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Herrera Beutler Introduces Bill to Complete Wind River Nursery Transfer to Skamania County

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) has introduced legislation to transfer ownership of approximately 23 acres of the former Wind River Nursery from the U.S. Forest Service to Skamania County. Budget crises constantly plague the distressed communities within Skamania County, since more than 97% of Skamania County is restricted from any type of commercial use that generates local revenue to...

Herrera Beutler Jobs Fair Now at 62 Employers and Growing

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler today announced that 62 employers have confirmed their participation at her annual Jobs Fair being held on Thursday, August 19th. The free event for job seekers, and those who wish to make connections with employers, will be held from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Clark County Event Center – Exhibition Hall B, in Ridgefield. Employers range from small to large busines...

Jaime Herrera Beutler to Host 10th Annual Jobs Fair on August 19

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler today announced she will be hosting her 10th annual Southwest Washington Jobs Fair on Thursday, August 19. The Jobs Fair will be held at the Clark County Event Center in Ridgefield. Similar to Jaime’s previous jobs fairs, the event is free and will be open to all Southwest Washington residents and will include employers from a variety of industries. In the comin...

Reps. Herrera Beutler, Kilmer, Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Spur Economic Growth, Create Jobs

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Today, U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA-03) and Derek Kilmer (D-WA-06) introduced the bipartisan Rebuilding Economies and Creating Opportunities for More People Everywhere to Excel Act (RECOMPETE Act). The RECOMPETE Act would establish a new federal program at the Economic Development Agency (EDA) in an effort to empower persistently distressed communities to develop, implement, an...

Herrera Beutler Secures Federal Funding for Infrastructure Projects on the Columbia and Cowlitz Rivers

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) announced today that she secured key federal funding for infrastructure projects on the Columbia and Cowlitz Rivers in a spending plan advanced by the U.S. House Appropriations Committee. The FY22 Energy and Water Subcommittee Appropriations bill included two Southwest Washington community funding priorities: sediment monitoring of the Lower Cowlitz Rive...

Herrera Beutler Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Help Southwest Washington Residents Access Jobs Training

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Today, U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16), Andy Levin (MI-09), Steven Horsford (NV-04), Abigail Spanberger (VA-07), John Katko (NY-24), Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE At Large), and Ashley Hinson (IA-01) reintroduced the Jumpstart Our Businesses By Supporting Students (JOBS) Act that expands Pell Grant eligibility to qualifying short-term training programs to he...

With Billions in New Revenue and Aid Coming to Washington, Herrera Beutler Calls on Inslee to Oppose New Taxes while Southwest Washington Small Businesses and Families Recover from Pandemic

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today sent a letter to Governor Jay Inslee requesting his commitment in providing certainty that Southwest Washington taxpayers will not face new or higher taxes. In the letter, Herrera Beutler shares her concern over several tax increases proposed in the 2021 state legislative session, including the advancement of the first-ever state income tax that wo...

Herrera Beutler, Murray, Cantwell Press to Restore Funds for Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Community Center

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Today, Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler and U.S. Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell sent a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) pressing the agency to include funding in the fiscal year 2022 budget for the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Community and Nature Center. The USFWS fiscal year 2020 budget included funding for the Refuge construction project – yet the followi...

Herrera Beutler, McMorris Rodgers, Newhouse, Fulcher Reaffirm Support for Hydropower Resource

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U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Dan Newhouse (WA-04), and Russ Fulcher (ID-01) today reaffirmed their support for hydropower and emphasized the importance of protecting existing hydropower resources in the Pacific Northwest. In a resolution, the Representatives expressed that it is the sense of Congress that hydropower is an essential source of E...

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...