Health Care

U.S. House Approves Two Herrera Beutler Bills Aimed at Expanding Treatments for Mental Health and Substance Use Issues

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The U.S. House last night approved two pieces of legislation championed by Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) to help extend life-saving addiction treatment and mental health resources for residents in Southwest Washington and across the country. The Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment (MAT) Act and Collaborate in an Orderly and Cohesive Manner (COCM) Act were rolled into a larger mental he...

U.S. House Approves Herrera Beutler Bill to Address Maternal Mental Health and Substance Use Issues

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The U.S. House last night approved the Into the Light for Maternal Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Act led by Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) and Rep. Katherine Clark (MA-05) to reauthorize and expand a grant program to screen and treat maternal mental health and substance use disorders. The legislation would also codify the initiative Herrera Beutler advanced in 2020 to esta...

Herrera Beutler Effort to Expand Health Care Access for Battle Ground Residents Heads to President’s Desk to be Signed into Law

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler announced today she secured $320,000 to support renovations and upgrades to Battle Ground HealthCare which will expand critical health services to residents in the surrounding areas. As a senior member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, Herrera Beutler worked with the community on this funding request and helped secure the funds in the FY22 Labor, Healt...

Herrera Beutler to VA: Redeploy Mobile Medical Unit to Serve Pacific County Veterans

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler today formally urged the Director of VA Puget Sound Health Care System to redeploy the Mobile Medical Unit to Raymond, Washington to provide health care services to veterans in Pacific County. The VA informed Herrera Beutler that the VA halted deployment of the Mobile Medical Unit to Pacific County at the onset of the COVID pandemic. “I urge the VA to redeploy t...

Herrera Beutler to VA: Lewis County Veterans Deserve Convenient Access to Health Services

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler today formally urged the Director of VA Puget Sound Health Care System to deploy its Mobile Medical Unit to Lewis County, and to also provide detailed information about the changes in health services Lewis County veterans are experiencing after last fall’s closure of the Chehalis/South Sound Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). In August of 2021, Herrera Be...

Herrera Beutler Introduces “Protecting Parental Rights Act”

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today introduced legislation, the Protecting Parental Rights Act, to prohibit health care providers from administering COVID-19 vaccines to children without parental consent. This legislation seeks to halt anti-parental rights legislation that has emerged in states like California that would allow children 12 years of age and older to obtain the vaccine ...

U.S. House Approves Jaime Herrera Beutler’s Bill to Improve U.S. Stillbirth Rate

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The U.S. House of Representatives today approved Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler’s bill, the Stillbirth Health Improvement and Education (SHINE) for Autumn Act, which aims to lower the U.S. stillbirth rate by providing critical resources to state and federal health departments, improving data collection, and increasing education and awareness around the issue of stillbirth in the United States...

U.S. House Approves Herrera Beutler’s PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler’s (WA-03) bill last Friday, the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections (PUMP) for Nursing Mothers Act. Herrera Beutler introduced the bill earlier this year with Representatives Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Alma Adams (NC-12), and Lauren Underwood (IL-14). The bill will protect nearly 9 million e...

Jaime Herrera Beutler Introduces Bill to Improve U.S. Stillbirth Rate

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today, along with Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), and Kathy Castor (FL-14), introduced the Stillbirth Health Improvement and Education (SHINE) for Autumn Act, which aims to lower the U.S. stillbirth rate by providing critical resources to state and federal health departments, improving data collection, and increasing educat...

Herrera Beutler Secures Funding to Expand Health Care Access, Youth Substance Use Prevention in Southwest Washington

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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) announced today that she secured key federal funding in a committee-approved spending plan to support health related initiatives in Southwest Washington. The FY22 Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations bill included two Southwest Washington community funding priorities: funding to support renovations and upgrades to Battle Ground Healthcare whic...