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  • DelBene selected to serve on House Ways and Means Committee
    Posted in In the News on January 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Tax Reform, Seniors, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene has been selected to serve on the House Ways and Means Committee, the chief tax-writing committee in the House of Representatives. “We need an economy that works for everyone. Unfortunately, our current tax system is failing American families and is out of date with the way the world works today,” DelBene said. “We need a bipartisan solution that simplifies our tax code for millions of hardworking families and ends special interest tax breaks that haven’t given us a s... Read more

  • Rep. DelBene gets coveted seat on House Ways and Means Committee
    Posted in In the News on January 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., has done time in a congressional purgatory -- a House panel set up by Republicans to torment Planned Parenthood -- and is now stepping into a heavenly committee assignment. DelBene, a former Microsoft executive, has been named to the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee. Ads by ZINC The panel will deal with the most controversial elements of Republicans' legislative agenda, from repeal of the Affordable Care Act to cuts in Medicare and "reforms" in Social ... Read more

  • ​DelBene Urges Congress to End Inefficient Funding Cycle, Pass Bipartisan Appropriations Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today issued the following statement after Congress passed a short-term continuing resolution to fund the federal government through April 28: “Today, Congress passed another temporary funding bill. And while I’m thankful we avoided another costly and unnecessary government shutdown, Congress has yet again kicked the can down the road, setting up another potential crisis next Spring. “As a former businesswoman, I understand that no business would budget just ... Read more

  • DelBene: Stop Wasting Taxpayer Money on an Ideological Witch Hunt
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today blasted House Republicans for wasting even more taxpayer dollars on the harassment and intimidation of women’s healthcare providers and medical researchers. “Instead of conducting a fair and fact-based investigation, the Select Panel has wasted hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars to harass, intimidate and threaten people who enable life-saving medical research to take place — simply because the Majority opposes a woman’s constitutional right to ch... Read more

  • DelBene Leads Bipartisan Letter Urging $2 Billion Boost for NIH
    Posted in Press Releases on November 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) led more than 160 House members in urging the House Appropriations Committee to fund the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at no less than $34 billion in any forthcoming appropriations legislation. The bipartisan letter was co-led by Reps. David McKinley (WV-01), Chris Van Hollen (MD-08) and Peter King (NY-02). “On a bipartisan basis, members of the 114th Congress have repeatedly demonstrated our clear and unambiguous support for strengthening invest... Read more

  • DelBene: Congress Should End Inefficient Funding Cycle, Pass Bipartisan Appropriations Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today issued the following statement after Congress passed a short-term continuing resolution to fund the federal government through Dec. 9: “Today, Congress passed another temporary funding bill. And while I’m thankful we avoided another costly and unnecessary government shutdown, Congress has yet again kicked the can down the road, setting up another potential crisis come December. “As a former businesswoman, I understand that no business would budget just ... Read more

  • DelBene to House Leaders: Opioid Funding Can’t Wait
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today joined more than 35 colleagues in sending a letter urging Speaker Paul Ryan (WI-01) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA-12) to provide critical funding to fight the opioid crisis in any continuing resolution (CR). “Opioid abuse is tearing apart families across the country, including in Washington state,” DelBene said. “While passing the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act was an important first step, Congress’s work is far from over. We cannot wai... Read more

  • Privacy Advocates Aim to Use Defense Spending Bill to Protect Encryption
    Posted in In the News on June 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Responsibility, National Security

    A bipartisan effort is underway in the House to use the Defense appropriations bill to protect the use of encryption in electronic devices. Eighteen House lawmakers, both Democrats and Republicans, are backing an amendment to the Pentagon’s fiscal year 2017 spending measure that would prohibit any agent of the National Security Agency or Central Intelligence Agency from requiring or requesting a company or person to “alter its product or service” to assist the federal government’s intelligence o... Read more

  • DelBene Opposes Efforts to Weaken Dodd-Frank
    Posted in Press Releases on April 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today opposed efforts to weaken protections passed in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act by voting against H.R. 3340. “Under Dodd-Frank, the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) and the Office of Financial Research (OFR) were created to monitor financial systems and identify emerging risks that could threaten economic stability,” DelBene said. “Today’s bill would needlessly subject these critical tools to the micromanagement... Read more

  • DelBene Calls for Increased in Landslide Research Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on March 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today sent a letter to House Appropriators asking for increased funding for landslide research. “On March 22, 2014, a massive landslide in Oso, Washington destroyed homes, damaged public infrastructure, and blocked the Stillaguamish River. The scope of the tragedy was unimaginable as 43 people lost their lives and many more were injured,” DelBene wrote. “I am committed to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to do everything we can to prevent... Read more