Press Releases
Defending the Pacific Northwest from Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species: Northwest Members of Congress Seek Protection of Columbia River Ecosystem, Hydropower Infrastructure
June 21, 2017
Today, Members of Congress from Oregon, Washington, and Idaho sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke requesting assistance to combat the spread of an invasive species of mussels that threatens the Columbia River system, fisheries, and hydropower infrastructure. In a bipartisan effort, U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Mike Simpson (R-ID), Kurt Schrader (D-OR), Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Rick Larsen (D-WA), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Suzanne Bon... More
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Jaime Herrera Beutler to Host Telephone Town Hall on June 27th
June 21, 2017
Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler will be hosting a live telephone town hall on June 27 at 5:15pm Pacific Standard Time. All residents of Southwest Washington’s third congressional district are invited to join Jaime for a conversation about health care, taxes, the economy, and whatever else is on their mind. Southwest Washington residents can sign up to receive a call to join the telephone town hall by visiting this link and entering their contact information. They can also contact Jaime’s Van... More
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Jaime Herrera Beutler Secures Support for Female Veterans in Appropriations Bill
June 15, 2017
Today, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee unanimously approved Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s legislative provisions that address the growing demand for female veterans to receive maternity care and mental health support from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Jaime also joined the committee in approving increased funding for the VA. Jaime’s provisions to improve maternity and mental health care for female veterans were included in the Veterans Affairs funding bill for 2018 that today w... More
Opinion Pieces
Goldendale Sentinel: Working to Bring Health Insurance Back to Klickitat County
June 14, 2017
Dwindling health insurance options in the individual market have been a troubling trend under Obamacare in rural communities like Klickitat County. Last week, Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler announced that not a single insurance provider had filed to sell individual plans in Klickitat or Grays Harbor Counties in 2018. It’s my sincere hope that relief can be found for affected residents – and I’m actively seeking solutions. Unfortunately, this development does not come as a ... More
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Jaime Herrera Beutler Works to Bring Health Insurance Coverage Back to Klickitat County
June 13, 2017
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler announced her support today for legislation that would provide immediate relief to those Klickitat County residents who will lose health insurance coverage in 2018. Jaime’s action comes after the recent announcement from Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler that no health insurers have filed to sell individual plans in Klickitat or Grays Harbor Counties in 2018. Jaime signed onto H.R. 1933, the Health Care Options Act of 2017, which would: Allow f... More
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