U.S. Congresswoman Herrera Beutler | E-Newsletter
District Update | July 27, 2019 Click here if you have trouble viewing this email
U.S. Congresswoman Herrera Beutler
Midwives make a difference
Congresswoman Roybal-Allard and I introduced a new bipartisan bill to establish funding for midwifery education.

As co-founders of the Maternity Care Caucus, Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard and I introduced a bipartisan bill to address the growing maternity care provider shortage by establishing two new funding streams for midwifery education. America’s maternity care is at a crisis level with high rates of maternal and infant mortality, preterm births, and a staggering lack of prenatal care for moms.

We must prioritize quality care for moms and babies in this country no matter where they live or their economic status. Midwives play a critical role in giving many moms access to high-quality maternity care. As parents and leaders in Congress, let’s rally around this legislative solution to increase the number of qualified midwives and improve health outcomes for moms and babies. Read more here. 
U.S. House votes to crack down on scam robocalls
VIDEO: Discussing the need for Congress to crack down on scam robocalls.

This week I voted to control the onslaught of dangerous scam calls. After hearing countless complaints from Southwest Washington residents who are being inundated by unlawful robocalls, I’m pleased Congress is working together to stop these scam calls and protect folks across the nation. They’re more than just a nuisance – these calls frequently try to scam health care consumers, seniors and others. From fraudulent Social Security threats, ‘free’ cruise gimmicks, and other scam calls – it’s time we put a stop to these illegal robocalls, placed consumers back in charge – and punished the fraudsters. Read more here. 
Newborn screenings save lives
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard and I testified at a hearing this week about our priorities for improving health care for moms and babies.

I'm excited to report the House passed my bipartisan Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization ActThis bill will help to eliminate preventable newborn deaths and severe disabilities through increased use of comprehensive and standardized newborn screening tests.

Early identification of health conditions in newborns can save their lives. As a mom with a new baby, and on behalf of all the other moms and moms-to-be in Southwest Washington, I’m so pleased we advanced this bipartisan solution to allow babies to receive life-saving screenings.
TOP NEWS
CHRONICLE: Herrera Beutler’s Bill to Make Mortgages Affordable for Active Duty Purple Heart Recipients Becomes Law
READ MORE HERE

INSIDE HIGHER ED: House Lawmakers Introduce Short-Term Pell Bill
READ MORE HERE

COLUMBIAN: Herrera Beutler feted for ACE Kids Act
READ MORE HERE

COLUMBIAN: 
Herrera Beutler’s bill signed into law
READ MORE HERE

DAILY NEWS: Herrera Beutler's bill for Purple Heart home loan waivers signed into law
READ MORE HERE

OPB: Federal Report Finds Students Nationwide Restrained, Isolated Without Tracking
READ MORE HERE

ASSISTING SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON RESIDENTS
Ms. Carol Bowen of Pe Ell is the surviving spouse of a Navy veteran. After her husband’s death, Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS) sent Ms. Bowen a letter stating that she owed the remainder of her husband’s Survivor Benefit Program premium. Ms. Bowen sent in a check for $6,000, but DFAS stated she still owed more money and refused to pay her any benefits.

Ms. Bowen reached out to our office for assistance and we contacted DFAS on her behalf. The agency explained it needed her marriage paperwork and once the proper documents were sent in, DFAS issued Ms. Bowen $8,500 in compensation.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Telephone town hall
WHEN: Monday, July 29 @ 5:30pm
CALL: 1-877-229-8493
PASSCODE: 116365


Guide to Grants Seminar

This free event will bring together a variety of experts and successful grantees to provide best practices and strategies on how to produce more competitive proposals and applications for federal grants.

WHEN:
Thursday, August 8 from 9:00am – 12:00pm

WHERE:
Washington State University Vancouver (Dengerink Administration Building)
14204 NE Salmon Creek Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98686.

RSVP here

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Rachel Katz at rachel.katz@mail.house.gov.

Washington, DC Office
2352 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3536
Fax: (202) 225-3478
Vancouver Office
O.O. Howard House (Officers' Row)
750 Anderson Street, Suite B
Vancouver, WA 98661
Phone: (360) 695-6292
Fax: (360) 695-6197
UPDATE SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS | PRIVACY POLICY | CONTACT US