Salmon

Kilmer, Herrera Beutler, Urge Inclusion of Fisheries Funds in Administration’s Disaster Relief Request

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Representatives Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) led a bipartisan letter urging the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to develop a supplemental funding request to address the multiple fishery disaster declarations that have impacted Washington State’s commercial, recreational, and tribal fisheries.

Jaime Herrera Beutler’s Legislation to Block Oregon Tolling Scheme, Strengthen Southwest Washington Priorities Advances through U.S. House

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U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler’s legislative provision to prohibit Oregon’s unfair tolling scheme, and others to strengthen critical Southwest Washington priorities, were approved by the U.S. House and advanced to the U.S. Senate yesterday.

Columbian: To save steelhead, we must cut sea lion numbers

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Steelhead, longtime residents in our rivers here in the Pacific Northwest, are now approaching extinction with alarming speed. This isn’t exaggeration; the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife found that one population of steelhead has an 89 percent chance of becoming extinct in the not too distant future. The culprit for the fish’s demise? Sea lions.

Jaime Herrera Beutler’s Bill to Protect Salmon and Steelhead Approved by Congressional Committee

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Today, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s bipartisan bill to improve the survival of endangered salmon, steelhead and other native fish species in the Columbia River system just got one step closer to becoming law. The bill, Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act, advanced through the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee. The next step will be a vote on the U.S. House floor.

McMorris Rodgers, Herrera Beutler, Newhouse, Schrader, and Walden Introduce Legislation to Address FCRPS Biological Opinion

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Today, Pacific Northwest Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Kurt Schrader (OR-05), and Greg Walden (OR-02) introduced bipartisan legislation to approve the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) Biological Opinion (BiOp) until 2022. This legislation will work to support the FCRPS and the benefit it brings to our region through the clean, renewable, and affordable energy it provides while allowing salmon to recover at record rates.

Defending the Pacific Northwest from Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species: Northwest Members of Congress Seek Protection of Columbia River Ecosystem, Hydropower Infrastructure

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Today, Members of Congress from Oregon, Washington, and Idaho sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke requesting assistance to combat the spread of an invasive species of mussels that threatens the Columbia River system, fisheries, and hydropower infrastructure.