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Representative Suzan DelBene

Budget, Ways & Means
Co-chair of the New Democrat Coalition’s 21st Century Job Skills Working Group, and Co-chair of the Women's High Tech Caucus, Internet of Things Caucus, Trademark Caucus, and Aluminum Caucus.

“In Washington state, we know firsthand the damages of climate change. From longer and worsening fire seasons, increased pests and invasive species, an acidifying ocean to more unpredictable natural disasters, the vast majority of the population recognizes climate change as a growing problem in need of international solutions now. Science should not be a partisan issue.” May 31, 2017


Leadership: Long dedicated to protecting clean air and water, Congresswoman DelBene maintains an active agenda of environmental legislation. Ocean-related bills she has actively supported include the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act, the Microbead Free Waters Act (now passed into law), a trio of ocean acidification bills: the Ocean Acidification Research Partnerships Act, the Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act, and the Ocean Acidification Innovation Act. She is also an active leader is protecting our wild lands and waters, and has put her time and energy behind a number of bills, including the Puget Sound SOS Act, the Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act, and America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act.

Representative DelBene sponsored:

  • H.R. 829 (To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a segment of Illabot Creek in Skagit County, Washington, as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, 2013)

Representative DelBene cosponsored:

  • H.R 502 (To permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.2018)
  • H.R. 239 (Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act)
  • H.R 2719 (Tribal Coastal Resiliency Act 2016)
  • H.R. 936 (Marine Disease Emergency Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 1277 (Ocean Acidification Research Partnerships Act)
  • H.R. 1321 (Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 1460 (Focused Reduction of Effluence and Stormwater runoff through Hydrofracking Environmental Regulation Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 1814 (To permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.)
  • H.R. 1967 (Ocean Acidification Innovation Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 2430 (America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act)
  • H.R. 2663 (Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 2744 (Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act Amendments of 2015)
  • H.R. 3526 (CECIL Act)
  • H.R. 3927 (West Coast Ocean Protection Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 4019 (Orca Responsibility and Care Advancement Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 4215 (CLEANER Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 361 (Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions and Pratt and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers Protection Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 596 (Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 1034 (San Juan Islands National Conservation Area Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 1425 (Marine Debris Emergency Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 1491 (To authorize the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to provide certain funds to eligible entities for activities undertaken to address the marine debris impacts of the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami, and for other purposes, 2013)
  • H.R. 1837 (Clean Water Protection Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 2646 (REFI Pacific Act)
  • H.R. 5038 (Maritime Washington National Heritage Area Act)