Suzan DelBene

Suzan DelBene

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE SUZAN DELBENE

D-WASHINGTON DISTRICT 1

 

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VOTING RECORD: Project Vote Smart, Govtrack US

 

BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL CAREER

PARTY: Democrat

BORN: 2/17/1962

EDUCATION: Reed College (B.A.); University of Washington (M.A.)

OCCUPATION: Former Director of Washington State’s Department of Revenue       

FAMILY: Married; two children

RELIGION: Episcopalian 

CAREER:

  • U.S. House of Representatives (2012-present)

COMMITTEES:

  • Committee on the Budget
  • Committee on Ways and Means 

FIRST ELECTED TO FEDERAL OFFICE: 2011

 

ISRAEL


  • Supports the U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act which states that Israel is a major strategic partner of the United States and directs the U.S. to engage in cooperative activities with Israel in the areas such as water, energy, agriculture and homeland security
  • Supports Israel’s right to self-defense to protect its citizens against acts of terrorism
  • Supports a two-state solution
  • Supports a strong U.S.- Israel partnership in regards to cooperation in the areas of energy, water, homeland security, agriculture, and alternative fuel technologies
  • Supports funding for Israel’s Iron Dome Defense System

CHOICE


  • Supports Roe v. Wade
  • Voted against the Blunt Amendment, also known as the Birth Control Refusal Law, which would have allowed any employer to refuse to cover contraception or any health service required under the health reform law for virtually any reason
  • Supported Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive insurance coverage policy 

In Her Own Words


“This bill is necessary to ensure women’s access to birth control is protected. It will also defend all workers, both men and women, from their bosses’ interference in decisions that should be made privately between them and their doctors.” 1

SOURCES: 1 www.delbene.house.gov

Interesting Facts


Before entering the House, she helped found Drugstore.com.