U.S. Congresswoman Herrera Beutler | E-Newsletter
District Update |October 24, 2015 Click here if you have trouble viewing this email
U.S. Congresswoman Herrera Beutler
There's still time! Help me share local veteran stories

There’s still time! Did you serve in the military, or do you know a Southwest Washington resident who did? Throughout the month of November I will be honoring our veteran heroes from Southwest Washington, and I need your help! Please email stories, pictures and memories along with a short description of branch and title to share.vet.stories@gmail.com.

Please attend my next community coffee!

Providing Southwest Washington residents with the opportunity to speak face-to-face with their member of Congress is a responsibility of my job. I try to reach as many people as I can by holding regular public coffees in communities throughout our region – I’ve held 64 since taking office. To learn more about how and why I host these events, please read this article.

These coffees are open to any resident of Southwest Washington. The information is posted on my website and I alert local media days in advance. I also send out phone alerts to homes in the zip code where the coffee is located. You can also sign up on my website to be sure you receive this alert – just click here.

I hope to see you at my next coffee!  Here are a few pictures from my recent coffees in Vancouver, White Salmon, Chehalis, Ridgefield and Longview.

Fixing misleading seafood labeling

Americans want to know where their food is coming from. This week, I introduced a bill to give Southwest Washington consumers more accurate information about the food they buy by closing an FDA loophole that allows Russian pollock from Chinese processors to flood our markets under the label "Alaska Pollock."

The Alaska pollock fishery is the nation's largest food fishery in the United States, producing 1.3 million tons annually and accounting for 11 percent of American fresh and frozen fish intake. It’s carefully managed for sustainability, safety and environmental impact.

If a mom in Vancouver wants to purchase fish caught sustainably and packaged truthfully, she should have that choice. With this legislative fix, we’re also ensuring that pollock fishing and processing businesses located in Southwest Washington and throughout the U.S. don’t have to compete with deceptively labeled products from far less sustainable fisheries. Read more about this bipartisan legislation here.

COLUMBIAN: Sea lions now a year-round issue in Columbia

Honor World War II Veterans While You Can

Canadian PM Like One of Us
Washington, DC Office
1130 Longworth 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