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

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Jaime Herrera Beutler Pushes for Improved Prenatal Screening Education for Parents
June 30, 2015
Last week, a Jaime Herrera Beutler-authored provision to improve the use of prenatal screenings for expectant parents was approved by the U.S. House Appropriations Committee. Included in the 2016 Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) funding bill, this provision directs the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), through the National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, to evaluate how providers currently educate patients about screenings. It also requests a repor... More
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Jaime Herrera Beutler Fights to Protect Popular Medicare Advantage Program for Southwest Washington Seniors
June 18, 2015
Yesterday, Jaime voted with a majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to protect Southwest Washington seniors’ option of choosing the best Medicare plan to meet their needs, including Medicare Advantage. Jaime supported the Securing Seniors’ Health Care Act which would prevent the Obama administration from ending Medicare Advantage plans for 2,939 Southwest Washington seniors. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) flawed rating system classifies some Medicare Advantage plan... More
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Herrera Beutler, Kilmer Call for Negotiations on the Columbia River Treaty to Begin
June 11, 2015
The House Appropriations Committee passed a bill that includes a provision authored by Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) and Derek Kilmer (WA-06) to push negotiations forward on the Columbia River Treaty. The report accompanying the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2016 includes language directing the U.S. State Department and other agencies involved to begin working directly this year with Canada on the treaty. The language calls for the State Departm... More
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Jaime Herrera Beutler Votes to Move Increased Train Safety Standards Forward
June 10, 2015
Yesterday, Jaime Herrera Beutler helped defeat an amendment that would have stopped the Department of Transportation’s implementation of strengthened rail safety standards, and stalled requirements for improved rail cars that transport crude oil. The amendment was offered by Representative Paul Gosar (R-AZ) during U.S. House debate over the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations (T-HUD) bill, and would have fully defunded DOT’s regulations for Rail Tank Car Standards. Jaim... More
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Jaime Herrera Beutler Fights For Salmon Recovery in Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Bill that Passes U.S. House
June 3, 2015
Today, Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler voted with a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to approve the 2016 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill. As a member of the Commerce, Science, and Justice House Appropriations Subcommittee, Jaime helped author this bipartisan legislation that advances strong salmon recovery efforts, provides vital funding for local law enforcement, and spends $661 million less the President’s 2016 proposed budget. The 2016 Commerce, ... More
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