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March 17, 2014 at 4:36 PM

U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene to go ‘undercover’ to deliver for UPS

WASHINGTON — Some politicians knock on doors for votes. U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene will knock and deliver your UPS package. The freshman Democrat from Medina on Monday announced plans to go “undercover” as a Woman in Brown to make delivery rounds in Redmond Wednesday morning. The reasons? To bring attention to the benefits of higher minimum wage…

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0 Comments | More in 2014 elections, Congressional races, Minimum wage, U.S. House of Representatives | Topics: Suzan DelBene, UPS

January 28, 2014 at 8:11 AM

What your congressperson is (publicly) betting on the Super Bowl

Washington state’s congressional delegation on Monday submitted a strong entry into this year’s political Super Bowl betting sweepstakes, announcing a mass wager with Colorado’s delegation. That means all members of Congress representing Washington and Colorado — 17 in all; 10 from Washington and seven from Colorado — are offering to give something to the other side…

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0 Comments | More in Congress, Politics Northwest, State government, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate | Topics: Adam Smith, Cathy McMorris Rogers, Dave Reichert

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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0 Comments | More in Congress, U.S. House of Representatives | Topics: canceled policies, Obamacare, Suzan DelBene

October 2, 2013 at 2:40 PM

DelBene pushes new immigration bill to break House stalemate

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene rolled out a new immigration bill Wednesday,  attempting to restart a move toward comprehensive reform that has stalled in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. The bill, called the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act, largely mirrors a measure passed by the Senate earlier this year. It would, among other…

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September 19, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Republicans struggling to find challenger for DelBene in 2014

Washington’s 1st Congressional District is supposed to be swing-voter territory, but so far it looks as though Democratic Rep. Suzan DelBene has little reason to fear a major Republican challenge in 2014. While Republicans are well on their way to targeting vulnerable Democratic incumbents in other parts of the country, the GOP has no obvious prospects…

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0 Comments | More in Congress, Politics Northwest, U.S. House of Representatives | Topics: 2014 Congressional races, Suzan DelBene

September 3, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Suzan DelBene remains undecided on possible Syria strike

WASHINGTON — The Washington Post is counting U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene as among 19 House Democrats who are leaning against U.S. military action against Syria. But a spokesman for the Medina freshman said Tuesday DelBene’s position is more accurately “undecided.” “She wants more information from the administration and to hear more constituent input…

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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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0 Comments | More in Congress, Politics Northwest, U.S. House of Representatives | Topics: Obamacare, Suzan DelBene

July 11, 2013 at 11:42 AM

U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene’s husband, Kurt, leaving as Microsoft Office president

WASHINGTON — Among the biggest news nuggets from this morning’s announcement about the corporate overhaul at Microsoft is the retirement of Kurt DelBene, president of the company’s Office division and husband of Rep. Suzan DelBene, a freshman Democrat from Medina. Might that clear the way for Kurt DelBene to take on a more visible…

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June 18, 2013 at 5:37 PM

House Republicans pass far-reaching abortion ban

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Tuesday approved a nationwide ban on abortions performed after 20 weeks of fertilization, a restriction that abortion rights supporters say violates the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. The measure has no chance of passing the Democratic-majority Senate. The 228-196 vote was the latest effort by conservatives, particularly by Republicans in…

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