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  • DelBene Announces Military Academy Appointments from Washington’s First District
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    BOTHELL – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced that four U.S. military academies accepted the nominations of nine First District high school students and graduates. Every year, DelBene has the privilege of nominating a limited number of students to the U.S. Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, West Point Military Academy and Merchant Marine Academy. The honor of attending a military service academy comes with a commitment to service for a minimum of five years upon graduation. “Being accep... Read more

  • DelBene Announces Winner of 2017 Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on April 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    REDMOND – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced that Nate McGaw from Glacier Peak High School won the 2017 Congressional Art Competition for Washington’s First District. DelBene joined local students, families and friends at a reception honoring all the participants who submitted artwork for the competition. McGaw won with his piece, “Ballpoint Boy,” which will be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., as part of a year-long national exhibition. McGaw is ... Read more

  • Education Focus: DelBene visits Boys & Girls club to see program in action
    Posted in In the News on April 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    MOUNT VERNON — Even after school, the hallways and classrooms at LaVenture Middle School are bustling with activity. Some kids are catching up on homework in a computer lab, others are working on their math skills, and some are experimenting with Mentos candies and soda bottles. The students, as well as their counterparts at Mount Baker Middle School, aren’t there because they have to be — they’re there because they want to be. Click here to read the whole story. Read more

  • DelBene Donates Computers to Local Boys & Girls Club as Trump Attempts to Gut Their Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility, Education

    MOUNT VERNON – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today visited the Boys & Girls Club of Skagit County to donate computers and highlight the devastating effects of President Trump’s proposed budget cuts on our community — including this important afterschool program. “It’s shameful the President is proposing the elimination of funding for vital afterschool programs like the Boys & Girls Club. These investments provide an essential safety-net for middle-class families, improve academic achieveme... Read more

  • On the value of science, healthcare and education, our Washington delegation is listening
    Posted in In the News on April 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology, Education

    This week, I spent a few days in the “other Washington” where I had the opportunity to meet with the members of our federal legislative delegation and their staffs. I shared with them the invaluable, vital work that our University of Washington community does to expand the frontiers of scientific research, improve healthcare, develop creativity through the arts and provide quality and affordable education to our students. I also detailed the truly devastating effects some of the cuts in the Pres... Read more

  • Bipartisan bill makes college more affordable for middle-class families
    Posted in In the News on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.) and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-Wa.) this week introduced the Higher Education Loan Payments (HELP) for Students and Parents Act, bipartisan legislation that will make college more affordable by modernizing how the tax code treats employer contributions toward student loan repayment. “The average American student graduates with more than $37,000 in student debt and for too many middle class students, a college degree is simply out of reach all together,” sai... Read more

  • These lawmakers want to make college savings a big employee perk, which is pretty admirable
    Posted in In the News on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Responsibility, Education

    There are 13 million college savings accounts in this country, and more than half received at least one deposit in 2016. Those are decent numbers, and growing—but they cover just a tiny fraction of the country’s college-bound population. H.R. 529 say it could address both a lack of awareness of the plans—by encouraging employers to add 529 plans to their benefits package—as well as inflexible spending rules, by offering more ways to use 529 funds without getting hit with a penalty.' data-reactid... Read more

  • Seattle girls take fight against bullying to Washington D.C.
    Posted in In the News on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    SEATTLE, WA - A group of Seattle middle school girls known as the D.C. Bully Busters are fresh off their trip from our nation's capital. They met with lawmakers from all over the country to raise awareness about bullying, and to take action against it. 12-year-olds Grace Thordarson and Lilah Amon-Lucas tell us what their mission is all about. Click here to watch the video. Read more

  • DelBene, Meehan Introduce HELP for Students and Parents Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform, Education

    Reps. Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.) and Suzan DelBene (D-Wa.) this week introduced the Higher Education Loan Payments (HELP) for Students and Parents Act, bipartisan legislation that will make college more affordable by modernizing how the tax code treats employer contributions toward student loan repayment. “The average American student graduates with more than $37,000 in student debt and for too many middle class students, a college degree is simply out of reach all together,” said Congressman Meeha... Read more

  • Larsen, DelBene Lead Effort to Prevent Mass Shootings in Schools
    Posted in Press Releases on March 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    U.S. schools could receive additional resources to prevent mass shootings under bipartisan legislation led by Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and cosponsored by Reps. Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Mike Coffman (CO-06) and Susan Brooks (IN-05). The School Safety Act of 2017 would renew the Secure Our Schools program, which provides resources to local, state and tribal governments to meet schools’ individual security needs. The program has not be funded by Congress since 2010. “In the years since Congress negl... Read more