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  • Jaime Herrera Beutler Helps Shape First Year-long Federal Spending Bill Since 2011
    Posted in Press Releases on January 15, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Our Economy, Natural Resources and the Environment, Transportation, Veterans, Budget, Economy, Fisheries, Jobs, Veterans

    For the first time in more than two years, Congress is expected to pass a year-long spending plan written by U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Committees. While the proposal reduces overall discretionary spending for the fourth consecutive year – something no Congress has done since the Korean War – it addresses several Southwest Washington priorities: funding for small port and channel maintenance, protection for recreational and economic opportunities within U.S. forestland, resources to su... Read more

  • Help Me Honor Veterans This November
    Posted in Press Releases on October 29, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    With Veterans Day just around the corner, I’d like to share the stories of some of Southwest Washington’s veteran heroes. I’m asking for your help to do it. Did you serve in the military, or do you know a Southwest Washington resident who did? I invite folks to send me photos and stories from their military service. I will be highlighting as many veteran heroes as I can on my Facebook page and at throughout the month of November. As a Member of Congress, it’s my duty to honor o... Read more

  • U.S. House of Representatives Takes Action to Address Sexual Assault in the Military
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Today, Jaime Herrera Beutler voted with her colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives to unanimously pass legislation that protects service members who blow the whistle on military sexual assault. Jaime is a cosponsor of the bill, H.R. 1864, that adds rape, sexual assault, and other sexual misconduct to the protected communications of service members with a Member of Congress or an Inspector General. The whistleblower protection ensures a victim’s right to report these crimes to authoritie... Read more

  • Goldendale Sentinel Guest Column: Veterans' Medical Needs Require Closer Attention
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on June 19, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Veterans

    For more than 200 years, millions of men and women have become American heroes by bravely serving our nation in the armed forces. Yet the service of these individuals is formally marked only twice a year—Veterans Day and Memorial Day. As your representative in Congress, I continue fighting to ensure that the memories of those who died in service, as well as the veterans who made it home, receive the respect they deserve and the support they were promised during the rest of the year. Whether it i... Read more

  • Jaime Herrera Beutler Demands Better Care for Rural Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Earlier this week, the House Appropriations Committee advanced a Herrera Beutler-authored provision to investigate why some mobile medical units that provide primary health care to rural veterans are sitting largely unused. Jaime’s provision seeks a full review and report within 90 days from the Office of the Inspector General on why these mobile units are falling short of their intended use. Jaime’s provision was included in the Committee Report of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs... Read more