A Conversation with Congresswoman Suzan DelBene
Seattle, WA 98109
Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, the newly elected leader of the New Democrat Coalition, joins Crosscut’s Northwest Newsmakers host, Monica Guzman, to discuss a range of topics, including the January 6th siege at the US Capitol and the presidential impeachment, her role as leader of the centrist wing of the party, what’s at the top of her agenda as the Biden administration takes office, and if she believes that compromise will be the key to getting things accomplished moving forward.
Northwest Newsmakers brings you conversations with leaders shaping the region’s politics, arts, culture and industry.
About the speakers:
Monica Guzman (moderator) is the host of the Northwest Newsmakers series. She is the co-founder of The Evergrey, is a recent fellow at the Henry M. Jackson Foundation and Harvard's Nieman Foundation for Journalism, and is a former columnist at The Seattle Times and GeekWire. She is currently an advisor to Braver Angels and the author of an upcoming guide to staying curious in divided times. She lives in Seattle with her husband, Jason, and two kids.
Congresswoman Suzan DelBene represents Washington’s First Congressional District, which spans from northeast King County to the Canadian border, and includes parts of King, Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties. Suzan takes on a wide range of challenges both in Congress and in the First District and is a leader on issues of technology, health and agriculture. She currently serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, which is at the forefront of debate on taxes, healthcare and retirement security. There, Suzan is working to ensure all Americans have meaningful access to affordable, quality healthcare. She serves on the Select Revenue Measures, Trade, and Oversight Subcommittees. Before being elected to Congress, Suzan served as Director of the Washington State Department of Revenue. During her tenure, Suzan 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 and her husband, Kurt DelBene, have two children, Becca and Zach, and a dog named Reily.
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