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  • Rep. Herrera Beutler Helps Launch Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    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
    Tags: Health Care

    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
    Tags: Health Care

    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
    Tags: Health Care

    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
    Tags: Health Care

    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
    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