Keeping our Communities Safe

Herrera Beutler Secures Committee Approval for Cowlitz County Law Enforcement Priorities

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler announced today she secured $2.179 million to fund the Cowlitz County Public Safety Radio Technology Modernization & Radio System Microwave Replacement Project and $215,000 to fund Longview’s De-Escalation Police Training Simulator in a spending plan advanced by the U.S. House Appropriations Committee. The projects are supported by the City of Longview, the Kels...

Herrera Beutler Secures Committee Approval for Long Beach Police Department Priority

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler announced today she secured $95,000 to fund Long Beach Police Department’s Body Camera Project in a spending plan advanced by the U.S. House Appropriations Committee. The project is supported by the Long Beach Police Department and the City of Long Beach. As a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, Herrera Beutler advocated for the inclusion of this comm...

Herrera Beutler Secures Committee Approval for Clark County Community Law Enforcement Priorities

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler announced today she secured $413,000 in federal funds to improve Battle Ground’s safety and emergency response capabilities and $131,000 to fund Washougal Police Department’s Body-Worn Camera Program in a spending plan advanced by the U.S. House Appropriations Committee. The projects are supported by the Battle Ground Police Department, the City of Battle Ground...

Herrera Beutler Secures Committee Approval for Lewis County Law Enforcement Priorities

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler announced today she secured $2.8 million for the Lewis County Public Safety Radio Communications in a spending plan advanced by the U.S. House Appropriations Committee. The project is supported by the Lewis County Fire Chiefs’ Association and the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. As a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, Herrera Beutler advocated for the ...

Herrera Beutler Secures Committee Approval for Wahkiakum County Law Enforcement Priority

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler announced today she secured $1.595 million in federal funds to upgrade Wahkiakum County’s emergency communication system in a spending plan advanced by the U.S. House Appropriations Committee. The project is supported by the Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office. As a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, Herrera Beutler advocated for the inclusion of this ...

Herrera Beutler Introduces the “Pathways to Policing Act” to Bolster Police Officer Recruitment

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) this week introduced bipartisan legislation to address police staffing shortages in Southwest Washington and across the country. The Pathways to Policing Act invests in programs to help state and local law enforcement agencies struggling to maintain adequate staffing levels. While the root cause of the nationwide officer shortage is multifaceted, bolster...

Herrera Beutler Invites President Biden to Meet with Drug Task Force to Understand Impacts of Border Crisis on Addiction, Overdoses in Southwest Washington

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler wrote a letter to President Joe Biden suggesting he meet with a narcotics-focused law enforcement team in Southwest Washington to gain a deeper understanding of how Americans have been impacted by policies at the border. The full text of the letter follows, and a PDF is available here. Dear President Biden, Through media reports, I have learned that you will be ...

U.S. House Approves Herrera Beutler Backed Bipartisan Bill to Help Seal Underground Drug Tunnels at Southern Border

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Click here to view Jaime's remarks on the U.S. House Floor. The U.S. House of Representatives today approved a bipartisan bill backed by Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler to help U.S. authorities shut down illegal underground tunnels used by cartels to smuggle drugs and conduct human trafficking underneath the southern border. The DHS Illicit Cross-Border Tunnel Defense Act authorizes Customs a...

U.S. House Approves Herrera Beutler Effort to Protect Homes, Businesses from Flooding in Cowlitz County

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler announced today she secured $918,000 in federal funds to conduct sediment monitoring of the Lower Cowlitz River to help protect Cowlitz County residents’ homes, businesses, and the surrounding communities from potentially devastating floods. This critical funding will allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform operations and maintenance work, as well as c...

Herrera Beutler Secures Vancouver Police Department Request to Fund Body-Worn and In-Car Cameras

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler today announced she secured $1.5 million to support the Vancouver Police Department by providing 250 body-worn cameras for police officers and equipping 100 police patrol vehicles with in-car cameras. Body-worn and in-car cameras are supported by the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Police Department. As a senior member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee,...