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

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VIDEO: Jaime Herrera Beutler Fights for Permanent Extension of State and Local Sales Tax Deduction
April 16, 2015
Today Jaime Herrera Beutler spoke on the U.S. House floor in support of permanently extending the state and local sales tax deduction. The legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives today by a bipartisan vote of 272 to 152. The state and local sales tax deduction allows residents of states without a state income tax, like Washington state, to deduct state and local sales tax from their federal tax returns. Residents of states with income tax are able to deduct it from their federal tax... More
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Jaime Herrera Beutler on Latest VA Delays: Agency Must Get to the Root Cause of 30-plus Day Wait Times for Southwest Washington Veterans
April 9, 2015
Jaime Herrera Beutler today released the following statement responding to an Associated Press report revealing more delays at the Vancouver Veterans Affairs Division: “The news that more than 1,900 veterans in our region are still being forced to wait longer than 30 days for a doctor appointment is extremely disappointing, and still unacceptable. I am also alarmed at the VA's failure to retain health care staff, both in the region and nationally. The high turnover at the VA presents a serious c... More
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Jaime Herrera Beutler Named Vice Chair of the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee
April 8, 2015
Jaime Herrera Beutler was appointed to serve as the Vice Chair of the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee for the 114th Congress. As the second most powerful member of this subcommittee that sets spending levels for the IRS, Federal Trade Commission, Federal Communications Commission, FDIC and other federal agencies, Jaime will serve as Chair of the subcommittee in the absence of the Chairperson, and assist him in official Committee duties. Jaime assumes this le... More
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Jaime Herrera Beutler Applauds U.S. House Passage of “Secure Rural Schools”
March 26, 2015
Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler today released the following statement after she joined a strong bipartisan majority to advance a two-year extension of the “Secure Rural Schools” program that provides critical funding for rural counties in Southwest Washington: “Today’s bipartisan approval of Secure Rural Schools gets our region very close to finally get the relief it needs to salvage school and emergency services. Too often, Washington, D.C. fails to heed the priorities of our rural communi... More
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Jaime Herrera Beutler Ensures Two Years of Rural School Funding will Receive U.S. House Vote this Week
March 24, 2015
Jaime Herrera Beutler applauded an announcement that the U.S. House would vote this week on a two year reauthorization of Secure Rural Schools – a program critical to rural timber counties in Southwest Washington. The Secure Rural Schools program provides important funding for rural communities that have suffered from the loss of tax receipts due to the vast reduction in federal timber management, providing emergency response services and schools to local residents. Jaime successfully fought for... More
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