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  • DelBene Calls for Opioid Addiction Recovery Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today joined a bipartisan group of colleagues in writing to the House Appropriations Committee, urging appropriators to fund the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) to address the opiate and heroin addiction crisis. “The opioid epidemic is having a devastating impact on public health and safety across the United States,” the letter stated. “As you begin consideration of the [Fiscal Year] 2018 appropriations bill, we hope that you will recognize th... Read more

  • Smith, DelBene Reintroduce Legislation to End Harmful Effects of Sequestration
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Yesterday, Congressman Adam Smith, Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, reintroduced the Relief from Sequestration Act, along with Reps. Conyers, Lujan Grisham, McGovern, DelBene and Jayapal. This legislation would end sequestration and the drastic, across-the-board cuts sequestration has inflicted on our economy. For years, the Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA) and its continued threat of sequestration have negatively impacted our economy, government, and harmed our nation. The... Read more

  • These lawmakers want to make college savings a big employee perk, which is pretty admirable
    Posted in In the News on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Responsibility, Education

    There are 13 million college savings accounts in this country, and more than half received at least one deposit in 2016. Those are decent numbers, and growing—but they cover just a tiny fraction of the country’s college-bound population. H.R. 529 say it could address both a lack of awareness of the plans—by encouraging employers to add 529 plans to their benefits package—as well as inflexible spending rules, by offering more ways to use 529 funds without getting hit with a penalty.' data-reactid... Read more

  • Watch Pramila Jayapal and Suzan DelBene denounce Trumpcare bill in House Budget Committee
    Posted in In the News on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    U.S. Representatives Suzan DelBene and Pramila Jayapal have been forcefully speaking out against the House Republicans’ extremely destructive Trumpcare bill as it has speedily made its way through committee in the House of Representatives. These videos show them in action. Click here to watch the videos. Read more

  • In Budget, DelBene Fights Bill that Rips Healthcare from Millions, Hikes Costs
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today opposed the Republican health bill that strips healthcare from 24 million Americans and forces working families to shoulder thousands of dollars more in out-of-pocket costs each year. “This destructive proposal does nothing for middle-class families but threaten their lives and their financial security. We should build upon the reforms we’ve already made to expand coverage and reduce costs — not destabilize our nation’s healthcare system, rob 24 million... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on President Trump’s Budget Outline
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today released the following statement after the President Trump outlined his budget priorities: “Working families need certainty and stability to plan and invest for the future. Unfortunately, the President’s budget is just another example of how this administration has been long on rhetoric and short on specifics,” DelBene said. “However, previous reports and the framework of this budget suggest it would present enormous setbacks in nearly every area affect... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on CBO Score of GOP Healthcare Repeal
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) scored Republican’s healthcare repeal bill: “While some may use ‘alternative facts,’ my constituents and I live in reality. And there is no denying that the CBO score confirms this is a dangerous and irresponsible bill that threatens to destabilize our nation’s healthcare system, rob millions of Americans of their health insurance and raise costs for middle-class families, seni... Read more

  • DelBene Opposes GOP’s Healthcare Repeal and Cost Hike on Middle Class, Seniors and Women
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Jobs and the Economy, Tax Reform, Seniors, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today opposed the Republican health bill that increases out-of-pocket costs for middle-class families and strips healthcare from tens of millions who received coverage through the Affordable Care Act. In addition to hiking co-pays and deductibles for middle-class families, the Republican bill gives a $7 million tax break to each of the 400 wealthiest American households, guts benefits and protections for seniors, defunds Planned Parenthood and cuts funding fo... Read more

  • My Committees for the 115th Congress
    Posted in eNewsletters on January 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Seniors, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Dear Friend, As we begin the 115th Congress, it is an honor to announce that I will join the House Ways and Means Committee and House Budget Committee. I look forward to being at the forefront of debate on tax reform, healthcare and retirement security in this Congress. We need an economy that works for everyone. Unfortunately, our current tax system is out of date with the way the world works today and is failing middle-class families. We need a bipartisan solution that simplifies our tax code ... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on CBO Report Highlighting Harm of ACA Repeal
    Posted in Press Releases on January 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today released the following statement after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued a report highlighting how repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would increase the number of Americans without health insurance by 32 million and double health insurance premiums over 10 years: “The new report from the Congressional Budget Office shows that repealing the Affordable Care Act will cause a staggering 18 million Americans to lose health coverag... Read more