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  • Herrera Beutler Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Increase Health Care Access for Children
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2021 | Preview rr
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    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) this week introduced the bipartisan Accelerating Kids’ Access to Care Act to help families access life-saving care for children with complex medical conditions. The legislation aims to facilitate access to care while retaining program safeguards and reducing regulatory burdens on providers. Joining Herrera Beutler in introducing the bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House is Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.). Companion legislation was also introduced in ... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler, Members of Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force Hold First Roundtable Focusing on Access to Substance Use Prevention and Treatment During COVID
    Posted in Press Releases on April 29, 2021 | Preview rr
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    Today, U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Annie Kuster (D-NH), David Trone (D-MD), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), co-chairs of the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force, hosted the first Task Force roundtable entitled, “Dual Crisis: COVID-19 and Substance Use Disorder.” The Members heard from substance use experts and discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the ongoing addiction crisis across the country. “Today the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task ... Read more

  • Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force Statement on CDC Report on Increase in Overdose Deaths Across U.S. During COVID-19 Pandemic
    Posted in Press Releases on April 16, 2021 | Preview rr
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    U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Annie Kuster (D-NH), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and David Trone (D-MD), founders and co-chairs of the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force, this week released the following statement on new CDC data showing a steep increase in overdose deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic: “The health and economic consequences of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have been significant and far-reaching, and we are just beginning to learn the magnitude of o... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler Reintroduces Legislation to Protect New Parents from Surprise Medical Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2021 | Preview rr
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    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) this week reintroduced bipartisan legislation to protect new parents from surprise medical bills. The No Surprise Bills For New Moms Act, co-led by Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45), would simplify the process for enrolling newborns in health coverage. “As parents in Southwest Washington welcome a newborn baby into their lives, many are unknowingly incurring thousands of dollars in surprise medical billing simply because the window to complete enrollm... Read more

  • Rep. Herrera Beutler Helps Launch Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2021 | Preview rr
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    Today, U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), David Trone (D-MD), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH) announced the creation of the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force, an effort to promote policies to combat the addiction and mental health crises in America. The Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force will host regular meetings with stakeholders, attend site visits, and create policies that will save lives. One of the task force’s first pri... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler Presses for More Transparency in COVID Vaccine Allocations to Southwest Washington
    Posted in Press Releases on March 11, 2021 | Preview rr
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    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today sent a letter to the Washington State Secretary of Health pressing for greater transparency in COVID vaccine allocation to counties in Southwest Washington. In the letter to Secretary of Health Dr. Umair Shah, Herrera Beutler cites examples of imprecise data and state-caused delays as reasons for meager vaccine allocations. “Ultimately, these disparities are adding up to a poor vaccination rate in my region compared to the rest of the state,” Her... Read more

  • Reps. Herrera Beutler, Axne Introduce Bipartisan Kidney Coverage Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2021 | Preview rr
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    Today, Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) joined Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) in introducing bipartisan legislation to expand access to Medigap insurance coverage to all patients living with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), regardless of age. “Folks living with end stage renal disease should have access to life-saving medications, dialysis, and kidney transplants needed to treat their illness. Unfortunately, thousands of Americans under the age of 65 living with ESRD are barred from obtaining... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler Urges Biden Administration to Prioritize COVID Vaccine Distribution for Rural Southwest Washington
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2021 | Preview rr
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    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) last week sent a letter to President Biden expressing her concern over the lack of COVID vaccines in rural areas of Southwest Washington and urged his Administration to make distribution of vaccines to rural pharmacies a higher priority. Herrera Beutler, who represents rural counties in Southwest Washington like Lewis, Pacific, Wahkiakum, Klickitat and Skamania, stipulates in her letter to President Biden that rural communities do not always have easy ... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler, Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Protect Organ Donors
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2021 | Preview rr
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    At the start of National Kidney Month, U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) introduced legislation to protect the rights of living organ donors. The Living Donor Protection Act would protect living donors from high insurance premiums, codify Department of Labor (DOL) guidance that covers living donors under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in the private and civil service, remove barriers to orga... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler, Porter Reintroduce Organ Transplant Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2021 | Preview rr
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    U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) and Katie Porter (CA-45) today reintroduced the Charlotte Woodward Organ Transplant Discrimination Prevention Act, which will prohibit using an individual’s mental or physical disability as the sole basis of determining their eligibility for an organ transplant. The bill, named after Charlotte Woodward, an advocate fighting against discrimination who has Down syndrome and received a heart transplant in 2012, clarifies that doctors, hospitals, tr... Read more