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  • President Biden Signs Federal Funding Package, Including Key DelBene Priorities
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Health, Jobs and the Economy, Education, National Security

    Today, President Biden signed the fiscal year 2022 appropriations package into law, which included a number of Congresswoman Suzan DelBene’s (WA-01) priorities. DelBene helped secure: $5 million for KidneyX, a program aimed at accelerating innovation, research, treatment, and preventative care for kidney disease. A requirement that the Defense Department only buy American-made anchor chain, regardless of size. Closing this loophole will help protect Washington jobs and strengthen U.S. domestic m... Read more

  • DelBene Hosts Roundtable on Major Broadband Investments Headed to Washington
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology, Education

    Yesterday, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) held a roundtable with constituents and local leaders at the Monroe Public Library to discuss how the pandemic has exacerbated digital inequality and highlight upcoming investments from the bipartisan infrastructure law that will help improve broadband access and affordability around the state. In Washington state, around 8.5% of residents live in areas without any broadband access, and many more live in areas with insufficient access or face cost b... Read more

  • Woodinville Weekly: U.S. Rep DelBene visits newly completed Ruby Bridges
    Posted in In the News on June 9, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Northshore School District leaders welcomed U.S. Congresswoman Susan DelBene to the newly constructed Ruby Bridges Elementary School on Tuesday, June 1. The brand-new K-5 school, located on Maltby Road, was approved by Northshore voters in 2018 as a step toward easing the overcrowding in schools on the district’s north end. Serving approximately 500 students, the attendance area for Ruby Bridges includes addresses previously assigned to Canyon Creek, Fernwood and Kokanee elementary schools. The... Read more

  • DelBene Announces Over $214 Million for WA-01 Colleges, Universities, and Students
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced more than $214 million in American Rescue Plan funding available to colleges, universities, and students in Washington’s 1st Congressional District. This funding will help local institutions serve their students safely and address the financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. “The pandemic has taken a toll on students of all ages, and we must ensure that they get the support they need to graduate and succeed,” said DelBene. “These resource... Read more

  • DelBene Releases Additional COVID-19 Resource Guides for Tribes, Students, Educators, and Farmers
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Health, Education

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released additional COVID-19 resources guides to help tribes, students, educators, and farmers navigate the benefits in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the historic $2 trillion relief package recently passed by Congress and signed into law. DelBene’s newly released guides are specific to: Agriculture K-12 Education Higher Education Tribes “Congress took historic action by passing the CARES Act and now it is incumbent upon... Read more

  • House Passes DelBene's Bicameral, Bipartisan FAFSA Act to Help Students Attend and Pay for College
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) is pleased to announce the passage of her legislation to ease the process of applying for federal financial aid for students in Washington state and nationwide – the Faster Access for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Act. The bill passed in the House of Representatives as part of the Future Act. DelBene’s legislation, which has a companion bill introduced in the Senate by HELP Committee Chair and Ranking Member Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA... Read more

  • DelBene Announces Winner of 2019 Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on April 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Last night, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced that Alex Winestock of Redmond High School won the 2019 Congressional Art Competition for Washington’s first congressional district. Alex Winestock won with her colored pencil and watercolor piece titled, “Devoid of Emotion.” DelBene joined participants and parents at a reception at VALA Eastside in Kirkland, where three local artists judged the competition. Alex Winestock’s artwork will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol for one year. “The... Read more

  • DelBene Named Co-Chair of the Congressional App Challenge
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology, Education

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) accepted her nomination as Co-Chair of this year’s Congressional App Challenge. The post was previously held by Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA). “As someone who built a career in tech, I am thrilled to help lead this national competition and to see up close the incredible ideas students from all across the country will bring to the table. STEM careers play a critical role in our 21st century economy and this competition serves a great opportunity for students to... Read more

  • 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