Suzan (Suzan) DelBene (D-01)

US Representative Suzan DelBene

Suzan (Suzan) DelBene (D-01)
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Capitol: 202.225.6311
FAX: 202.226.1606
District: 360.416.7879
Representative
Room 2330 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-4701
204 West Montgomery Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98273-3843
Residence:Medina, WA

Committee Assignments

ChairmanNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
Co-ChairCongressional Kidney Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Medical Technology Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Women's High-Tech Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on the Internet of Things
Co-ChairCongressional Digital Trade Caucus
Co-ChairReality Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Trademark Caucus
Vice ChairHouse Committee on Ways and Means
Vice ChairCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberNorthern Border Caucus
Co-ChairDairy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nepal Caucus
Co-ChairInnovation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Bulgaria
FC MemberHouse Trails Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Aluminum Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Puget Sound Recovery Caucus
FC MemberHouse Agriculture Research Caucus
FC MemberVeterinary Medicine Caucus
FC MemberFourth Amendment Caucus
FC MemberMunicipal Finance Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Working Forests Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Microbusiness Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Public Transportation Caucus
FC MemberNorthwest Energy Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures
FC MemberSemiconductor Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Co-ChairCongressional Hazards Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Organic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Artificial Intelligence (AI) Caucus
FC MemberJoint Congressional Arctic Working Group
FC MemberCongressional Motorsports Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Trade
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Italian American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ukraine Caucus
FC MemberHealthcare Innovation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Smart Cities
FC MemberCrohn's and Colitis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cut Flower Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Disabilities Caucus (BDC)
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus

Bio

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene represents Washington's 1st Congressional District, which spans from northeast King County to the Canadian border and includes parts of King, Snohomish, Skagit, and Whatcom counties. First sworn into the House of Representatives in November 2012, Suzan brings a unique voice to the nation's capital with more than two decades of experience as a successful technology entrepreneur and business leader. Suzan takes on a wide range of challenges both in Congress and in the 1st District and is a leader on issues of technology, health care, trade, taxes, environmental conservation, and agriculture. Suzan currently serves as the Vice Chair on the House Ways and Means Committee, which is at the forefront of debate on a fairer tax code, health care reform, trade deals, and lasting retirement security. She serves on the Select Revenue Measures and Trade Subcommittees. Suzan also serves as Chair of the forward-thinking New Democrat Coalition, which is one of the largest ideological coalitions in the House, and is co-chair of the Women's High Tech Caucus, Internet of Things Caucus, and Dairy Caucus. She is also a member of the Pro-Choice Caucus. Suzan spent part of her early childhood in Newport Hills and Mercer Island before her father lost his job. After fourth grade, her family moved all over the country in search of work. Through hard work and financial aid, she earned her BA in biology from Reed College. She started her career in immunology research before earning an MBA from the University of Washington and embarking on a successful career as a technology leader and innovator. Over more than two decades as an executive and entrepreneur, she helped to start drugstore.com as Vice President of Marketing and Store Development, and served as CEO and President of Nimble Technology, a business software company based on technology developed at the University of Washington. Suzan also spent 12 years at Microsoft, most recently as corporate vice president of the company's mobile communications business. Before being elected to Congress, Suzan served as Director of the Washington State Department of Revenue. During her tenure, she proposed reforms to cut red tape for small businesses. She also enacted an innovative tax amnesty program that generated $345 million to help close the state's budget gap while easing the burden on small businesses. Suzan's mix of real-world experience in the private and public sector gives her a deep understanding of how to build successful businesses, create jobs, implement real fiscal accountability, and adopt policies that provide individuals with access to opportunity. Some of Suzan's priorities include- Making sure that every American has the opportunity to succeed and is treated fairly in society. Protecting Washington jobs and families. Preserving our future by taking on issues around climate change, data privacy, and rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure. Ensuring that all Americans have access to quality health care at an affordable price. Some of Suzan's accomplishments include- Extending how long state, local, and tribal governments can use CARES Act funding to help support the public health response to COVID-19 and pay police, firefighters, teachers, and other essential workers. Securing $200 million to expand job-training opportunities, including $22 million for Washington. Passing the National Landslide Preparedness Act to help save lives, protect communities and property, and improve natural disaster emergency preparedness. Expanding the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and protecting Illabot Creek as wild and scenic. Expanding access to mental health telemedicine for seniors on Medicare. Fighting to secure emergency funding for Skagit Valley to immediately rebuild the I-5 bridge after it collapsed in May 2013. Passing legislation that implements community-based substance use diversion programs to help address the opioid epidemic. Suzan and her husband, Kurt DelBene, have two children, Becca and Zach, and a dog named Reily.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2012    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Kurt DelBene   DOB: 2/17/1962
Counties Representing