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  • 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

  • Rep. DelBene visits Redmond Girls Who Code class
    Posted in In the News on August 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Rep. Suzan DelBene (D – WA) spoke to the Girls Who Code summer immersion class at AT&T’s Redmond offices on Aug. 15, highlighting the vital role that technology plays in almost all aspects of our lives and the importance of diversity when it comes to solving the biggest problems ahead of us. “We need more women who understand technology and are excited about what they can do with it to help change the world,” DelBene told the class, noting her own path working in technology – at Microsoft and at... Read more

  • DelBene talks cuts to public education
    Posted in In the News on June 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Responsibility, Education

    U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene recently met with regional representatives to address potential federal policy changes that may slash education funds. School board administrators and directors from Washington’s 1st Congressional District attended the meeting in early May to provide feedback on specific concerns about the potential negative effects to local programs. The 1st Congressional District consists of most of Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties, and part of King County. Click here to read the ... Read more

  • DelBene Helps Introduce Bill to Let Families Refinance Student Loans
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today helped introduce the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act to allow students and families with undergraduate student debt to refinance their loans to the current interest rate of 3.76 percent. “We should provide every student borrower the opportunity to refinance their loans. It’s unacceptable that Americans are currently able to refinance their car loans, mortgages and business loans, but cannot take advantage of lower interest rates on stude... Read more