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Herrera Beutler, Schrader Secure Funding for Salmon and Steelhead Protections on Columbia River

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U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) and Kurt Schrader (OR-05) today announced that a joint Community Project Funding request they had supported to protect endangered salmon, steelhead and other native fish species within the Columbia River system from sea lion predation, has been approved for $892,000. The House Appropriations Committee — Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, ...

NOAA Gives Go-Ahead to Implement Herrera Beutler’s Sea Lion Removal Law

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Jaime Herrera Beutler hailed an announcement by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today that it had granted final authorization of lethal sea lion removal in the Columbia River, made possible by Herrera Beutler’s bipartisan legislation signed into law in 2018. “Today marks an important milestone in the bipartisan effort I’ve led to protect our endangered salmon and steelhe...

Herrera Beutler, Newhouse, McMorris Rodgers React to Final EIS for Columbia River System Operations

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Today, Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler, Dan Newhouse, and Cathy McMorris Rodgers released the following statement after the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was released for the Columbia River System Operations. “Our constituents understand the important role the Federal Columbia River Power System plays for our way-of-life – in fact, we have always said that our rivers and the benefits they...

NOAA Responds to Herrera Beutler: Goal of Fall 2020 for Expanded Sea Lion Removal

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Yesterday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) stated that it anticipates that applications for sea lion removal, made possible by Herrera Beutler’s successful legislation, will reach a determination by fall 2020. Responding to Herrera Beutler’s formal request to anticipate and avoid delays in its approval process of applications for expanded sea lion removal in the Columbia...

Jaime Herrera Beutler Presses NOAA: Delays in Sea Lion Removal Permitting Would Harm Salmon Survival

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Today, Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler sent a letter formally pressing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to take action that would mitigate any complications, COVID or otherwise, that could delay implementation of her legislation to expand lethal sea lion removal in the Columbia River and its tributaries.

Herrera Beutler, Kilmer Lead Legislation to Improve Federal Fishery Disaster Process, Increase Accountability

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Yesterday, U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) and Derek Kilmer (WA-06) led the introduction of the Fishery Failures: Urgently Needed Disaster Declarations Act (Fishery FUNDD Act), which aims to improve the federal fishery disaster process and ensure more timely disaster relief for impacted communities.

Jaime Herrera Beutler, Pacific Coast Members Announce Major Win for Trawlers in Year-End Spending Bill

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA-3) joined Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Patty Murray (D-WA), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Kamala Harris (D-CA), and U.S. Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-OR-4), Greg Walden (R-OR-2), Kurt Schrader (D-OR-5), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-1), and Jared Huffman (D-CA-2) today in announcing a major, bipartisan victory for West Coast trawlers in the 2020 spending bill that passed the U.S. House today.

Reps. Herrera Beutler, Kilmer Secure Funding for Pacific Salmon Treaty and Mitchell Act Hatchery Activities

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U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) and Derek Kilmer (WA-06) yesterday secured $30 million to implement the newly ratified Pacific Salmon Treaty and $25 million to support Mitchell Act hatchery activities, an over $4 million increase, in the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies bill. The bill, which was approved today by the Appropriations Committee 30 to 22, funds the Departments of Commerce and Justice, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and other related agencies.

Jaime Herrera Beutler Secures Funding for New Ridgefield Refuge Community and Nature Center

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U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler applauded the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) announcement that it will designate $5.252 million for construction of a new community and nature center in the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Herrera Beutler has been working closely with the agency to prioritize the project, as well as appropriating strong funding for the agency’s maintenance account.