U.S. Congresswoman Herrera Beutler | E-Newsletter
District Update | September 15, 2019 Click here if you have trouble viewing this email
U.S. Congresswoman Herrera Beutler
My top priority: Serving Southwest Washington residents
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Securing funds to combat maternal mortality

Our country's maternal death rate has reached a crisis level, which is why it's welcome news that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded funding to allow my Preventing Maternal Deaths Act to take effect in our communities. Washington alone received $375,000 to help its efforts to combat maternal mortality. It's my mission to help make pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum safer for all women in Southwest Washington and across the country. 
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Helping folks learn to
compete for federal grants

It was so great to see Southwest Washington residents come from all over the region to learn how to write more competitive grants last month. I'm grateful to all the agency representatives and organizations who made this year's Guide to Grants Seminar such a success. I enjoyed meeting a lot of new folks and catching up with old friends!

TOP NEWS
DAILY CHRONICLE: Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler, Tim Ryan introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Chronic School Absenteeism
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THE COLUMBIAN: Bill seeks to curtail chronic school absences
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THE COLUMBIAN: FEMA gives Vancouver Fire Department nearly $1 million
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FIRE CHIEF: Wash. fire department awarded almost $1M in FEMA grants
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CHINOOK OBSERVER: NOAA Fisheries makes plan for sea lion control
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ASSISTING
SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON RESIDENTS
Mr. John Dirollo of Vancouver was on the waiting list to be assigned a primary care provider (PCP) at the Vancouver VA so he would not have to drive to Oregon to see a VA doctor. After four years of waiting, there was still no word from the VA.

Once Mr. Dirollo reached out to our office to help, we sent an inquiry to the Portland VA to see if we could have him assigned to the Vancouver VA. The VA responded two week later, stating it had successfully switched his PCP to Vancouver.
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Mr. Roger Peters of Longview contacted me after he was issued late filing fees for both of his companies by the IRS. The cost of each fee would have put the companies into financial hardship. Mr. Peters was having a difficult time receiving a timely response from the IRS regarding his efforts to obtain a waiver. 

We reached out to the IRS on Mr. Peters’ behalf and were able to find that the waiver had been accepted and a refund was issued to Mr. Peters.

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.

Service Academy Nominations
Every year, I have the honor of nominating a few outstanding individuals to our nation's military service academies. I'm pleased to announce we are now accepting applications, and all interested students are encouraged to apply.

For this year's Service Academy nominations, the deadline to submit an application is October 25, 2019.

For more information and to submit an application, visit my website here
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
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