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  • 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

  • Visiting the Boys & Girls Club of Skagit County
    Posted in eNewsletters on May 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Dear Friend, Recently, I visited the Boys & Girls Club of Skagit County to highlight the devastating effects that President Trump’s proposed budget cuts would have on our community — including this important afterschool program. I also donated computers from my District Office for their 21st Century Community Learning Center, which offers learning opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), among other subjects. The President’s budget would wipe out $54 billion for federal... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on House Passage of a Bipartisan Omnibus Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today issued the following statement after supporting the omnibus appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2017, which passed the House of Representatives on a 309-118 vote: “While this bill is certainly a compromise, I am relieved to see some of the critical investments I have fought for included, such as increased funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and opioid abuse diversion programs,” DelBene said. “I voted for this bill because these strategic... Read more

  • DelBene Donates Computers to Local Boys & Girls Club as Trump Attempts to Gut Their Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility, Education

    MOUNT VERNON – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today visited the Boys & Girls Club of Skagit County to donate computers and highlight the devastating effects of President Trump’s proposed budget cuts on our community — including this important afterschool program. “It’s shameful the President is proposing the elimination of funding for vital afterschool programs like the Boys & Girls Club. These investments provide an essential safety-net for middle-class families, improve academic achieveme... Read more