columbia that requires imported wines to be place... Read more

  • DelBene Named to Three Ways and Means Subcommittees
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene was named to the Select Revenue Measures, Trade, and Oversight subcommittees of the Ways and Means Committee for the 116th Congress. The Subcommittee on Trade has jurisdiction over international trade, including tariffs and trade agreements. The Select Revenue Measures subcommittee covers tax issues while the Oversight subcommittee ensures that laws covering the committee’s jurisdiction are being carried out properly. “I am excited to be named to these importan... Read more

  • DelBene Secures Wins in Omnibus Funding Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) secured legislative wins in a comprehensive funding bill – known as an omnibus – including increasing access to low-income housing, boosting funding for National Institutes of Health (NIH) and protecting consumers’ electronic privacy. Three of DelBene’s bills were included in the omnibus – a version of the Access to Affordable Housing Act (H.R. 4185), a revised version of the CLOUD Act (H.R. 4943) and H.R. 4683 to ensure seniors have access ... Read more

  • Reps. Schiff, DelBene, DeFazio and 44 Colleagues Urge Increased Funding to Build Out Earthquake Early Warning System
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Peter DeFazio (D-OR) were joined by 44 Members of Congress – primarily from California, Washington, and Oregon – in sending a letter to the Appropriations Committee urging them to increase the federal funding level to $16.1 million in the Fiscal Year 2019 to fully build out and maintain an earthquake early warning system on the West Coast. A limited earthquake early warning system developed by Caltech, UC Berkeley, Univ... Read more

  • DelBene Questions Trump Administration’s Budget Priorities
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today questioned members of President Trump’s administration about his 2019 budget proposal, released earlier this week. “The Trump budget jeopardizes the middle class by gutting funding for basic necessities like healthcare, nutrition, housing and education,” DelBene said. “This reckless budget would strip healthcare from seniors, food from children and higher education opportunities from working families. Rather than gouging programs the m... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on Republican Government Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement after Republicans shutdown the federal government: “We’ve known funding would expire at the end of Friday since we passed a Continuing Resolution just four weeks ago. And yet, congressional leaders failed once again to bring up bipartisan legislation that would keep the government funded,” DelBene said. “We also know from the last Republican shutdown that it dramatically harms our constituents and the economy... Read more

  • DelBene: It’s Past Time Congress End Government Uncertainty
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement after Congress passed yet another short-term continuing resolution to fund the federal government: “Today, Congress passed another temporary funding bill, and once again kicked the can down the road, needlessly manufacturing another potential crisis early next year,” DelBene said. “As a former CEO, I know firsthand you can’t efficiently run a business for just weeks or months at a time, and the same is true f... Read more

  • Ballard Locks, federal infrastructure, deserve more funding
    Posted in In the News on December 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington lawmakers are right to press President Donald Trump’s administration to fund much needed maintenance and upgrades at the Ballard Locks in Seattle. In a letter sent Friday, a coalition of representatives urged Trump and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to fund the locks improvements in their 2018 and 2019 budgets. This work is needed to ensure that the Lake Washington Ship Canal’s linkage to Puget Sound continues to operate safely and reliably. The locks are among numerous public facil... Read more

  • Lawmakers urge Trump administration to fund 'critical upgrades' to Ballard Locks
    Posted in In the News on December 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    The Ballard Locks are in desperate need of repairs and urgently need federal funds, according to a letter written by our state’s top lawmakers to the Trump administration today. An analysis of the locks by the Army Corps “found that many lock and dam components are in poor or failing condition,” the letter explains. “An extended, unplanned closure of the ship canal and locks could have significant negative impacts for the more than 200 businesses that rely upon this project, endanger the lives o... Read more