Jaime Herrera Beutler (born Jaime Lynn Herrera; November 3, 1978) is the U.S. Representative for Washington's 3rd congressional district. She is a member of the Republican Party, and is the youngest female U. S. Representative. She is a former Senior Legislative Aide for U.S. Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Spokane) and a state representative for the 18th Legislative District in Washington State.
Early life, education, and early political career
Jaime Lynn Herrera was born in Glendale, California, and raised in Southwest Washington. She graduated from Prairie High School and the University of Washington. She earned a B.A. in Communications.
Herrera served as an intern in both the Washington State Senate and in Washington, D.C. at the White House Office of Political ...
... Small Business Committee
The House Small Business Committee passed Jaime Herrera Beutler’s bipartisan Small Business Opportunity Act of 2012. The passage marks the first bill Jaime has sponsored and successfully steered through the committee process. The next step for this bill would be consideration by the entire U.S. House of Representatives.
The Small Business Opportunity Act of 2012 would improve services within the Small Business Administration (SBA), expanding opportunities for more than 900 Southwest Washington small businesses to compete for federal contracts. Jaime ...
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler says she knows why 10 percent of Americans approve of Congress, a rating that she jokingly says puts lawmakers on par with the popularity of the late Moammar Gadhafi.
"The reason our popularity is as high as it is, is because we all have mothers," she said in an interview in her Capitol Hill office.
Congress may not be in particular favor, but the Republican from Camas, Clark County, is gaining plenty of favorable attention as she begins her second year in the U.S. House.
A year ago, on the same day she took the oath of office, The Washington Post called her one ...
Career educator Elizabeth Uelmen announced on Thursday her bid to challenge first-term U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler for the 3rd District seat.
Uelmen, associate principal at Frontier Middle School in Vancouver, said she’s running for Congress because she’s worried about the future of her students and for young people who are having trouble finding jobs after college. Uelmen, who is running as a Democrat, has never served in a public office.
“Too many in Congress are engaged in a toxic blend of extremism and partisanship that’s making it impossible for our country ...
Herrera Beutler, Kilmer, Murphy & Johnson Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Mental Health Patients in Crisis U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Derek Kilmer (D-WA), Tim Murphy (R-PA), and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) introduced legislation today that would help people suffering from a behavioral health or substance abuse crisis get more immediate help. The Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Accessibility Act of 2017 provides resources necessary to combat the shortage of mental health providers and inpatient beds across the nation by allowing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide loans and loan guarantees to local entities with plans to build psychiatric and substance abuse facilities.
A severe shortage of providers and inpatient beds exists not only for mental illness treatment but also for substance abuse leaving too many families in mental health crisis unable to get desperately-needed, immediate treatment. According to the Treatment Advocacy Center, there is a shortage of nearly 100,000 inpatient beds nationwide.
Under the bipartisan Mental
Herrera Beutler, DelBene Introduce Bill to Ensure Justice for Survivors of Child Abuse Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) and Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today introduced the bipartisan Child Abuse Accountability Enhancement Act, closing a legal loophole that denies justice for some survivors of child abuse.
Currently, there is a loophole in federal law that shields convicted child abusers from paying the restitution they owe, if their income comes from the Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS) — the agency responsible for military retirement pay. While Congress unanimously approved a law in 1994 allowing child abuse survivors to receive garnishment from most federal retirees’ pay, it inadvertently excluded military retirees, whose pay is not disbursed by the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS).
“There is absolutely no reason for the existence of a loophole that puts the rights of convicted child abusers ahead of the survivors they’ve harmed,” Herrera Beutler said. “I’m proud to work alongside Congr
Herrera Beutler, Conyers, Costello & DeGette Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Prevent Maternal Deaths in the USA Today, U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), John Conyers Jr. (D-MI), Ryan Costello (R-PA), and Diana DeGette (D-CO) introduced the bipartisan Preventing Maternal Deaths Act to help save women’s lives and improve the quality of healthcare and health outcomes for moms and babies.
This legislation would prevent maternal deaths by helping states establish or support Maternal Mortality Review Committees (MMRCs) to examine pregnancy-related and pregnancy-associated deaths and identify ways to reduce these tragedies. It would also improve data collection and address disparities in maternal health outcomes, as well as help identify solutions to improve health care quality and health outcomes for mothers.
“Unlike in any other industrialized nation, the U.S. is seeing a rise in pregnancy-related deaths. For the sake of so many mothers and babies, we have to do better,” said Rep. Herrera Beutler. “Helping to establish and support Maternity Mortality Review Committees
Nadler, Herrera Beutler Introduce Bipartisan Living Donor Protection Act to Protect Organ Donors Yesterday, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) introduced the Living Donor Protection Act of 2017, to protect the rights of living organ donors.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) does not specify that living organ donors can take unpaid leave to recover from their donation and does not guarantee that donors will have a job waiting for them after surgery. Further, according a 2007 study in the American Journal of Transplantation, as many as 11% of living organ donors experience difficulty securing or paying for insurance after their procedures because of discriminatory practices.
The Living Donor Protection Act would protect living organ donors and promote organ donation in three easy, low-cost ways:
1) Prohibits life, disability, and long term care insurance companies from denying or limiting coverage and from charging higher premiums for living organ donors;