U.S. Congresswoman Herrera Beutler | E-Newsletter
District Update | September 16, 2018 Click here if you have trouble viewing this email
U.S. Congresswoman Herrera Beutler
Working for more low-income housing support for homeless individuals in Clark County
It was an honor to attend the opening celebration of Meriwether Place in Vancouver last month, where folks who have struggled with homelessness or mental-health challenges will now reside.

I am proud to have championed a 12.5% funding increase for Low-Income Housing Tax Credits to benefit places in Southwest Washington like Meriwether, one of two housing locations that just opened in Clark County for low-income residents.


It was great to meet and chat with some of the new residents of Meriwether Place.
Visiting local employer to see new expansion, jobs in Vancouver
I went on a great tour of Vancouver Toyota recently to meet some of the company’s employees and chat about the auto industry, our economy, and some of the issues that matter to businesses like theirs. It was also exciting to see their expansion underway to add new technician and administrative jobs.
Calling all student app-builders: Congressional App Challenge deadline is October 15 

Southwest Washington high school students are invited to participate in the annual Congressional App Challenge, an original app competition. To register and read the competition rules, visit www.congressionalappchallenge.us

 
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DAILY NEWS: Rep. Herrera Beutler secures job protection for donors
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CHRONICLE: Herrera Beutler Hails Decision to Cover Organ Donation as Medical Leave
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WASHINGTON EXAMINER: Rep. Joe Barton: Help our country's sickest kids with this bipartisan bill
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COLUMBIAN: Officials applaud land trust’s work
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FIGHTING FOR DRUG-FREE, SAFE COMMUNITIES FOR OUR YOUTH
We’ve all experienced the impacts of substance abuse and addiction on our family and friends. Young people are particularly vulnerable to substance and alcohol abuse.

Please read here about an action I took to help the Drug-Free Communities Support Program receive critical resources to prevent youth substance abuse.

ASSISTING SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON RESIDENTS
Mrs. Adorada Zarandin of Vancouver reached out to our office regarding her son’s I-131 form (travel document). Mr. Zarandin originally applied for the travel document to travel from the Philippines to the U.S. to take care of his mother due to her poor health. He passed his medical exam, but while waiting for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to process his paperwork, the exam expired. USCIS requested that Mr. Zarandin restart the entire process.

Our office reached out to USCIS and successfully requested an extension for the medical exam. Mrs. Zarandin contacted our office letting us know that her son’s paperwork has been approved and that he would be in the U.S. within the week.

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.
Washington, DC Office
1107 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
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