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

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Jaime Herrera Beutler Helps Secure Emergency Repair Funding for Forest Road 23
July 22, 2016
Jaime Herrera Beutler applauded federal transportation officials today for responding to her call to repair Forest Road 23 – a critical access point in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest – with emergency funds. In May, Jaime sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) urging it to expeditiously release emergency funds for the repair of Forest Road 23 after the road was severely damaged by winter floods to the point where it is completely impassable. Following Jaime’s letter, ... More
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Jaime Herrera Beutler Supports Request for Battle Ground School Resource Officer
July 21, 2016
A deepening concern over a growing number of adolescent suicides in the Battle Ground community has prompted Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler to express her strong support of a Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant request recently submitted by the City of Battle Ground. The City of Battle Ground has requested federal funds from the U.S. Department of Justice for a second school resource officer to help keep students safe, and Jaime formally weighed in with the Department of Justi... More
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U.S. House of Representatives Passes Funding Plan for Strong Wildfire Suppression and Prevention, Earthquake Preparedness and Critical Services for Rural Counties
July 15, 2016
Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill co-authored by Jaime Herrera Beutler that funds strong wildfire suppression and prevention, more active management of national forests, federal payments used for emergency services in rural counties, expansion of the early earthquake detection system as well as other Southwest Washington priorities. This Interior Appropriation bill for 2017 would spend $32.1 billion, which is $64 million below 2016 levels, and saves $1 billion from the P... More
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Jaime Herrera Beutler Applauds Win-Win Agreement Between Skamania County, Forest Service Over Gillette Lakes Property
July 15, 2016
This week, as a result of Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler’s intervention, the U.S. Forest Service and Skamania County signed a Memorandum of Agreement that allows the Forest Service to proceed with a land purchase to benefit the Pacific Crest Trail while ensuring that Skamania County will not suffer a loss in tax revenues. Earlier this week, Skamania County and the U.S. Forest Service agreed to a path forward that would allow the Forest Service to purchase 273 acres surrounding Gillette Lake... More
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Jaime Herrera Beutler Authors Measure to Preserve Access to Doctors in Rural Communities Approved by Committee
July 14, 2016
Today, Congresswoman Jaime Herrera’s measure to preserve access to doctors in rural communities was passed by the U.S. House Appropriations committee. In 2009, Washington state implemented a faulty Medicaid reimbursement system that has resulted in many rural health clinics owing hundreds of thousands of dollars in back payments. Jaime’s provision directs the Federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services to work together with Washington state to solve this problem and find a way to ease the ... More
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