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Jaime Herrera Beutler’s Statement on President’s National Emergency Declaration
February 15, 2019
Today, U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler released the following statement in response to the president’s intent to declare a national emergency to fund border security. “I have voted repeatedly and consistently for increased security on our borders, but I do not support the president using a national emergency declaration to redirect funds toward the border that were already appropriated for other purposes by Congress. If President Obama had ever hinted at using emergency powers in this ... More
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Herrera Beutler, Nadler, Gillibrand, Cotton Introduce Bipartisan Living Donor Protection Act to Protect Organ Donors
February 14, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) and Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), joined by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), introduced the Living Donor Protection Act of 2019 to protect the rights of living organ donors. Organ donation saves thousands of lives every year, but roadblocks remain that too often stop individuals from becoming living donors. Last year, after pressure from Rep. Herrera Beutler, the Department of Labor (DOL) is... More
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Jaime Herrera Beutler Receives Key Health Care Subcommittee Assignment
January 30, 2019
U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler will continue to serve on the House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee (LHHS), she announced today. This key subcommittee has jurisdiction over the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Education, and the Department of Labor, among other federal agencies. Jaime served on LHHS last Congress where she was able to advance multiple initiatives to improve health care for Southwest Was... More
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Jaime Herrera Beutler Reintroduces Legislation to Reinstate Federal Oil Train Safety Standard
January 29, 2019
U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler reintroduced legislation today to reinstate stronger U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) safety regulations for oil trains. Jaime’s bill, the Oil and Flammable Material Rail Transportation Safety Act, would reinstate USDOT’s 2015 safety requirement, which it had revoked last year. The 2015 regulation mandated trains carrying oil or other flammable liquids at speeds greater than 30 miles per hour update their current air-controlled brakes with elect... More
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Jaime Herrera Beutler on the President’s Immigration Proposal
January 19, 2019
Today U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler released the following statement on President Trump’s proposal for border security funding, providing legal certainty to DACA and TPS recipients and reopening the government. “Two weeks ago after it became clear that President Trump and Congressional Democrats were no closer to resolution, I called on both parties to take a step out of their ideological corners and make concessions to the other side – commonsense concessions both sides had formerly... More
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