National Security

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.

Jaime Herrera Beutler Takes Action to End Sex Trafficking As Co-Sponsor of Legislation Passed Today

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Today, Jaime Herrera Beutler, along with her colleagues in The U.S. House of Representatives, passed a comprehensive package of five bills to combat sex trafficking. As a mother, an aunt, and Chair of the Congressional Women’s Caucus, Jaime has been active in raising awareness of trafficking in the United States– including Southwest Washington. Jaime hosted a briefing on May 2nd in…

Columbian Guest Column: Bills would take action against human trafficking

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The term “human trafficking” may bring to mind the image of someone in Eastern Europe being tricked into reporting for a job as a maid, only to find herself trapped in the Red Light District of Mumbai; or destitute parents in the developing world selling their daughter. However, human trafficking isn’t just a problem in distant parts of the world. More than 100,000 girls are caught up in…

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler Cosponsors Bill to Remove Military Sexual Assault from Chain of Command

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Jaime Herrera Beutler announced today that she is cosponsoring legislation to confront a rise in military sexual assaults by taking the evaluation and response for such incidents outside the military chain of command. The bipartisan Military Justice Improvement Act is a legislative response to an alarming 37% increase in sexual assaults within the armed services over the last two…

Goldendale Sentinel Guest Column: Veterans' Medical Needs Require Closer Attention

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For more than 200 years, millions of men and women have become American heroes by bravely serving our nation in the armed forces. Yet the service of these individuals is formally marked only twice a year—Veterans Day and Memorial Day. As your representative in Congress, I continue fighting to ensure that the memories of those who died in service, as well as the veterans who made it home,…