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

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Congress Advances Jaime Herrera Beutler’s Measures to Speed Up Care for Southwest Washington Veterans
September 29, 2016
Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives approved Jaime Herrera Beutler’s measures to address the lengthy VA hiring process and staff vacancies that have delayed care for Southwest Washington veterans. The measures were included in the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations portion of the legislation, which is expected to be signed into law by the President in coming days. Also part of the package approved last night was $1.1 billion in emergency funding for combating and... More
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Jaime Herrera Beutler Champions Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention in Water Infrastructure Bill that Passes House
September 28, 2016
Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA) that steps up protection on the Columbia River system against aquatic invasive species via an amendment successfully championed by Jaime Herrera Beutler. The WRDA bill authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to maintain our national waterways infrastructure, vital to economic growth and targeted flood prevention. Jaime led the effort to speed up the utilization of funds that have already been ap... More
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Jaime Herrera Beutler, Patty Murray, Maria Cantwell Applaud Final FAA Rule that will Protect Pearson Airport
September 27, 2016
Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-SW WA) and Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) today applauded the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new rules that will allow Pearson Airport, one of the oldest operating airfields in the U.S., to continue to operate in a manner that is economically feasible while fostering airspace safety. The FAA issued its final rules on September 12, 2016 that will once and for all scrap the restrictive “Pearson Box” proposal that would have li... More
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Jaime Herrera Beutler’s Bipartisan Bill to Aid Parents Traveling with Infants Passes U.S. House of Representatives
September 27, 2016
Today, U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler’s Bottles and Breastfeeding Equipment Screening Act (BABES Act) was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives with unanimous support. Jaime introduced the BABES Act in response to reports of traveling parents being subject to inconsistent, harassment-like scrutiny from the Transit Security Administration (TSA) when attempting to travel with breastmilk, formula and infant feeding equipment – items explicitly allowed under TSA guidelines. The BA... More
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Jaime Herrera Beutler Presses U.S. Department of Transportation to Study Reducing Combustion Risks of Oil Trains
September 26, 2016
Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler is pressing the U.S. Department of Transportation to study whether breaking up the long lines of oil-carrying rail cars with other non-volatile commodities will reduce combustion risks in the event of a derailment. In a letter to the agency sent recently, Jaime asks for information relating to this potential risk factor that has been voiced by local fire departments, elected officials, and community members. “Currently, oil trains are traveling along the Colum... More
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