Jaime Herrera Beutler Joins Labor, Health, and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee
Jaime also retains positions on Energy and Water, Financial Services and General Government subcommittees
Today Jaime Herrera Beutler announced she has been appointed to a new Appropriations subcommittee – Labor, Health, and Human Services.
Today Jaime Herrera Beutler announced she has been appointed to a new Appropriations subcommittee – Labor, Health, and Human Services. This new assignment will allow Jaime to focus resources toward Southwest Washington priorities such as combating opioid abuse, advancing cures for conditions like heart disease and diabetes, and strengthening workforce training. She will retain her position on the Energy and Water, and Financial Services and General Government subcommittees.
The Labor, Health, and Human Services subcommittee has direct jurisdiction over the Department of Labor, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education, and other related agencies.
“I’m excited about this new assignment and being able to help wisely direct resources toward the treatment and prevention of diseases, training our workforce and curbing the opioid crisis,” said Jaime. “Although I will no longer be a member of the Commerce, Justice and Science Subcommittee, I’ll retain my close ties there and will remain highly active when it comes to salmon restoration, human trafficking, drug courts and other issues of great importance to the residents of Southwest Washington.”
Under the jurisdiction of the Energy and Water Subcommittee are the Department of Energy, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Bonneville Power Administration, the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board, and others. Since joining this subcommittee, Jaime has played a strong role in securing adequate resources for Hanford cleanup.
Under the Financial Services and General Government subcommittee are the Department of Treasury, the IRS, the FDIC’s Office of the Inspector General, the Small Business Administration, the National Credit Union Administration, and others.