U.S. Congresswoman Herrera Beutler | E-Newsletter
District Update | January 29, 2018 Click here if you have trouble viewing this email
U.S. Congresswoman Herrera Beutler
Cheering on Chehalis' new     
high school STEM wing 

It was a privilege to tour Chehalis’ W.F. West High School’s new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) wing on Wednesday and see high schoolers being prepared to succeed in the 21st century economy. The leaders of tomorrow are right here in Chehalis, and the Chehalis School District is getting ready to help them reach their full potential. Many community members, partners and school administrators shared the vision and resources to make this a reality. Today was the grand opening celebration of the new STEM wing. 

Ashlynn explained the molecular biology research she’s working on and Andersen showed me the power of the scanning electron microscope.

Governor Inslee endorses bipartisan bill to protect endangered salmon

I was very pleased to see Governor Inslee endorse my bipartisan, common-sense bill to protect endangered salmon last week. The Idaho and Oregon governors joined Governor Inslee in sending the Northwest House Members a letter urging their support of my bill. I'm now hopeful the U.S. Senators from Oregon and Washington will also join in support so we can see this bill successfully move through Congress. We must act to protect our native Columbia River salmon and steelhead. You can read the letter from Governor Inslee here.

Taking action to oppose offshore drilling off Washington's coastline

Energy independence is a worthy goal, but the plan to get there should not include drilling off Washington's coast. I don't support offshore oil and gas exploration in states that don't want it, and Washington's citizens have never indicated any desire to have oil and gas activity off their coast. Earlier this month, I joined Rep. Reichert in sending a letter to the Administration opposing offshore drilling efforts off Washington’s shores. You can read more about our efforts here, including the letter we sent to the Interior Department.

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COLUMBIAN: Letter: Federal lands are still safe
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CHRONICLE: Congresswoman impressed after tour of new STEM wing at W.F. West High School
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DAILY NEWS: Herrera Beutler opposes offshore drilling plan
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COLUMBIAN: In Our View: Inslee may be key on bridge
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DAILY NEWS: Scientific committee recommends framework for decisions about Spirit Lake
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COLUMBIAN: Inslee beats drum for Herrera Beutler bill
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DAILY NEWS: Herrera Beutler telephone town hall focuses on shutdown, immigration
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WORKING TO FIND A LONG-TERM SOLUTION FOR SPIRIT LAKE 
Human safety and prevention against catastrophic property and environmental damage are vital as we consider the future of Spirit Lake and the threat posed by deteriorating infrastructure and potentially devastating earthquakes at Mount St. Helens. It was an honor to attend the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s (NASEM) briefing Thursday on their report of the Spirit Lake Tunnel and finding a community-supported solution. I stand ready to help the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with this effort.
It was a privilege to speak at the NASEM briefing in Kelso last week and hear the committee's recommendations for finding a long-term solution for the future of Spirit Lake.
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