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

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Being just downriver from Hanford, it is critically important to our region that we continue safe, timely and efficient cleanup.

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Jaime Herrera Beutler Continues Pressing Coast Guard to Respond to Six Month-old Request for Internal CRC Documents
April 10, 2014
Jaime Herrera Beutler today sent a letter to the U.S. Coast Guard pressing the agency for internal communication regarding the Columbia River Crossing that she had originally requested on September 16, 2013. Despite repeated requests, the Coast Guard has only provided external communications and internal administrative records, but no internal communications. “While the CRC is now dead, many unanswered questions remain; particularly surrounding the Coast Guard’s permitting process,” Jaime states... More
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VIDEO: Jaime Herrera Beutler’s Bipartisan Fishing Jobs Bill Gains Momentum in Congressional Hearing
April 4, 2014
Jaime meets with Jim Neva, former Port of Ilwaco manager, before the REFI Act receives a congressional hearing Jaime Herrera Beutler’s bipartisan fishing jobs bill picked up steam in congress after receiving a hearing in the House Natural Resources Committee yesterday. The House Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs heard testimony in favor of the Revitalizing the Economy of Fisheries in the Pacific Act, or REFI Act, that would provide rel... More
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U.S. House Approves Suzanne Bonamici-Jaime Herrera Beutler Tsunami Debris Cleanup Legislation
April 1, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today voted to advance the “Marine Debris Emergency Act,” legislation that will speed up targeted assistance to coastal communities impacted by tsunami debris. The bill, which was introduced by Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), was incorporated into the 2014 Coast Guard Reauthorization bill that was approved by the U.S. House today. After debris from the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan washed up al... More
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Jaime Herrera Beutler Backs Bill to Broaden Protection for Citizens’ Online Communication against Government Surveillance
March 12, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler announced today that she has cosponsored legislation that would extend protections relating to citizen’s private e-mail and online communication. H.R. 1852, the Email Privacy Act, 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 war... More
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U.S. House Approves Flood Insurance Relief Bill
March 4, 2014
Today, Jaime Herrera Beutler joined a bipartisan coalition of her colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass H.R. 3370, the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014. As a cosponsor of the legislation, Jaime has worked in Congress to improve the implementation of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (Biggert-Waters). Residents in Southwest Washington and across the country have been concerned with FEMA’s implementation of Biggert-Waters and the unaffordabl... More
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