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

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VIDEO: Jaime Herrera Beutler’s Sea Lion Bill and West Coast Crab Management Bill Receive Congressional Hearing Yesterday
July 24, 2015
Yesterday, Jaime Herrera Beutler testified before the Water, Power and Oceans Subcommittee of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee in support of her two bipartisan bills to better manage Northwest ocean resources. The Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act seeks to reduce predation on endangered Columbia River salmon, and the West Coast Dungeness Crab Management Act will permanently extend a 17-year fishery management agreement that has been vital to Washington state’s Du... More
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Jaime Herrera Beutler to Host Free Senior Resource Fair on August 5
July 20, 2015
Jaime Herrera Beutler announced today that she will host a Southwest Washington Senior Resource Fair on Wednesday, August 5 from 9:00am – 10:30am at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Vancouver. The Senior Resource Fair is free and open to any resident of Southwest Washington, and will allow seniors and their families to connect with a variety of useful experts and organizations. Experts and information will be available regarding mature learning opportunities, starting a business or non-profit,... More
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Jaime Herrera Beutler Secures Improvements to FEMA’s Oil Spill Response Grants in House Bill
July 14, 2015
Today, Jaime Herrera Beutler secured a reform in a U.S. House spending bill that will make federal emergency response grants for crude oil and ethanol rail traffic a higher priority. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides Firefighter Assistance Grants directly to local fire departments to pay for equipment that protects the health and safety of the public and firefighters, including volunteers and emergency medical service personnel. However, FEMA does not treat grant applicatio... More
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Jaime Herrera Beutler Advances Bill to Restore Forest Health in Struggling Federal Forests
July 9, 2015
Today, Jaime Herrera Beutler helped the U.S. House advance the Resilient Federal Forests Act, bipartisan legislation that includes several efforts Jaime has championed that will benefit Pacific Northwest forests. The bill corrects the funding process for funding wildfire disasters, allows the Forest Service to approve projects that reduce fire risk, extends Secure Rural Schools authorization through 2020 and improves “early seral” habitat for elk and other wildlife. “Our communities in Southwest... More
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Jaime Herrera Beutler Introduces Bipartisan Resolution to Promote Hydropower Energy as Congress Shapes Federal Energy Plan
July 8, 2015
Today, Jaime Herrera Beutler reintroduced a bipartisan resolution urging Congress to recognize hydroelectric power as a source of clean, renewable energy. Jaime’s resolution to promote hydroelectric power is cosponsored by Democrat and Republican representatives from across Washington state including Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Dave Reichert (R-WA), Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA). As the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee prepares to introduce a comprehensive federal energy ... More
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