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  • Herrera Beutler Introduces Bicameral Legislation to Address Nationwide Housing Shortage
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Affordable Housing and Homelessness

    U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE), and Joyce Beatty (D-OH) introduced the Housing Supply and Affordability Act to create a new grant program that would provide funding to help localities develop and implement comprehensive housing policy plans. This program will provide technical assistance to help states, localities, and regional coalitions increase housing supply, improve housing affordability, and reduce barriers to new housing development while av... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler Reintroduces Bipartisan Bill to Help Student Loan Borrowers
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) reintroduced the Student Loan Disclosure Transparency Act last week, co-led by U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger (VA-07). The bill was cosponsored by Representatives Matt Gaetz (FL-01), Bill Johnson (OH-06), Julia Brownley (CA-26), Michael Waltz (FL-06), Angie Craig (MN-02), Jennifer Gonzalez-Colon (PR), Greg Stanton (AZ-09), Kim Schrier (WA-08), and John Rutherford (FL-04). This bipartisan legislation requires that student borrowers who apply for... Read more

  • Jaime Herrera Beutler to Host Telephone Town Hall March 25
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2021 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler will be hosting a live telephone town hall on Thursday, March 25 @ 5:25PM 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 Washington residents can call in to join the live telephone town hall at any point during the event by ca... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler Reintroduces Legislation to Protect New Parents from Surprise Medical Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) this week reintroduced bipartisan legislation to protect new parents from surprise medical bills. The No Surprise Bills For New Moms Act, co-led by Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45), would simplify the process for enrolling newborns in health coverage. “As parents in Southwest Washington welcome a newborn baby into their lives, many are unknowingly incurring thousands of dollars in surprise medical billing simply because the window to complete enrollm... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Help Southwest Washington Residents Access Jobs Training
    Posted in Press Releases on March 18, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Our Economy, Education

    Today, U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16), Andy Levin (MI-09), Steven Horsford (NV-04), Abigail Spanberger (VA-07), John Katko (NY-24), Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE At Large), and Ashley Hinson (IA-01) reintroduced the Jumpstart Our Businesses By Supporting Students (JOBS) Act that expands Pell Grant eligibility to qualifying short-term training programs to help more Americans gain access to industry recognized credentials. This bill provides the companion t... Read more

  • With Billions in New Revenue and Aid Coming to Washington, Herrera Beutler Calls on Inslee to Oppose New Taxes while Southwest Washington Small Businesses and Families Recover from Pandemic
    Posted in Press Releases on March 18, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Our Economy

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today sent a letter to Governor Jay Inslee requesting his commitment in providing certainty that Southwest Washington taxpayers will not face new or higher taxes. In the letter, Herrera Beutler shares her concern over several tax increases proposed in the 2021 state legislative session, including the advancement of the first-ever state income tax that would be particularly harmful to Southwest Washington’s economy. The full text of the letter follows, ... Read more

  • Rep. Herrera Beutler Helps Launch Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), David Trone (D-MD), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH) announced the creation of the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force, an effort to promote policies to combat the addiction and mental health crises in America. The Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force will host regular meetings with stakeholders, attend site visits, and create policies that will save lives. One of the task force’s first pri... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler Presses for More Transparency in COVID Vaccine Allocations to Southwest Washington
    Posted in Press Releases on March 11, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today sent a letter to the Washington State Secretary of Health pressing for greater transparency in COVID vaccine allocation to counties in Southwest Washington. In the letter to Secretary of Health Dr. Umair Shah, Herrera Beutler cites examples of imprecise data and state-caused delays as reasons for meager vaccine allocations. “Ultimately, these disparities are adding up to a poor vaccination rate in my region compared to the rest of the state,” Her... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler Helps Lead Bipartisan Bill to Allow Americans to Sue Foreign Governments for Damage Done by Cyberattacks
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) this week helped introduce bipartisan legislation, along with her colleagues Reps. Colin Allred (TX-32), Jack Bergman (MI-01), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Joe Neguse (CO-02) and Andy Kim (NJ-03), named the Homeland and Cyber Threat (HACT) Act. This bill would allow Americans to make claims in federal or state courts against foreign states that conduct or engage in cyberattacks against Americans. “A foreign government that sponsors cyberattacks on Americ... Read more

  • Reps. Herrera Beutler, Axne Introduce Bipartisan Kidney Coverage Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) joined Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) in introducing bipartisan legislation to expand access to Medigap insurance coverage to all patients living with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), regardless of age. “Folks living with end stage renal disease should have access to life-saving medications, dialysis, and kidney transplants needed to treat their illness. Unfortunately, thousands of Americans under the age of 65 living with ESRD are barred from obtaining... Read more