U.S. Congresswoman Herrera Beutler | E-Newsletter
District Update | March 4, 2018 Click here if you have trouble viewing this email
U.S. Congresswoman Herrera Beutler
Tax cuts help local business: expanding, increasing wages

I toured NW Motor Service’s new facility in Longview on February 20 and saw firsthand how they are investing and growing, in part due to the federal tax cuts Congress passed and I supported. Since the tax cuts became law in December, we are hearing from folks all over who are seeing benefits in the form of bigger paychecks, increased wages, and expanded business investment. Thank you to Spencer and team for showing me around and sharing some ways I can be helpful at the federal level. It’s great to see businesses doing well in Cowlitz County! 

Have you been impacted by the tax cuts? Maybe you've noticed a bump in your paycheck or are hiring more employees for your small business. I'd love to hear about it! You can send me an email or call my office at 360-695-6292. 

Beach erosion threatens homes on Puget Island, Cape Horn

Beach erosion is threatening dozens of homes on Puget Island and Cape Horn. Thank you to the local residents and Wahkiakum County commissioners who showed me around on February 20 and for inviting me into your home and expressing your concerns as property owners. I will continue to push for approval of the permits required to make dredge spoils available for the beaches in front of these homes. You can read more here about my visit and efforts to aid the community with this critical issue. 

Combatting youth substance abuse, mental health disorders

As the opioid crisis continue to impact Southwest Washington communities, I am thankful for the good work of Daybreak Youth Services in Clark County to help youth with substance use disorders and associated mental health conditions. Thank you to Sheri and team for showing me around their Brush Prairie inpatient treatment centers recently. I appreciated hearing from several young people who are on the road to recovery and discussing ways we can work together to help families struggling with the effects of substance abuse. 

 

TOP NEWS
WAHKIAKUM EAGLE: Congresswoman studies erosion concerns
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DAILY NEWS: Herrera Beutler assesses tax law's local impact
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THE REFLECTOR: Rep. Herrera Beutler joins other lawmakers in opposition to offshore oil drilling
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WAHKIAKUM EAGLE: Letter: Thanks given for vote against new federal debt
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COLUMBIAN: Herrera Beutler visits Daybreak Youth Services
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DAILY WORLD: Congressional budget includes $200 million in salmon disaster funds
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ASSISTING SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON RESIDENTS
Helping a family relocate:

Due to a major storm in December 2015, erosion from the Toutle River has taken out more than half the road that parallels Dean and Jan Johnson’s property and is threatening their home in Castle Rock. They had been working with Cowlitz County on getting funding to move them out of their home. Dean and Jan contacted my office to see if we could help and we were able to work with the County on getting their relocation scheduled using FEMA funding. The Johnsons will be moving into a new home this summer.

Are you facing a challenge with a federal agency?

My office is here to help! While we can't guarantee an outcome, we will try our best to help in any way we can. Please contact us at (360) 695-6292 or by visiting JHB.House.Gov.

DO YOU COMMUTE TO OREGON FOR WORK?

Thanks to the more than 500 individuals who participated in a real-time survey during my recent town hall regarding Oregon’s plan to toll the I-5 and I-205 bridges. My question was: “If you commute to Oregon for your job, would you be able to change the times you drive to and from work?” Oregon has called a toll an “incentive that helps people to change their trips to different times of day, to take different forms of transportation.”


Here’s what folks said:
1. Yes, my current job would allow me to change my work hours. – 13%, 65 votes
2. No, I don’t have a choice over the times I commute. – 80%, 405 votes
3. Not sure. – 7%, 34 votes
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O.O. Howard House (Officers' Row)
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