Ocean Champions, which works to build political power for the oceans by helping to elect pro-ocean candidates to the U.S. Congress, proudly announces their continued endorsement of six more candidates from Arizona, Oregon, and Washington: Raul Grijalva (D-AZ-3), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-1), Peter DeFazio (D-OR-4), Suzan DelBene (D-WA-1), Denny Heck (D-WA-10), and Derek Kilmer (D-WA-6).
“I’m honored to receive the endorsement of Ocean Champions and will continue working with them to preserve and protect our oceans,” Congresswoman Suzan DelBene said. “Taking care of our natural resources and protecting the animals that live here are all critical to maintaining the beautiful environment we cherish in the Pacific Northwest.”
Incumbent Democratic U.S. Reps. Rick Larsen and Suzan DelBene cruised to victory in Tuesday’s primary.
DelBene, who is seeking a third term, has campaigned on her record since arriving in Congress in late 2012.
She said she’s worked to pass bills to increase email privacy protections and preserve work training for qualified food stamp recipients.
She’s also pushed for passage of the Marketplace Fairness Act, requiring online businesses to collect sales tax, and recently introduced legislation aiding communities dependent on timber industry, such as Darrington.
PHILADELPHIA – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene addressed the Democratic National Convention tonight, joining Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other House Democratic women colleagues on the Wells Fargo Center stage.
Congresswoman DelBene spoke just after 4pm PDT to convention delegates about the House Democratic Caucus’ Innovation Agenda and her support for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
VIEW VIDEO OF THE SPEECH HERE AT TIMESTAMP 7:58. FULL TRANSCRIPT:
I’m Congresswoman Suzan DelBene of Washington. Before coming to Congress, I was an entrepreneur. I know that innovation is at the heart of who we are as Americans – and it is essential to keeping American workers, American products and American ideas number one in the 21st century.
A decade ago, House Democrats enacted the first Innovation Agenda. With the majority, we made revolutionary investments in clean energy development, in affordable, world-class STEM education, and in expanding broadband to rural families.
And House Democrats will work with President Hillary Clinton to sustain America’s lead in innovation – creating good-paying jobs, powering our economy, and driving bold solutions to the challenges facing our climate and our communities.
A strong America – an America that’s “Stronger Together” – will lead the world in entrepreneurship, innovation and clean energy.