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  • DelBene Introduces Bipartisan Legislation Ensuring Patient Access to Critical Breakthrough Products
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Education

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) introduced the Ensuring Patient Access to Critical Breakthrough Products Act of 2018 (H.R. 5997), a bill that would guarantee Medicare beneficiaries access to cutting edge medical innovation. Her bipartisan legislation is cosponsored by Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL), Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN), Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-CA). Currently, Medicare does not automatically cover the latest advances in medical technology. This is true eve... Read more

  • DelBene Announces Winner of 2018 Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Last night, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene announced that Nicole Carpenter, a sophomore from Lake Washington High School, won the 2018 Congressional Art Competition. DelBene joined students, parents and teachers from across Washington’s First District at VALA Eastside in Redmond for a ceremony honoring all of this year’s participants. Carpenter’s winning piece is titled “Peace Within,” created with ink and watercolor. It will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol along with other winning ar... Read more

  • DelBene, Local Students Make Valentines for Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Education

    KIRKLAND & REDMOND – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today visited local elementary schools to join students in making Valentines for Veterans – a program that encourages the community to recognize veterans throughout the year. “The Valentines for Veterans program is a wonderful opportunity for our local students to make a connection with a veteran and thank these brave men and women for their service,” DelBene said. “We can all show our appreciation for those who served our country in unifo... Read more

  • DelBene Encourages Students to Code in Hackathon
    Posted in Press Releases on October 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology, Education

    BOTHELL – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) held a hackathon over the weekend for local high school students as part of the Congressional App Competition, a program to encourage innovation and computer science education. “As someone who worked in the technology sector before coming to Congress, I know firsthand that innovation requires creative, entrepreneurial leaders. The future of our nation and its economy depend on the next generations being able to think outside of the box. This competit... Read more

  • Bringing Down College Costs
    Posted in eNewsletters on October 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Dear Friend, As students return to campus, the rising cost of higher education in America continues to pose serious challenges to millions of middle-class families, who are being forced to take out higher loan amounts to pay for tuition, fees, textbooks and housing. In Washington state alone, 56 percent of graduates leave their four-year university with student debt averaging $23,000. I remain committed to bringing down college costs and ensuring everyone has access to a quality college educatio... Read more

  • DelBene Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Lower College Textbook Costs
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) reintroduced bipartisan legislation today to help college students save money on textbooks by encouraging the use of low-cost or free digital course materials in higher education. “An often overlooked driver of the rising cost of college is textbooks and supplies. In addition to tackling tuition hikes and burdensome student loan debt, we must find solutions to the other factors making a college degree less attainable for working families,” D... Read more

  • DelBene, Scott, Murray Introduce Child Care for Working Families Act
    Posted in In the News on September 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) joined Rep. Bobby Scott (VA-03) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) Thursday in introducing the Child Care for Working Families Act, which would ensure families can afford high-quality early learning and child care opportunities. “It is our nation’s responsibility to ensure every child has the opportunity to succeed, no matter where they live or how much their family makes, and that starts with high-quality child care and early learning," said DelBene in a statement.... Read more

  • DelBene Helps Introduce the Child Care for Working Families Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today joined Rep. Bobby Scott (VA-03) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) in introducing the Child Care for Working Families Act, which would ensure families can afford high-quality early learning and child care opportunities. “It is our nation’s responsibility to ensure every child has the opportunity to succeed, no matter where they live or how much their family makes, and that starts with high-quality child care and early learning. Access to qua... Read more

  • Sen. Patty Murray bypasses Ivanka Trump with child care proposal for working families
    Posted in In the News on September 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Even before her father took the oath of office, Ivanka Trump advocated to make child care more affordable. She’s lobbied with Senate and House Republicans on how to advance, but without anything concrete, Democrats are moving forward by introducing the Child Care for Working Families Act. “At a time when far too many working families are struggling, finding quality child care that doesn’t break the bank shouldn’t be another thing keeping parents up at night,” said Senator Murray, a former presch... Read more

  • New Job Corps program focuses on student success
    Posted in In the News on August 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Education

    SEDRO-WOOLLEY — Ashley Bennett had never been to Sedro-Woolley until four months ago when she arrived in search of a better future. “I wanted to get my life together,” said the 17-year-old from Spokane. Now, Bennett is among the first students in the Cascades Job Corps College and Career Academy and is on track to achieve her lifelong dream of helping the elderly. On a sunny afternoon Monday, Bennett and four classmates were busy with their studies in the program’s new health care track — one o... Read more