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

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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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Jaime Herrera Beutler, U.S. House Move Quickly to Tackle Sex Trafficking and Aid Victims
January 27, 2015
Jaime Herrera Beutler joined with a strong majority of her colleagues to pass twelve bipartisan bills both last evening and today aimed at stopping domestic and international sex trafficking, and to strengthen protections and assistance for trafficking victims. The U.S. House of Representatives passed this group of anti-trafficking bills as one of its first actions in the 114th Congress to confront the fastest growing form of organized crime in the world, now representing a $32 billion industry.... More
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Jaime Herrera Beutler Receives Two New Appropriations Subcommittee Assignments
January 14, 2015
Today Jaime Herrera Beutler announced that she had been appointed to two new Appropriation subcommittees that will allow her to hone in on critical Southwest Washington issues -- Energy and Water; and Commerce, Justice, and Science. She will retain her position on the Financial Services and General Government subcommittee. “These new assignments will be a tremendous asset for the residents of my home here in Southwest Washington,” said Jaime. “From enhancing the Columbia River’s infrastructure t... More
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VIDEO: Jaime Herrera Beutler Speaks in Support of the Regulatory Accountability Act Passed Today by U.S. House
January 13, 2015
Jaime Herrera Beutler today joined a majority of her colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the bipartisan Regulatory Accountability Act. This legislation requires federal agencies to consider all economic impacts when developing new regulations and implement them in the most cost-efficient way possible. The Regulatory Accountability Act, a bill that maintains current regulations and applies the new standards to those issued going forward, passed by a vote of 250-175. The curren... More
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Jaime Herrera Beutler Votes to Protect American Workers from Slashed Work Hours and Hiring Freezes
January 8, 2015
Today, Jaime Herrera Beutler joined the U.S. House of Representatives in taking action to reduce burdens on small businesses and their employees by passing the bipartisan Save American Workers Act. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) took an unprecedented step by defining a “full time” employee as an individual who works 30 hours or more per week. Employers were incentivized by the ACA to reduce working hours for their employees in order to avoid being subjected to the law's costly mandates. The bill ... More
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