Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler | Representing Southwest Washington's 3rd District

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Jaime Herrera Beutler Joins Effort to Restore Fifth Amendment Requirement of Due Process for Property Seizure
February 27, 2015
Today, Jaime Herrera Beutler put her support behind legislation to protect Southwest Washington citizens’ private property from seizure by government agencies until those agencies have followed due process of law. The Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration Act of 2015 (FAIR Act) requires the federal government to present clear convincing evidence prior to the seizure of a person’s personal property. It would also remove incentives for law enforcement agencies who currently profit from seized prop... More
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Jaime Herrera Beutler Votes to Help Southwest Washington Families Save Money for Higher Education
February 25, 2015
Jaime Herrera Beutler voted today with a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to help Southwest Washington students and families save money for higher education. The bill they advanced – H.R. 529 – increases flexibility for students by allowing them to use their 529 college savings to purchase computers, and allows them to redeposit refunds on any qualifying expense back into their 529 account without taxes or penalties. While H.R. 529 seeks to strengthen 529 plans so that mo... More
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Jaime Herrera Beutler Votes for Permanent Small Business Tax Relief
February 13, 2015
Jaime Herrera Beutler voted today along with a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act that provides small businesses tax relief and will help spur investment. The legislation makes permanent Section 179 of the tax code, allowing small businesses to expense investments in equipment, software, and property. Over the last several years, this provision has been approved only on a temporary basis, and the deduction limit has varied... More
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Jaime Herrera Beutler Applauds Strong Funding for Key Columbia River, Coastal Port Funding in Army Corps Maintenance Priorities
February 3, 2015
Jaime Herrera Beutler applauded the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ 2015 Columbia River Maintenance Priorities report released today that includes strong funding for Southwest Washington’s waterway infrastructure. As a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee that determines spending levels for federal agencies, Jaime successfully led efforts to provide adequate funding for waterway projects in the spending bill passed by Congress at the end of 2014. The plan prioritizes $3.6 million in f... More
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Jaime Herrera Beutler Introduces Bill to Protect Endangered Salmon and Steelhead on the Columbia River
January 27, 2015
Today, Jaime Herrera Beutler joined U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR) to introduce a bill to improve the survival of endangered salmon, steelhead and other native fish species in the Columbia River system. The Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act provides tribal members and government fish managers with the means to remove California sea lions and harbor seals from specific areas where they are posing the most harm. Specifically, this bipartisan bill would authorize tribal membe... More
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