Suzan DelBene

Report on Rep. Suzan DelBene’s town hall on Nov 9, 2019

On Saturday, U.S. Represenative Suzan DelBene and State Senator David Frockt partipated in a town hall meeting in Kenmore, WA. Executive summary: Her responses were all pretty moderate. She opposes Trump and supports the impeachment inquiry but doesn’t seem angry or populist. I was disappointed by her responses to the question about how to defeat […]

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DelBene, TPP, and Microsoft stock: should she recuse herself?

Rep. Suzan DelBene is apparently going to vote in favor of trade promotion authority (“fast track”) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, unlike Reps McDermott, Smith, and Heck. A friend called DelBene’s office and an aide said she is voting for fast-track. Last fall I spoke to her and asked her to oppose it. She was very […]

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DelBene betrays the Democratic Party, apparently

Which 35 House Democrats Just Joined the GOP to Try to Gut Dodd-Frank? lists Washington Rep. Suzan DelBene among the turncoats. Ultimately, the GOP-sponsored bill to roll back reforms failed, when enough Democrats voted against it to prevent the 2/3rds majority needed for it to pass as a suspension of rules. Last I heard DelBene […]

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Question for Rep. Suzan DelBene

I presume Microsoft would benefit from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.  Rep. Suzan Delbene and her husband, Kurt DelBene, both used to work for Microsoft in senior management positions. Both of them have personal ties to the company and presumably own considerable stock in Microsoft. Shouldn’t she recuse herself from votes concerning the TPP? Or […]

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The food stamp cuts hit WA State especially hard

*Number of U.S. households with food stamps cut $90/MO under farm bill: 850,000 *Number of those households in WA: 200,000 (23% of national total) *WA Congressional Democrats supporting cut: 6 of the 8 [all but Adam Smith and Jim McDermott] *WA Post Editorial: “[T]his legislative grotesquerie gives to the rich and takes from the poor. […]

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DelBene, Heck, Kilmer, and Larsen vote with Repugs to cut food stamps

Reps. Suzan DelBene, Denny Heck, Derek Kilmer, and Rick Larsen joined all four Washington Republicans in voting to cut an addition $9 billion from the food stamps program, SNAP. Kudos to Jim McDermott and Adam Smith for voting against the House farm bill that slashed food stamps while protecting most corporate pork. The Senate is […]

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Meet at DelBene's Bothell office on Jan 8 at 9:30AM to ask her to oppose TPP fast track

Via Vandana Whitney and Linda Newton: Rep. Susan DelBene (District 1) has not chosen to sign the Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) and George Miller (D-Calif.) letter to the President regarding Democrat opposition to Fast Track Authority. We have had two meetings at her Bothell office with staff members but she has not taken a position for […]

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Where are Suzan DelBene, Denny Heck, and Adam Smith on TPP?

Why haven’t Democratic Reps. Suzan DelBene, Denny Heck, and Adam Smith joined the 151 House Democrat opposed to fast-tracking of TPP? The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement would give away sovereignty to large multinational corporations. See DeLauro, Miller Lead 151 House Dems Telling President They Will Not Support Outdated Fast Track for Trans-Pacific Partnership Please phone […]

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Suzan DelBene's anti-deficit workshops with the Concord Coalition

Rep. Suzan DelBene (D, WA-01) is inviting constituents to workshops, in Mount Vernon and Bothell, on deficit reduction. The workshops are presented in conjunction with the “bipartisan” Concord Coalition, whose mission is to educate “the public about the causes and consequences of federal budget deficits, the long-term challenges facing America’s unsustainable entitlement programs, and how […]