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  • DelBene: Our Children Shouldn’t Foot the Bill for Tax Cuts to the Wealthiest Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Tax Reform, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today opposed the Republican’s budget, which would have damaging effects on working families. “This is not a serious budget designed to help middle-class families. Instead, this budget is simply a vehicle to rush through a partisan tax proposal using a process known as reconciliation. And what’s worse, the Ryan-McConnell tax plan would add trillions of dollars to the deficit – making our children foot the bill for a tax cuts that disproporti... Read more

  • DelBene Opposes Budget That Puts Middle Class Last
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today opposed the House Republican’s budget, which would have damaging effects on working families. “The Republicans’ budget jeopardizes the middle class by gutting funding for basic necessities like healthcare, nutrition, housing and education. This budget would also have a negative impact on investments in infrastructure, job training, and scientific research,” DelBene said. “We should be working on a bipartisan, long-term budget that prov... Read more

  • DelBene receives warm welcome from the Point
    Posted in In the News on August 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    In her regular visit to Point Roberts, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene spoke of her frustration with a hamstrung legislative branch and an erratic executive in Washington, D.C. Housekeeping matters such as raising the debt ceiling to pay the bills and passing a budget remained unresolved with only 12 days left in the legislative session, DelBene told a crowd of over 50 people at an August 12 town hall meeting sponsored by the local taxpayers association. “We need to be making sure we keep things run... Read more

  • DelBene: GOP’s Budget is an Attack on Middle-Class Families
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today in a House Budget Committee hearing highlighted the damaging effects the Republican budget would have on working families. “The Republicans’ budget jeopardizes the middle class by gutting funding for basic necessities like healthcare, nutrition, housing and education,” DelBene said. “This budget would also have a negative impact on investments in infrastructure, job training and scientific research. We should be working on a bipartisan budget that provi... Read more

  • DelBene talks cuts to public education
    Posted in In the News on June 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Responsibility, Education

    U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene recently met with regional representatives to address potential federal policy changes that may slash education funds. School board administrators and directors from Washington’s 1st Congressional District attended the meeting in early May to provide feedback on specific concerns about the potential negative effects to local programs. The 1st Congressional District consists of most of Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties, and part of King County. Click here to read the ... Read more

  • DelBene: We Cannot Return to a Time of Taxpayer Bailouts for Wall Street
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today opposed dangerous legislation that would dismantle consumer protections established to prevent another financial collapse at the hands of Wall Street’s risky practices. “This irresponsible bill puts Wall Street special interests ahead of the American people,” DelBene said. “I’m deeply disappointed that instead of coming together to develop policies that will support working families and grow the economy, House Republicans have chosen to push a bill that... Read more

  • Reps. DelBene, Schiff, DeFazio Send Letter to POTUS Criticizing Elimination of West Coast Earthquake Early Warning System
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Today, Reps. Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Peter DeFazio (D-OR) sent a letter to President Trump expressing grave concern that the White House eliminated funding for the West Coast Earthquake Early Warning system in its Fiscal Year 2018 budget request. “Thanks to federal funding and a sizeable contribution from the state of California last year, the West Coast Earthquake Early Warning system is on track to be available to the public on a limited basis next year,” the Members wrot... Read more

  • DelBene: Trump’s Budget Guts Basic Necessities for Middle-Class Families
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today in a House Budget Committee hearing highlighted the damaging effects of President Trump’s budget. “Trump’s budget jeopardizes the middle class by gutting funding for basic necessities like healthcare, nutrition, housing and education,” DelBene said. “This budget would have a negative impact on critical research, healthcare, job training and education, just to name a few. We should instead be working on a bipartisan budget that provides working families ... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on President Trump’s Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today released the following statement after President Trump outlined his budget priorities: “Trump’s budget jeopardizes the middle class by gutting funding for basic necessities like healthcare, nutrition, housing and education,” DelBene said. “This budget is an enormous setback in nearly every area affecting American families, particularly children, seniors and people with disabilities. It would have a negative impact on critical research, healthcare, job t... Read more

  • DelBene: Trump’s Plan to Eliminate AmeriCorps Harms Our Communities
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    SEATTLE – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today heard from participants and beneficiaries of AmeriCorps – a vital program serving communities across our nation that President Trump has proposed eliminating in his budget. “It’s shameful the President is proposing the elimination of critical service programs like AmeriCorps. His plan abandons our nation’s commitment to civic duty, while gutting job-creating investments in affordable housing, environmental recovery and disaster relief that stre... Read more