U.S. Congresswoman Herrera Beutler | E-Newsletter
District Update | October 25, 2018 Click here if you have trouble viewing this email
U.S. Congresswoman Herrera Beutler
Going to bat for steelworkers in Cowlitz County
When I was made aware of the tariff issue facing Steelscape in Kalama, I stepped in to help protect the 300-plus jobs there and the supply chain that impacts so many other jobs in our region. Fortunately, I was successful in getting the administration to remove our trusted trade and security ally Australia from the list of target tariffs. I want manufacturing jobs staying right here in Southwest Washington, and I'll work to make sure they do.

It was so fun to join Steelscape’s Family Day celebration last month to meet employees and their families and tour the new Innovation Center.
I also had the privilege to celebrate Bridger Steel’s grand opening at the Port of Kalama recently. It’s refreshing to see growth and good-paying, new jobs come to Southwest Washington. And to Amalak Women’s Service Organization – thank you for the delicious desserts!
Supporting charities doing the most good in our communities
It was an honor to attend the Salvation Army’s ground breaking ceremony earlier this month in Vancouver. The Salvation Army and other charitable organizations are often the first ones to step up and extend a helping hand to the most vulnerable members of our community. 
 
I’m pleased when I'm able to offer support at the federal level to bolster organizations that are doing the most good in our local communities.

TOP NEWS
COLUMBIAN: Great Western Malting to receive Excellence Award for Green Manufacturing
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REFLECTOR: Herrera Beutler named “Legislator of the Year”
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YAKIMA HERALD: One small change could prevent deadly birth defects, so why isn't everyone doing it?
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WSJ: U.S. Is World’s Most Competitive Economy for First Time in a Decade
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COLUMBIAN: Salvation Army breaks ground on Vancouver expansion
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AP: West Coast quake alert system all set up
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DAILY NEWS: Marble Mountain Sno-Park shelter to reopen seven years after fire
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WSJ: New ‘Opportunity Zone’ Tax-Break Rules Offer Flexibility to Developers
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PR NEWSWIRE: ACMG Applauds Increase in Funding for Newborn Screening and Medical Genetics Workforce Study in FY 2019 LHHS Appropriations
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PROSPECTIVE MILITARY SERVICE ACADEMY STUDENTS:
Each year, I have the privilege of nominating a limited number of students to our military service academies. If you'd like to apply for a nomination, visit my website for more information and to apply.

The deadline to turn in applications is October 31. 

ASSISTING SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON RESIDENTS
HELPING A VETERAN SCHEDULE A NEEDED SURGERY

Mr. Jack Cartwright of Onalaska reach out to our office for help because he had been waiting for the Veterans Choice Program (VCP) to authorize a surgery he was told he needed. Our office reached out to the Puget Sound VA asking why he was waiting for so long for authorization to schedule the surgery. We found out the issue was that his VCP consult had expired because too much time had passed since his previous surgery to address a blood clot. We had the VA call him and set up a new consult. Now Mr. Cartwright is out and about following a successful surgery.

Are you having trouble with a federal agency?

If you or someone you know needs assistance with a federal agency, please contact my Vancouver office at 360-695-6292, or through my website jhb.house.gov. While we can't guarantee an outcome, we will try our best to assist in any way we can.

PROUD TO EARN "GUARDIAN OF SMALL BUSINESS" AWARD FOR SUPPORTING SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON SMALL BUSINESSES

From craft breweries to tech startups, Southwest Washington boasts some of the most innovative and unique small businesses anywhere. I’m proud to receive the “Guardian of Small Business” award for my work to support the little guys. 

Whether it’s supporting the recent 20% tax savings for small businesses, cutting unnecessary regulations that mire employers from growing their operations, or helping preserve quality health care plans, it's my honor to stand up for small businesses and the contribution they make to Southwest Washington communities. 
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