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

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Amendment successfully restored funding to the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund.

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Jaime Herrera Beutler statement on Today’s Court Ruling Against the ACA
July 22, 2014
Jaime Herrera Beutler today issued the following statement after the D.C. Court of Appeals decision in Halbig v. Burwell. “This ruling against one of the health care law’s central pillars is just one latest reminder of how problem-riddled and unworkable the Affordable Care Act is. Five years ago, Congress hastily passed this massive health care bill in order to find out what it did – and since then, Southwest Washington families have seen their premiums go up, their plans cancelled, the loss of ... More
Opinion Pieces
Longview Daily News Guest Column: VA has been doing our vets a disservice
July 20, 2014
We owe the privilege of living in the greatest nation largely to those military veterans who have sacrificed to defend it. It is thus difficult to explain how the agency created to provide for their health care – including treatment for the wounds they suffered in service to our nation – has fallen so short. One Washougal veteran recently shared his story with me that mirrors the problems too many are experiencing locally with the VA. When “Steve” joined the Army, he fully understood that deploy... More
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Jaime Herrera Beutler Demands Truthful Explanation, Accountability and Action for VA’s Absentee “Mobile Medical Units”
July 17, 2014
Jaime Herrera Beutler today called on the local VA to explain the real reasons for why its mobile medical units are not serving rural veterans, and they are sitting unused for up to 25 days out of each month. Jaime began requesting that the Puget Sound Region’s mobile medical unit start serving rural veterans in Southwest Washington in 2012. These units are supposed to provide basic care, such as prescriptions and flu shots, to veterans in remote and rural areas. Since then, the response from th... More
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Jaime Herrera Beutler and U.S. House Appropriations Committee Advance Bill for Healthy Forests, Healthy Waters, and Healthy Rural Communities
July 16, 2014
Jaime and a majority of the U.S. House Appropriations committee yesterday approved critical funding for fighting wildfires, as well as other Southwest Washington priorities. The U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved a bill to fund the Department of Interior, Forest Service, EPA, and other related agencies in the upcoming year that was $409 million below the President’s request. In addition to wildfire fighting funding, the responsible spending bill calls for more active management on our ... More
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Jaime Herrera Beutler secures funding for dredging and harbor maintenance and Hanford cleanup
July 11, 2014
Jaime voted with a bipartisan majority of her colleagues late Thursday night to advance a responsible spending bill that secures funding for waterway maintenance on the Pacific Coast and Columbia River, as well as Hanford cleanup. The U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the FY 2015 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, legislation that funds U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Hanford cleanup efforts under the Department of Energy. As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, Jaime... More
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