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

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Herrera Beutler, DelBene Introduce Bill to Ensure Justice for Survivors of Child Abuse
February 16, 2017
Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) and Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today introduced the bipartisan Child Abuse Accountability Enhancement Act, closing a legal loophole that denies justice for some survivors of child abuse. Currently, there is a loophole in federal law that shields convicted child abusers from paying the restitution they owe, if their income comes from the Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS) — the agency responsible for military retirement pay. While Congress unanimously ap... More
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U.S. House Passes Herrera Beutler Co-Sponsored Bill to Broaden Protection for Citizens’ Online Communication
February 6, 2017
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Email Privacy Act to protect citizens’ online communication from government surveillance. Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler is a co-sponsor of this legislation that would extend the same privacy protections to electronic communications that exist for hard mail and other personal, paper documents. Under this bipartisan bill, a government agency would not be able to access a U.S. citizen’s emails without a court-ordered search warrant. In recen... More
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Jaime Herrera Beutler West Coast Crab Management Bill Passes U.S. House of Representatives
January 30, 2017
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler’s bipartisan bill to permanently extend a decades old fishery management agreement that has been vital to Washington state’s Dungeness crab fishery. The bill passed overwhelmingly by a vote of 388-0. The states of Washington, Oregon, and California cooperatively manage the West Coast crab fishery in federal waters under a tri-state agreement that Congress first authorized in 1998. The bill would make that existin... More
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Washington GOP Congressional Delegation Outlines Healthcare Priorities
January 24, 2017
Today, members of the Washington State Congressional Republican delegation, Reps. Dave Reichert, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Dan Newhouse, and Jaime Herrera Beutler, sent a letter to Washington Governor Jay Inslee and Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler outlining their priorities for healthcare reform and concerns about Obamacare’s impact on Washington residents. This letter served as a response to a letter Governor Inslee sent the congressional leaders regarding healthcare coverage in Washington. ... More
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Jaime Herrera Beutler Joins Labor, Health, and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee
January 13, 2017
Today Jaime Herrera Beutler announced she has been appointed to a new Appropriations subcommittee – Labor, Health, and Human Services. This new assignment will allow Jaime to focus resources toward Southwest Washington priorities such as combating opioid abuse, advancing cures for conditions like heart disease and diabetes, and strengthening workforce training. She will retain her position on the Energy and Water, and Financial Services and General Government subcommittees. The Labor, Health, an... More
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