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  • Herrera Beutler, Newhouse, McMorris Rodgers Blast Levine Appointment to National Employment Post
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Dan Newhouse (R-WA), and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) sent a letter to President Biden expressing concern over the appointment of Suzi Levine to Interim Assistant Secretary of the Employment and Training Administration within the U.S. Department of Labor. Before the appointment, Suzi Levine served as head of the Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD). Under her leadership, ESD was defrauded of more than $600 million of taxpayer dollars, ... Read more

  • Jaime Herrera Beutler to Host Telephone Town Hall with Clark County Public Health Officer on February 8
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2021 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler will be hosting a live telephone town hall on Monday, February 8 @ 5:25pm Pacific Standard Time. This telephone town hall with feature Clark County Public Health Officer, Dr. Alan Melnick to provide an update on resources and information related to COVID-19. As usual, she will also answer questions and hear feedback from residents about whatever is on their mind. Any Southwest Washington resident can call in to join the live telephone town hall at any point du... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Address Child Care Affordability and Accessibility
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Child Care

    U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) and Josh Harder (CA-10) this week introduced the Child Care Workforce and Facilities Act to address the shortage of affordable child care facilities and professionals across the nation, especially in rural areas. This bipartisan legislation will create a $100 million grant program to address the growing crisis of child care accessibility and affordability by training and retaining highly qualified professionals and funding the building and expan... Read more

  • Jaime Herrera Beutler Seeks Investigation into Unfair Stock Market Manipulation
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2021 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) joined a bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives pressing for answers from the Security and Exchange Commission Chairwoman Allison Herren Lee into restrictions of GameStop (GME) trading activity that appeared to benefit large institutional investors at the expense of individual investors. “Americans deserve integrity in our financial markets, but it appears some brokerage platforms may have broken the law by putting their thumb on the scale to protect... Read more

  • Jaime Herrera Beutler Announces Congressional App Competition Winner: Ian MacDonald of Vancouver School of Arts and Academics
    Posted in Press Releases on January 28, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler today announced the winners of Southwest Washington’s Congressional App Challenge, voted on by a team of judges made up of STEM educators and technology professionals from the region. The competition’s first prize winner is Ian MacDonald of Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, with his app entitled “Time to Recolor.” “I’m consistently amazed by the ingenuity and creativity of our Southwest Washington students, and this year we had some amazing original app ... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler Joins Legislative Effort to Prevent Packing of U.S. Supreme Court
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2021 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today co-sponsored a bill to amend the U.S. Constitution that would cap the number of U.S. Supreme Court Justices at nine. “To preserve the impartiality of the Supreme Court, we must fend off dangerous calls to ‘pack the court’ which would severely deteriorate the credibility of the judicial branch,” Herrera Beutler said. “The Founding Fathers were wise to create a separate judicial branch of government to withstand partisan attacks from the legislativ... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler “Yes” on Impeachment
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2021 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today released the following statement regarding the Article of Impeachment slated to be voted on by the U.S. House of Representatives tomorrow: “The President of the United States incited a riot aiming to halt the peaceful transfer of power from one administration to the next. That riot led to five deaths. People everywhere watched in disbelief as the center of American democracy was assaulted. The violent mob bludgeoned to death a Capitol police offi... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler Requests Flexibility in Emergency Funding to Boost Learning of Disadvantaged Southwest Washington Students
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today requested Governor Inslee to make congressionally-approved funds immediately available to help vulnerable Southwest Washington students where in-person public education is inaccessible. In the letter to Governor Inslee, Herrera Beutler highlights the $745 million she recently secured for Community Service Block Grants to assist students during the COVID-related school closures and restrictions. Recent federal actions make the funds available to p... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler’s Legislation to Strengthen Grid Security and Increase Energy Efficiency Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on December 30, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Jobs and Our Economy, Energy

    This week, the president signed into law two bipartisan bills led by Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler to strengthen grid security and improve energy efficiency in Southwest Washington. The Better Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Act and Grid Modernization Research and Development Act were included in the funding package approved by the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. “These energy solutions I’m leading tackle two important needs: improving security of our energy grid from c... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler-Led Measure to Provide Hardship Waivers for Unemployed Workers Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on December 29, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Our Economy

    This week, the president signed into law COVID relief legislation that included a Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler led bipartisan measure to issue hardship waivers for congressionally-approved Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) overpayments by state unemployment agencies. With Herrera Beutler’s bill now law, states may waive PUA overpayments when the individual receiving the jobless benefits is not at fault and in which the collection of overpayments would create further financial harm. “... Read more