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Jaime Herrera Beutler to Host Telephone Town Hall June 1

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler will be hosting a live telephone town hall on Wednesday, June 1 @ 5:30PM Pacific Standard Time. All residents of Southwest Washington’s third congressional district are invited to join Jaime as she gives an update on her work in Congress for Southwest Washington. Residents will also be invited to ask questions or share whatever is on their mind. Southwest Washin...

Herrera Beutler Introduces the “Pathways to Policing Act” to Bolster Police Officer Recruitment

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) this week introduced bipartisan legislation to address police staffing shortages in Southwest Washington and across the country. The Pathways to Policing Act invests in programs to help state and local law enforcement agencies struggling to maintain adequate staffing levels. While the root cause of the nationwide officer shortage is multifaceted, bolster...

Jaime Herrera Beutler to Host 11th Annual Jobs Fair on June 1

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler today announced she will be hosting her 11th annual Southwest Washington Jobs Fair on Wednesday, June 1st. The Jobs Fair will be held at the Clark County Event Center in Ridgefield. Similar to Jaime’s previous jobs fairs, the event is free and open to all Southwest Washington residents and will include employers from a variety of industries. In the coming days, ...

Jaime Herrera Beutler Announces 2022 Congressional Art Competition Winner: Hannah Kim from Vancouver’s Medallion Art School

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler today announced the winner and finalists of Southwest Washington’s Congressional Art Competition, voted on by a panel of judges from across the region. The competition’s first prize winner is Hannah Kim, from Vancouver’s Medallion Art School, with artwork entitled 555 Days. Kim’s art piece will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year. The contest’...

Jaime Herrera Beutler Blasts I-5 Bridge Replacement Officials’ Decision to Drop Bus Rapid Transit and Insist on Light Rail into Clark County

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler today issued the following statement after I-5 bridge replacement officials advanced two final projects that exclude Bus Rapid Transit, and would extend Portland’s light rail system into Clark County: “I could not be more disappointed by today’s announcement that I-5 bridge replacement officials are advancing two final project options that do not include Bus Rap...

Herrera Beutler Invites President Biden to Meet with Drug Task Force to Understand Impacts of Border Crisis on Addiction, Overdoses in Southwest Washington

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler wrote a letter to President Joe Biden suggesting he meet with a narcotics-focused law enforcement team in Southwest Washington to gain a deeper understanding of how Americans have been impacted by policies at the border. The full text of the letter follows, and a PDF is available here. Dear President Biden, Through media reports, I have learned that you will be ...

Herrera Beutler to I-5 Replacement Administrator: Southwest Washington Has Repeatedly Rejected Light Rail, Look to Other Transit Options

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler today sent a letter to Interstate Bridge Replacement Program Administrator Greg Johnson reiterating Southwest Washington’s repeated rejection of light rail and proposing transit alternatives for the I-5 bridge replacement project. Herrera Beutler’s letter follows reports of transportation officials moving toward light rail as the preferred transit option in the ...

Congressional Committee Approves Herrera Beutler’s Bill to Expand Economic Opportunities in Skamania County

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Today, the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee unanimously advanced Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler’s Wind River Administrative Site Conveyance Act, which would expand economic opportunities and help Skamania County solidify revenue to fund local services like roads, schools, police, and fire protection. Herrera Beutler’s bill would transfer ownership of approximately 23 acres of the former...

U.S. House Approves Herrera Beutler Backed Bipartisan Bill to Help Seal Underground Drug Tunnels at Southern Border

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Click here to view Jaime's remarks on the U.S. House Floor. The U.S. House of Representatives today approved a bipartisan bill backed by Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler to help U.S. authorities shut down illegal underground tunnels used by cartels to smuggle drugs and conduct human trafficking underneath the southern border. The DHS Illicit Cross-Border Tunnel Defense Act authorizes Customs a...

Jaime Herrera Beutler Returns Over $2 Million To Southwest Washington Residents in 2022 (So Far)

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler announced today that she has returned $2,264,502.68 to Southwest Washington residents from the federal government through casework services from January 2022 through the end of March. Jaime and her office have worked on behalf of 419 Southwest Washington residents so far this year. The $2 million returned to residents consists of money they’ve earned; benefits o...