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December 17, 2013 at 9:21 AM

Former Microsoft exec Kurt DelBene to tackle Obamacare website fix

WASHINGTON — Kurt DelBene, former chief of Microsoft’s Office division and husband of U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, was tapped by President Obama on Tuesday to take over the continuing fix for the troubled Affordable Care Act website. Kurt DelBene will assume his new assignment from Jeff Zients, who was brought in temporarily to tackle the…


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November 15, 2013 at 12:13 PM

DelBene bucks Dems in vote for continued sale of canceled policies

Updated at 1:35 p.m. with DelBene’s comments: WASHINGTON — Washington state’s U.S. House delegation voted along party lines — with one exception — on a bill that would allow insurers to keep selling canceled health plans that ran afoul of coverage requirements under the Affordable Care Act. The House voted 261-157 for the GOP-sponsored Keep Your Health…


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July 18, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Oops! NRCC warns DelBene of failing ‘Illinois voters’

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) regularly fires off boilerplate attacks on Democratic members of Congress, including Washington’s rookie U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene. So this was probably bound to happen. On Thursday, the NRCC emailed a news release ripping DelBene for failing to join an anti-Obamacare vote taken by the U.S. House of Representatives. The release warned…


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January 15, 2013 at 12:49 PM

McKenna appears to show support for Obamacare during Gregoire speech

Note:┬áThis post has been updated with a response from Dan Sytman, a spokesman for the Attorney General’s Office. Outgoing Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna, who joined a lawsuit against President Obama’s healthcare overhaul, appeared to show support for the law during Gov. Chris Gregoire’s farewell speech Tuesday. McKenna’s gesture was small — he stood up, along with…


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