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  • Herrera Beutler, Porter Reintroduce Organ Transplant Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    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

  • Jaime Herrera Beutler Helps Finalize COVID Relief for Southwest Washington Families, Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Our Economy, Health Care

    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 helped Congress reach agreement on another COVID relief package that will provide immediate aid to individuals and ... Read more

  • Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler, Katie Porter Introduce Organ Transplant Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on December 16, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) and Katie Porter (CA-45) today introduced the Charlotte Woodward Organ Transplant Discrimination Prevention Act, which will prohibit using an individual’s physical or mental disability as the sole basis of determining their eligibility for an organ transplant. The legislation, named after Charlotte Woodward, a vocal advocate against discrimination who has Down syndrome and received a heart transplant in 2012, helps clarify that doctors, hospital... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler Applauds New Bipartisan COVID Relief Proposal, Presses for Swift U.S. House Consideration
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Our Economy, Health Care

    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 Caucus – made up of 25 Democrat and 25 Republican House members – that helped develop the plan. The framework allocate... Read more

  • U.S. House Passes Herrera Beutler’s Bipartisan Helping MOMS Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Maternity Care

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Helping Medicaid Offer Maternity Services (MOMS) Act, legislation led by U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) and Robin Kelly (D-IL), aimed at reducing and ending America’s growing maternal mortality crisis. The bill provides states with the option to extend Medicaid coverage through the entire postpartum period of one year, a proven strategy for reducing maternal deaths. Currently, most states only provide Medicaid cove... Read more

  • U.S. House Passes Jaime Herrera Beutler-Supported Bill to Improve Maternal Health
    Posted in Press Releases on September 21, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Maternity Care

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation co-sponsored by Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), which will take steps to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity and improve health services for women in Southwest Washington and across the country. H.R. 4995, the Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act of 2019, will increase access to health services for women in rural areas, expand telehealth grants to includ... Read more

  • U.S. House Approves Herrera Beutler’s Bipartisan Scarlett’s Sunshine on Sudden Unexpected Death Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 21, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Scarlett’s Sunshine on Sudden Unexpected Death Act – bipartisan and bicameral legislation introduced by Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), and Representatives Gwen Moore (WI-04) and Tom Cole (OK-4). The companion measure to this legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senators Bob Casey, Johnny Isakson, Sherrod Brown and Doug Jones passed the Senate earlier this year. This bill will provide critical support for advocates and fami... Read more

  • Herrera Beutler, Jayapal Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging President to Use Defense Production Act to Spur PPE Production
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) joined together in a bipartisan effort requesting that President Donald Trump invoke the Defense Production Act (DPA) to jump-start domestic production of personal protective equipment (PPE). In a letter signed by 14 members of Congress from across the aisle, the lawmakers write that invoking the DPA for PPE production would stave off another bidding war between state and local government institutions, spur economic r... Read more

  • Jaime Herrera Beutler Applauds COVID-19 Funding for Longview Transportation System
    Posted in Press Releases on May 21, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Transportation

    Today, Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler applauded an announcement by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) of a $3,585,637 grant awarded to the City of Longview that will pay for operating, administrative, and preventative maintenance costs to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. As a senior member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, Herrera Beutler helped secure this funding in the CARES Act, which will also include maintenance of transit buses, including sanitizing, modifications fo... Read more

  • Jaime Herrera Beutler Applauds Funding for Expanded COVID-19 Testing in Southwest Washington
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler today applauded a recent announcement by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that more than $960,000 in grant funding has been awarded to the Cowlitz Family Health Center and the Lewis County Community Health Services to expand capacity for coronavirus testing. As a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, Herrera Beutler helped secure this funding in the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which may be used t... Read more