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District Update | October 10, 2015 Click here if you have trouble viewing this email
U.S. Congresswoman Herrera Beutler

Securing jobs for our coastal communities 

I am pleased to announce that on October 6, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed my bipartisan bill, the West Coast Dungeness Crab Management Act. This bill, which permanently extends a 19-year fishery management agreement, has been vital to Washington state’s Dungeness crab fishery and will ultimately save taxpayers over $1.15 million each year.

By permanently extending local control, this bill protects close to 61,000 jobs supported by the Washington state seafood industry, eliminates uncertainty for small businesses, and ensures sustainability of resources. 

Fishermen in Washington state have effectively and sustainably managed the west coast crab fishery for nearly two decades and I am committed to managing our resources for future generations. Click here to read more about my bill.

Help Me Honor Our Veterans in Southwest Washington

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 need your help! Please email stories, pictures and memories along with a short description of branch and title to share.vet.stories@gmail.com.

Together let’s thank our nation’s heroes for their service! Click here for more information.

Ensuring Justice for Victims of Iranian Terrorism

On October 1 a bipartisan majority in the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill with my full support that will require Iran to compensate Americans who have been victims of their sponsored terrorism. The Justice for Victims of Iranian Terrorism Act prohibits President Obama from relieving Iran of economic sanctions until it honors the settlements ordered by U.S. courts to pay $43 billion in damages to victims caused by terrorist acts it supported. While Iran has refused to pay the billions in damages it owes, they stand to gain more than $100 billion from the Iran nuclear deal struck by the Obama Administration.   

Iran shouldn’t receive one penny in sanction relief from the U.S. until it pays those families victimized by its actions. The U.S. must not tolerate terrorism and the families of terrorist victims should not witness Iran receive a $100 billion reward from the U.S. without receiving what they are owed. The next step for the Justice for Victims of Iranian Terrorism Act will be consideration in the U.S. Senate, and it is my hope that they approve this solution as quickly as possible. Click here for more information.

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VA mobile medical unit coming back to Pacific County October 13-16

The VA has announced that they will bring its mobile medical unit back to Pacific County from October 13 through October 16. Veterans can receive primary health care appointments and walk-ups, physical exams, flu shots and other immunizations, prescriptions labs and assistance in signing up for VA benefits.

What: 
The VA’s mobile medical unit coming to Raymond to provide primary health services to veterans.

When:
 
Tuesday, October 13 through Friday, October 16 2015
Oct. 13, 2015 – 9am -3:30pm
Oct. 14, 2015 – 8am-3:30pm
Oct. 15, 2015 – 8am-3:30pm
Oct. 16, 2015 – 8am-11:30am

Where:

The American Legion
221 Duryea St
Raymond, WA 98577

If you are a veteran who is already registered within the VA system, walk-up appointments will be available without appointment. If you wish, you can also set up an appointment by calling 1-800-329-8387 ext. 71234 and ask for the mobile medical unit in Raymond. If you are not in the VA system, you can get help with initial registration at the mobile medical unit.

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
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