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  • Herrera Beutler, Porter Reintroduce Organ Transplant Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) and Katie Porter (CA-45) today reintroduced the Charlotte Woodward Organ Transplant Discrimination Prevention Act, which will prohibit using an individual’s mental or physical disability as the sole basis of determining their eligibility for an organ transplant. The bill, named after Charlotte Woodward, an advocate fighting against discrimination who has Down syndrome and received a heart transplant in 2012, clarifies that doctors, hospitals, tr... Read more

  • Southwest Washington Congressional Delegation Urge Federal Funding of Cowlitz River Sediment Management
    Posted in Press Releases on February 18, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Natural Resources and the Environment

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler and U.S. Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell today urged the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the United States Department of the Army to include funding in the fiscal year 2022 budget for sediment monitoring activities for the Mount St. Helens Sediment Control account. Yearly sediment monitoring work is necessary to ensure Cowlitz County communities are protected from severe flooding events resulting from the buildup of volcanic sediment from th... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler Again Confirms Conversation with McCarthy Regarding January 6 U.S. Capitol Attack
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2021 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today released the following statement confirming again a conversation with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy regarding the January 6 U.S. Capitol attack: “In my January 12 statement in support of the article of impeachment, I referenced a conversation House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy relayed to me that he’d had with President Trump while the January 6 attack was ongoing. Here are the details: “When McCarthy finally reached the president on Janu... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler, Murray, Cantwell Press to Restore Funds for Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Community Center
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Our Economy, Natural Resources and the Environment

    Today, Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler and U.S. Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell sent a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) pressing the agency to include funding in the fiscal year 2022 budget for the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Community and Nature Center. The USFWS fiscal year 2020 budget included funding for the Refuge construction project – yet the following year, this funding was removed from its five-year plan, making the project’s future suddenly unce... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler Calls for Immediate Vote on Bipartisan Vaccine Distribution Package
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2021 | Preview rr

    On Friday, Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) and the 56 members of the House Problem Solvers Caucus called for an immediate vote on the $160 billion “Defeating COVID-19” vaccine distribution package, as the broader bipartisan talks and reconciliation process continues. The plan was formally endorsed by the Caucus. “Safely getting our economy back on its feet and people back to work needs to be our focus, and that means prioritizing the delivery of vaccines to our communities. That’s ex... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler Reintroduces Bill to Make Childcare More Affordable
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Child Care

    U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) and Katie Porter (CA-45) this week reintroduced the Family Savings for Kids and Seniors Act, which more than doubles what families can set aside pre-tax in Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) to pay for preschool, summer day camp, before or after school programs, and child or adult daycare. “As working families continue to weather the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s clear they will need every available tool at their disposal to help care fo... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler, McMorris Rodgers, Newhouse, Fulcher Reaffirm Support for Hydropower Resource
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Our Economy, Energy

    U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Dan Newhouse (WA-04), and Russ Fulcher (ID-01) today reaffirmed their support for hydropower and emphasized the importance of protecting existing hydropower resources in the Pacific Northwest. In a resolution, the Representatives expressed that it is the sense of Congress that hydropower is an essential source of Energy in the United States, which should not only be protected, but also increased substantially. “T... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler, U.S. House Colleagues Call on President Biden to Reject Partisan Efforts and Advance Bipartisan COVID Relief
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2021 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) this week urged the Biden Administration to work with lawmakers from both parties to negotiate and advance the next round of COVID-19 relief. This effort comes after the House of Representatives moved yesterday to initiate a process to pass stimulus legislation on a strictly partisan basis. Herrera Beutler was joined by U.S. Reps. John Katko (NY-24), Fred Upton (MI-6), Rodney Davis (IL-13), Michael McCaul (TX-10), Troy Balderson (OH-12), Jeff Van Drew (NJ-... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler Presses Washington ESD to Correct Errors that Could Further Harm Fraud Victims
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2021 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today formally requested the Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD) immediately take action to fix incorrect tax information of Washington residents being generated by ESD and delivered to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) who had their identities stolen and fraudulent unemployment claims made in their name. “Because errors have not been fully addressed by ESD, residents may now see their federal stimulus payments garnished, their tax r... Read more

  • Jaime Herrera Beutler Statement on Vote to Remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from Committee Assignments
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2021 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today released the following statement outlining her position on the upcoming vote to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments: “Marjorie Taylor Greene has espoused and amplified views that are not just objectionable, but insane. I’m sorry, but an airplane really did hit the Pentagon on 9/11. There is no cabal of celebrities and Democratic politicians running a satanic pedophile ring out of a pizza parlor. School shootings are ... Read more