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  • Pacific Northwest U.S. Representatives Urge Administration to Not Privatize Bonneville Power Administration
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Today, Pacific Northwest Members of Congress voiced their opposition to a proposal in the President’s budget to sell off the Bonneville Power Administration’s (BPA) assets. In their letter to Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, fifteen Members of Congress – U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Denny Heck (D-WA), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA),... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on Trump’s Possible Withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord
    Posted in Press Releases on May 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Energy

    BOTHELL – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today issued the following statement after reports that President Trump plans to announce he will withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord – an international climate change action plan signed by more than 190 countries: “If President Trump withdraws from the Paris Climate Accord, it would endanger our children’s health, their futures and the planet. This reckless decision would also harm the reputation of our country, jeopardizing our... Read more

  • West Coast Members of Congress to Governors: “Our States Must Continue to Form a ‘Green Wall’ and Maintain Climate Leadership”
    Posted in Press Releases on May 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Energy

    Representatives Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Jared Huffman (CA-02), and Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today led a group of 18 other West Coast members of the U.S House of Representatives in calling on the Governors of Oregon, California, and Washington to continue their climate leadership and to uphold the core tenets and goals of the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change. The letter to Governors Kate Brown, Jerry Brown, and Jay Inslee follows reports that Donald Trump is planning to withdraw the Unit... Read more

  • DelBene, McMorris Rodgers, Thompson, Kilmer Introduce Bill to Support Innovation in Wood Building Construction
    Posted in Press Releases on July 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Jobs and the Economy, Energy

    Reps. Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05) and Derek Kilmer (WA-06) today introduced bipartisan legislation that would open up new markets and create jobs for rural economies by providing research, assistance and incentives for the construction of tall wood buildings throughout the United States. The Timber Innovation Act (H.R. 5628) would spur the use of tall wood building construction – those above 85 feet or seven stories – through the use of les... Read more

  • Protecting Our Oceans and Sea Animals
    Posted in eNewsletters on April 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Energy

    Dear Friend, Last week, I had the opportunity to visit the Seattle Aquarium to discuss why it’s so important to protect our oceans. The Aquarium uses water from the Puget Sound and helps rehabilitate animals affected by oil spills, which are a significant threat to sea otter populations. Climate change is a serious threat to our way of life, our economy and our children – not to mention these wonderful animals. We should not risk the habitats and the environment along the West Coast by drilling ... Read more

  • DelBene: We Must Not Risk Damaging Oil Spills Along West Coast
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Energy

    SEATTLE – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today called for a ban on offshore drilling along the West Coast while visiting the Seattle Aquarium, where animals affected by oil spills are rehabilitated. “Our country should be transitioning to clean and carbon-free energy sources, not taking on the risk of environmentally and ecologically damaging oil spills in the Puget Sound,” DelBene said. “The beautiful environment that surrounds us is what makes living in the Pacific Northwest so special, a... Read more

  • Cardin, Delaney, Luján, DelBene Introduce Resolutions Establishing National Clean Energy Goals
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Jobs and the Economy, Energy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Reps. John K. Delaney (Md.-6), Ben Luján (N.M.-3) and Suzan DelBene (WA-1) have filed resolutions Read more

  • DelBene Helps Introduce Bill to Ban Offshore Drilling Along Washington Coast
    Posted in Press Releases on November 4, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Energy

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) helped introduce the West Coast Ocean Protection Act to prohibit offshore drilling along the West Coast. “Our country should be transitioning to low-carbon energy sources, not taking on the risk of disastrous oil spills. It’s time to make smart investments that will foster a new economy based on clean and renewable energy,” DelBene said. “The beautiful environment that surrounds us is what makes living in the Pacific Northwest so special, and taking care of o... Read more

  • DelBene: Research Should Be Driven by Science, Not Ideology
    Posted in Press Releases on May 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Jobs and the Economy, Science and Technology, Energy

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today opposed a bill that would restrict government investments in science, technology and innovation based on partisan ideology. The bill makes specific cuts to programs designed to combat climate change, promote energy efficiency and spur renewable energy research and development. “Through my work in the private sector and as an entrepreneur, I learned the importance of making smart investments in cutting-edge technologies,” DelBene said. “No business would... Read more

  • 3/31/15
    Posted in eNewsletters on March 31, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Jobs and the Economy, Seniors, Veterans, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility, Energy, Education, Transportation

    Dear Friend, To get our economy back on track and help Washington’s families and businesses, we need to find responsible, bipartisan solutions to our nation’s fiscal issues. Unfortunately, the Republican budget passed by the House of Representatives last week was neither responsible nor bipartisan. Yesterday, I spoke at an event with Senator Patty Murray about what a responsible, pragmatic budget should look like. I believe we must make smart investments in education, research, clean energy and... Read more