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Bipartisan Bill to Prevent Maternal Deaths Passes U.S. House
December 11, 2018
U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) and Diana DeGette’s (D-CO) bipartisan bill to prevent maternal deaths passed the U.S. House by unanimous voice vote today. H.R.1318, the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act, would establish and support state Maternal Mortality Review Committees to review every pregnancy-related or pregnancy-associated death, and based on those findings, develop recommendations for how to prevent future mothers’ deaths. “Today marks an important day in addressing our c... More
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President Signs Jaime’s Tribal Equality Bill into Law
December 11, 2018
President Donald Trump signed U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler’s bipartisan bill repealing a prohibition of distilleries on tribal land into law today. Senator Maria Cantwell led the bill’s passage in the U.S. Senate last month and Jaime secured passage of her bill in the U.S. House in September. “Today, I join the Chehalis Tribe and all others across the country as we celebrate the repeal of a law that strives to bring more equality and sovereignty to Indian tribes,” Jaime said. “This ... More
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Jaime’s ACE Kids Act to Improve Health Care for Low-Income, Medically-Complex Kids Passes U.S. House
December 11, 2018
U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler’s bipartisan initiative to improve care for children with complex medical conditions on Medicaid passed the U.S. House today. Jaime’s initiative, the Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act (ACE Kids Act), was included in a broad Medicaid improvement package called the IMPROVE Act. Jaime’s been a longtime champion, and one of the original cosponsors, of the ACE Kids Act. This legislation ensures kids with complex medical conditions of families who rely o... More
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Bipartisan Bill to Save Salmon On the Columbia River Headed to the President’s Desk
December 11, 2018
The bipartisan Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act, led by Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) in the House, passed out of Congress today and is headed to the President’s desk to become law. The legislation gives tribal members and government fish managers the authority to remove sea lions from specific areas of the Columbia River system and its tributaries where they are posing the most harm to endangered salmon, steelhead and other native fish runs.... More
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Two of Jaime’s Health Care Initiatives Scheduled for a House Vote This Week
December 10, 2018
U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler announced today that two of her initiatives to improve health care for women and children are scheduled for a vote in the U.S. House tomorrow, Tuesday. Jaime’s bipartisan bill, H.R. 1318 the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act, currently has 185 cosponsors. Her legislation seeks to prevent moms from dying by establishing or supporting Maternal Mortality Review Committees to examine pregnancy-related and pregnancy-associated deaths and identify ways to reduce ... More
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