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Congresswoman Suzan DelBene

Representing the 1st District of Washington



Our nation must take meaningful steps to build a new economy based on clean and renewable energy sources while we reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and foreign oil. That’s why in 2013, I hosted White House officials in our district to talk about the impacts of climate change, including increased flooding, droughts, and extreme temperatures.

In addition, as a member of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), I will continue to work with my colleagues to build a new green economy and find innovative solutions to address climate change for our health and the health of future generations. In the First Congressional District, we have an educated workforce, advanced manufacturing, and a growing technology industry – elements that are needed to be a leader in the emerging green economy. We must also continue to develop alternative forms of energy here at home such as solar, wind, hydro, and bio-based fuels. I was proud to have helped secure funding in the 2014 Farm Bill for alternative energy programs and I have consistently supported renewable energy funding to increase our energy independence and eliminate the damage of fossil fuels. I will always fight for investments and policies to encourage innovation and spur job growth in the renewable energy sector.

For our economy to fully recover, we need to take control of our country’s energy future. We need a balanced approach that reduces our dependence on foreign oil and creates jobs right here in Washington.

More on Energy

Jul 6, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reps. Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05) and Derek Kilmer (WA-06) today introduced bipartisan legislation that would open up new markets and create jobs for rural economies by providing research, assistance and incentives for the construction of tall wood buildings throughout the United States.
Apr 12, 2016 eNewsletters
Dear Friend, Last week, I had the opportunity to visit the Seattle Aquarium to discuss why it’s so important to protect our oceans. The Aquarium uses water from the Puget Sound and helps rehabilitate animals affected by oil spills, which are a significant threat to sea otter populations.
Apr 7, 2016 Press Release
SEATTLE – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today called for a ban on offshore drilling along the West Coast while visiting the Seattle Aquarium, where animals affected by oil spills are rehabilitated.
Mar 3, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Reps. John K. Delaney (Md.-6), Ben Luján (N.M.-3) and Suzan DelBene (WA-1) have filed resolutions
Nov 4, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) helped introduce the West Coast Ocean Protection Act to prohibit offshore drilling along the West Coast.
May 20, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today opposed a bill that would restrict government investments in science, technology and innovation based on partisan ideology. The bill makes specific cuts to programs designed to combat climate change, promote energy efficiency and spur renewable energy research and development.
Mar 31, 2015 eNewsletters
Dear Friend, To get our economy back on track and help Washington’s families and businesses, we need to find responsible, bipartisan solutions to our nation’s fiscal issues. Unfortunately, the Republican budget passed by the House of Representatives last week was neither responsible nor bipartisan.
Mar 25, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released the following statement today, after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded grants to several tribes in Washington state.