Jobs and Our Economy

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.…

Herrera Beutler-Led Measure to Provide Hardship Waivers for Unemployed Workers Signed into Law

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This week, the president signed into law COVID relief legislation that included a Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler led bipartisan measure to issue hardship waivers for congressionally-approved Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) overpayments by state unemployment agencies. With Herrera Beutler’s bill now law, states may waive PUA overpayments when the individual receiving the…

Herrera Beutler’s Columbia River Infrastructure Projects Signed into Law

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This week, the president signed into law the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA) that included a Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler-authored provision to construct a turning basin navigation improvement project in the Columbia River. Herrera Beutler’s provision will authorize the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct the necessary feasibility study of establishing a…

Jaime Herrera Beutler Helps Finalize COVID Relief for Southwest Washington Families, Small Businesses

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today applauded the final agreement on a COVID relief package. The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to approve the deal later today, and quick Senate passage is also anticipated. “With so many Americans out of work, small businesses on the brink of permanent closure, and families struggling to make ends meet, I’m relieved to have…

U.S. Reps. Herrera Beutler, Murphy Introduce Legislation to Provide Hardship Waivers to Give Relief to Unemployed Workers

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U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) and Stephanie Murphy (FL-07) have introduced legislation to issue hardship waivers for congressionally-approved Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) overpayments by state unemployment agencies. Recent reports detail unemployed and furloughed workers are finding themselves in debt because of errors made by state unemployment agencies.…

Herrera Beutler Applauds New Bipartisan COVID Relief Proposal, Presses for Swift U.S. House Consideration

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler today applauded a bipartisan, bicameral COVID-19 emergency relief plan unveiled by the Problem Solvers Caucus and a bipartisan group of Senators today. The plan would quickly direct aid to families, small businesses, workers, and health care providers intended to last through the end of March. Herrera Beutler is a member of the Problem Solvers…

Herrera Beutler Helps Secure $3 Million Grant to Establish Industrial Workspace in Washougal

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today applauded the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant award of $3 million to the Port of Camas-Washougal to help establish an industrial workspace for use by local manufacturing employers. The EDA grant, targeted to a Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Opportunity Zone, will be matched with $2.5 million in local…

Jaime Herrera Beutler Named “Friend of Farm Bureau”

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today announced she has earned the “Friend of Farm Bureau” award for her steadfast support of Southwest Washington’s farmers and ranchers in Congress. Herrera Beutler received an official notice from the American Farm Bureau that she received this distinction. The Friend of Farm Bureau award is given to members of Congress who have supported…

Jaime Herrera Beutler Files Discharge Petition in House to Revive Paycheck Protection Program

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This morning, Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) filed a discharge petition in the U.S. House of Representatives to force a vote to extend the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a lifeline for small businesses in Southwest Washington and across the country. The discharge petition, should it garner the required 218 signatures from U.S. Representatives, will then allow the House…

Jaime Herrera Beutler Leads Effort to Force U.S. House Vote to Extend Paycheck Protection Program

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) intends to force a vote by the U.S. House to extend the lifeline Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) using a legislative maneuver called a discharge petition.  Last night, Herrera Beutler filed a formal resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives to allow expedited floor consideration of a bill to extend the PPP.  According to U.S.…