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  • President Signs DelBene, Herrera Beutler’s Fix for Child Abuse Survivors Into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump today signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2018, which included part of Congresswomen Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Jaime Herrera Beutler’s (WA-03) Child Abuse Accountability Enhancement Act (H.R. 1103), closing a legal loophole that denies justice for some survivors of child abuse. “Anyone who falls victim to physical, sexual or emotional violence — particularly children — deserves the opportunity to seek justice, regardless of who abu... Read more

  • DelBene to Trump: Establish a Joint Commission on North Korea with Regional Allies
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today urged President Trump to form a joint commission and intensify America’s regional diplomatic strategy in order to effectively deal with North Korea. This week, Trump departs for a 12-day tour of Asia, visiting five countries. “Given North Korea’s increasingly provocative behavior this year, preventing North Korea from continuing its bellicose activities, including the proliferation of illegal nuclear weapons needs to be a top priority ... Read more

  • International Communications Privacy Bill Reintroduced
    Posted in In the News on September 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology, National Security

    A bipartisan quartet of House members has reintroduced the International Communications Privacy Act (HR 3718), which would clarify the rights and limitations on law enforcement accessing electronic communications stored abroad. The bill would allow law enforcement to require the provider of an electronic communications service to turn over the contents of an electronic communication no matter where it is stored, but only pursuant to a warrant. That allows cloud storage of U.S. information abroad... Read more

  • DelBene’s Fix for Survivors of Child Abuse Clears House in Must-Pass Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    The House today passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2018, which included Congresswoman Suzan DelBene’s (WA-01) bipartisan Child Abuse Accountability Enhancement Act (H.R. 1103) to close a legal loophole that denies justice for some survivors of child abuse. The NDAA now heads to the Senate before reaching the President’s desk. “It is unacceptable that current law shields some convicted child abusers from paying the restitution they owe. Anyone who falls victim to physical, ... Read more

  • Surveillance reform déjà vu
    Posted in In the News on July 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Congressional surveillance reform advocates are attempting to use the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to rein in post-9/11 warrantless mass surveillance programs. If the recent past is any guide, the House GOP leadership will do everything it can to ensure their amendments never get a vote on the House floor. Click here for the whole story. Read more

  • Rep. DelBene Says N. Korea Launch a Continuing Escalation
    Posted in In the News on July 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Rep. Suzan DelBene, a Washington Democrat, discusses North Korea's escalating threats against the U.S. with Bloomberg's David Gura on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg) Click here for the video. Read more

  • DelBene’s Fix for Survivors of Child Abuse Clears Committee, Heads to Floor
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    The House Armed Services Committee today added Congresswoman Suzan DelBene’s (WA-01) bipartisan bill to the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), closing a legal loophole that denies justice for some survivors of child abuse. “Anyone who falls victim to physical, sexual or emotional violence — particularly children — deserves the opportunity to seek justice, regardless of who abused them,” DelBene said. “It is unacceptable that current law shields some convicted child abusers from pay... Read more

  • DelBene to Trump: America Deserves an Independent Investigation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today issued the following statement after President Trump fired the Director of the FBI, who was actively investigating the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia: “The American people deserve to know the full extent of Russia’s grip on the Trump administration,” DelBene said. “Firing the head of the department investigating this severe threat to our democracy only creates more chaos, confusion and questions. The lack of transparency, and frankly now blata... Read more

  • DelBene Introduces Bill Calling for Joint Commission on North Korea
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today introduced H.R. 2231, which establishes a Joint Commission on North Korea, and would include government officials from the United States, Japan and South Korea, among others in the Indo-Asia Pacific Region, as a diplomatic effort to stop North Korea’s hostile actions. “Preventing a nuclear-armed North Korea must be a top priority for the United States and our regional partners,” DelBene said. “Recent actions have made it clear North Korea is already vio... Read more

  • WA Members Call for Information from DOJ and FBI on Disturbing Threats Targeting Jewish Community Centers
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Today, Rep. Adam Smith (WA-09), joined by Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Dave Reichert (WA-08), Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Denny Heck (WA-10), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), released the following statement in response to Monday evening’s bomb threat that lead to the evacuation of the Mercer Island Jewish Community Center in Mercer Island, Washington: The Members of Congress joined in sending a lette... Read more