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  • Herrera Beutler Introduces Legislation to Force Government to Follow Due Process before Accessing Americans’ Geolocation Data
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2021 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) has introduced the No Trace Act, legislation that would prevent government agencies from accessing an American’s geolocation information without first obtaining a warrant. The bill is co-led by U.S. Reps. Lou Correa (CA-46), Victoria Spartz (IN-05), and Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05). Recent reports (here, here, and here) have revealed federal agencies have been purchasing Americans’ geolocation data to pinpoint their mobile device locations, and doing so wi... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler Again Pushes Washington State to Relocate Centralia COVID Isolation Facility after Learning State Employee Commutes a Determining Factor
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2021 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today sent a letter to Governor Inslee repeating her request for the state to respond to the Centralia community’s increasing frustration over the COVID isolation facility placed there with virtually no public notice or comment. The state’s Department of Health recently stated that the commute times of state employees was a deciding factor in making this controversial decision. The full text of the letter follows, and a PDF is available here. Dear Gove... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler Introduces Bill to Increase Safety of Southwest Washington Schools
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at increasing safety of schools across Southwest Washington. The bill expands schools’ access to school resource officers and the use of silent panic alarms to immediately alert law enforcement to respond more quickly to school incidents. “School resource officers can be a vital way for law enforcement to support schools in prioritizing student safety, preventing tragic outcomes and responding to incidents ... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler Presses for Answers on State’s Decision to Place COVID-Isolation Facility in Centralia Commercial Area
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2021 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today sent a letter to Governor Jay Inslee questioning the decision to place a COVID-isolation facility and Department of Corrections holding center in Centralia without engaging with the local community. “I have met with a number of these local residents and business owners who were shocked to first learn in the local newspaper about the state’s decision to open this facility on a Wednesday, and then find out that it was up and running 48 hours later,... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler Introduces Legislation to Address Maternal Mortality Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Maternity Care

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today introduced two pieces of legislation designed to combat the maternal mortality crisis by expanding affordable, high quality maternal care. The Birth Access Benefiting Improved Essential Facility Services (BABIES) Act expands access to freestanding birth centers for Medicaid recipients, and the Midwives for Maximizing Optimal Maternity Services (MOMS) Act will address the growing maternity care provider shortage by establishing two new funding str... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler Introduces Bipartisan Helping MOMS Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Maternity Care

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) and Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02) today introduced the bipartisan Helping Medicaid Offer Maternity Services (MOMS) Act, to extend Medicaid coverage for postpartum care and combat the growing maternal mortality crisis. “With 70 percent of new moms encountering a health complication within the first year of giving birth, it’s critical that they have access to medical care during this vulnerable time. The Helping MOMS Act would accomplish that goal by... Read more

  • Jaime Herrera Beutler Reintroduces Bill to Encourage Affordable Housing
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Affordable Housing and Homelessness

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) last week reintroduced legislation to help increase affordable housing in Southwest Washington and across the country. “Southwest Washington has been facing a homelessness and housing crisis for years, and COVID has significantly magnified the need for housing solutions across our communities,” Herrera Beutler said. “Creating more suitable living options is a top priority, which is why I’m once again leading this bipartisan legislation that removes bar... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler Presses U.S. Army Corps to Keep St. Helen’s Section Chief Position to Service Southwest Washington
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Natural Resources and the Environment

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) requesting upon the impending retirement of USACE’s St. Helen’s Section Chief Bob Thomas, who services Southwest Washington, that the position be filled to continue meeting the needs of Southwest Washington residents. In the letter to U.S. Army District Commander Colonel Alexander Bullock, Herrera Beutler cites several specific examples of how local communities were being severely underser... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler Helps U.S. House Advance PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    This week, the U.S. House passed the bipartisan Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act, co-sponsored by Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03). “Our brave men and women who have served in uniform know all too well the difficulties of transitioning back to civilian life. And with an average of 20 veterans committing suicide every day, and post-traumatic stress impacting up to 30 percent of veterans who have served in conflict, it’s crucial we help veterans g... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Increase Health Care Access for Children
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) this week introduced the bipartisan Accelerating Kids’ Access to Care Act to help families access life-saving care for children with complex medical conditions. The legislation aims to facilitate access to care while retaining program safeguards and reducing regulatory burdens on providers. Joining Herrera Beutler in introducing the bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House is Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.). Companion legislation was also introduced in ... Read more