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Jaime Herrera Beutler Returns Over $3.6 Million to Southwest Washington Residents Since January 2022

3.6-million-dollar milestone reached by June; Jaime has assisted over 700 individuals since Jan. 22

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler announced today she has returned $3,620,681.12 to Southwest Washington residents from the federal government through her casework services since January 2022. 

Jaime and her office have worked on behalf of 721 Southwest Washington residents so far this year. The $3.6 million returned to residents consists of money they’ve earned; benefits owed to them by the Internal Revenue Service, Social Security Administration, Department of Veteran Affairs, and other federal agencies; or assistance from Small Business Administration loans for which they were approved.

“Resolving problems for folks in Southwest Washington is one of the most important parts of my job. While many of the cases we resolve result in the recoupment of money owed to individuals by the federal government, my team and I also go to bat for those encountering issues or unnecessary red tape with a federal agency,” Jaime said. “Whether that’s someone who needs a passport expedited or a veteran who needs assistance scheduling a doctor appointment or receiving an ID card from the VA, my team and I will do whatever we can to get things done for residents.” 

Solving problems for Southwest Washington residents

Katherine from Vancouver reached out to Jaime’s office requesting assistance in getting reimbursement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the purchase of her motorized scooter. Katherine needed the scooter in order to gain access to her home from outside, but CMS guidelines were complicating her effort to obtain a reimbursement. After Katherine out to Jaime for assistance with CMS’ red tape, she was able to get Katherine’s reimbursement processed for her scooter.

Need assistance?

If any Southwest Washington resident is experiencing issues with federal agencies, they can request help by calling Jaime’s Vancouver office at (360) 695-6292 or on her website at