National Security

The Daily Chronicle: Herrera Beutler: Stop Demonizing Border Patrol, Police While Turning Blind Eye to Rising Crime

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Law enforcement personnel across Southwest Washington inform me that a combination of federal and state policies have triggered crime to increase dramatically and pose a threat to our families and communities. In recent years, dangerous calls from political extremists to “defund the police,” “abolish ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement),” eliminate our borders and decriminalize dangerous narc...

The Daily Chronicle: Herrera Beutler: Biden’s Afghanistan Exit Nothing Short of Disaster

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In just a couple of days, 20 years will have passed since the horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001. Sadly, our nation is again mourning American lives cut short by cowardly terrorism after the deaths of 13 U.S. troops during the chaotic withdrawal of U.S. troops late last month. Those deaths, the reports of Americans being stranded in Afghanistan, the horrific scenes at the Kabul Airport and the othe...

Washington GOP Congressional Delegation Calls for Border Assistance from Governor Inslee

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Today, Washington State Congressional Republicans, Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler, Dan Newhouse, and Cathy McMorris Rodgers, sent a letter to Governor Inslee requesting he respond to Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s joint request for Washington state to assist in their response to the crisis at America’s southern border by sending Washington National Guard troops to the bo...

Herrera Beutler Helps Lead Bipartisan Bill to Allow Americans to Sue Foreign Governments for Damage Done by Cyberattacks

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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 ...

Herrera Beutler’s Legislation to Strengthen Grid Security and Increase Energy Efficiency Signed into Law

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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 e...

Troop Pay Bill Includes Herrera Beutler Initiative to Improve Medical Treatment for Military

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler supported yesterday’s U.S. House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included her bill, the Reserve Medical Officer Parity Act, as well as a 3.1 percent pay raise for U.S. troops. Herrera Beutler introduced her bill earlier this year to better meet U.S. armed service members’ medical needs by allowing Reserve Medical Officers to continue serving past retirement age if the military has a need for more surgeons, medical specialists and doctors.

Chronicle: I support border security; today I voted to prevent a future president from unilaterally enacting a Green New Deal

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February 25, 2019, Washington Post: “[Governor Jay] Inslee said he would be willing to declare a national emergency on climate change, allowing drastic federal action that could not pass Congress, if the Supreme Court upholds President Trump’s emergency declaration to build a wall on the southern border. ‘…if the rules change and the circumstances change, we’re going to play by whatever rules exis...

Jaime Herrera Beutler Urges Portland to Reconsider Decision to Leave FBI Terrorism Task Force

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U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler formally urged the Portland City Council today to reconsider its decision to leave the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), a move that weakens law enforcement’s ability to keep Southwest Washington residents who work, shop and travel in Portland safe. Portland City Council voted last week to withdraw from the JTTF.

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.