As Southwest Washington's representative in Congress, I want to keep you up-to-date on my work to improve life in our region. For timely updates, please be sure to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
I'm continuing to work with my Republican and Democrat colleagues in Congress to advance bipartisan COVID relief that will help small businesses survive, support kids and parents as schools work to reopen, and assist those individuals who have lost employment but still need to make ends meet. You can read here how I'm keeping the pressure on congressional leaders to provide solutions.
As a mother to three young children, I can report that the last thing on your mind after having a baby is rushing to fill out complex insurance paperwork to ensure your infant’s health insurance is covered. Yet this glaring loophole that leads to surprise billing is saddling countless new parents with thousands of dollars in expenses they weren't anticipating.
Click here to read about the bipartisan solution I'm pushing to close this loophole and save parents money.
Investing in jobs and infrastructure
The 2017 tax cuts had many benefits for Southwest Washington families, including the creation of Opportunity Zones that attract community investment to job-creation projects.
Last week, we saw another great example of this when the Port of Camas-Washougal got word it was receiving a $3 million grant I helped secure to create 130 new jobs. Click here to read more.
The Hood River/White Salmon bridge that serves so many folks in White Salmon, Bingen, and other Southwest Washington communities is long-overdue for improvement.
I was pleased to fight in Congress to secure these federal dollars so we can begin to restore and rebuild the nearly 100-year-old bridge. It’s great to see crucial steps being taken to move this project forward. Click here to read more.
I'm continuing to add information on small business resources, health departments, unemployment benefits, and more on my COVID-dedicated webpage: JHB.house.gov/coronavirus
It's an honor to serve you in Congress. If you have a comment, question, or an idea for me, please send me a direct message here. As always, please let me know how I can assist you.