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  • Encryption Working Group Releases Year-End Report
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology, National Security

    Members of the bipartisan encryption working group – established in March 2016 by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), and Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) – today released a year-end report laying out key observations and next steps. For nearly a year, the Encryption Working Group has held numerous meetings with a variety of federal, state, and local government e... Read more

  • DelBene’s Fix for National Guard Healthcare Clears House in Must-Pass Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, National Security

    The House today passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2017, which included Congresswoman Suzan DelBene’s (WA-01) National Guard Family Protection Act (H.R. 4554) to ensure National Guard members retain health coverage when responding to state emergencies, such as landslides or earthquakes. The bill also included a DelBene measure easing the burden of relocation on our nation’s military families. The NDAA now heads to the Senate before reaching the President’s desk. “We should... Read more

  • DelBene Honors Burlington Victims in House Floor Speech
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today delivered remarks on the House floor to honor the victims of last week’s shooting at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Wash., that left five people dead: “Mr. Speaker, I rise today with a very heavy heart. On Friday night, there was a tragic shooting at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, where five people died. “The victims included a 16-year-old cancer survivor from Mount Vernon High School, a dedicated public servant from Arlington, her 95-year-old mother,... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on Cascade Mall Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    BOTHELL – Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) issued the following statement after a shooting at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Wash., that killed five people: “I’m heartbroken and deeply saddened by the news of last night’s shooting in Burlington. As our community comes together during this difficult time, our region grieves for the victims, their families and all those affected by this tragedy. “We must do everything we can to support law enforcement as they work to bring the shooter t... Read more

  • Bear Creek students receive commissions to West Point
    Posted in In the News on June 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, National Security

    The Bear Creek School's Sam Humphries and John Lee both received commissions to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. They received their commissions in person on June 10 from Marion Thorkildsen, West Point admissions office representative, who attended Bear Creek's annual Upper School Honors Assembly. Click here for the full story. Read more

  • Privacy Advocates Aim to Use Defense Spending Bill to Protect Encryption
    Posted in In the News on June 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Fiscal Responsibility, National Security

    A bipartisan effort is underway in the House to use the Defense appropriations bill to protect the use of encryption in electronic devices. Eighteen House lawmakers, both Democrats and Republicans, are backing an amendment to the Pentagon’s fiscal year 2017 spending measure that would prohibit any agent of the National Security Agency or Central Intelligence Agency from requiring or requesting a company or person to “alter its product or service” to assist the federal government’s intelligence o... Read more

  • DelBene’s Fix for National Guard Healthcare Clears Committee, Heads to Floor
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, National Security

    The House Armed Services Committee today added Congresswoman Suzan DelBene’s (WA-01) bill to the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), ensuring National Guard members retain health coverage when responding to state emergencies, such as landslides or earthquakes. “We should not be forcing our National Guard members to choose between helping our communities and caring for their own families,” DelBene said. “My bill is a simple fix to an unnecessary problem, and will ensure all our brave... Read more

  • DelBene Praises Senate Action to Hold Army Corps Accountable
    Posted in Press Releases on April 25, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, National Security

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today lauded Senate passage of an amendment requiring military agencies – including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) – to purchase anchor and mooring chain from American manufacturers. DelBene secured passage of the amendment in last year’s omnibus, and is now fighting alongside Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) to protect the requirement in 2017. “For more than half a century, Congress has been clear that taxpayer dollars should be spent on products m... Read more

  • DelBene to Army Corps: Follow the Law, Support U.S. Manufacturers
    Posted in Press Releases on April 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, National Security

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today blasted the Army Corps of Engineers for rejecting her call to comply with federal regulations and support American manufacturers. “For more than half a century, Congress has been clear that taxpayer dollars should be spent on products manufactured here at home, not overseas. Doing so not only protects American jobs, but also reinforces our national security,” DelBene said. “It is unacceptable that the Army Corps is continuing to ignore federal regulatio... Read more

  • DelBene: Weakening Encryption is ‘Irresponsible’ Approach
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology, National Security

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today defended the use of encryption to protect Americans’ privacy ahead of a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the topic. “Our first priority must always be keeping Americans safe and I believe we can find a balance between preserving one’s right to privacy and protecting our national security,” DelBene said. “As a former executive in mobile communications, I know that requiring U.S. tech companies to weaken their devices with ‘backdoors’ is a reckless ap... Read more