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 ...
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler Bill to Make Medication Safer and More Effective for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Moms Included in Bipartisan Legislative Package Today, U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) and Kathy Castor (D-FL) applauded the inclusion of their Safe Medications for Moms and Babies Act in a bipartisan medical innovation and mental health reform package. This package, the 21st Century Cures Act, is expected to receive approval by both the U.S. House and Senate before the end of the year, and be signed into law.
Reps. Herrera Beutler and Castor introduced the Safe Medications for Moms and Babies Act last spring to address the dangers posed to mothers and infants by the lack of research on medication taken during pregnancy and lactation. This bipartisan solution will identify major research gaps involving pregnant and lactating women who take prescription medication, and detail ways to promote safer medications for them to use. More details on the bill are available here.
“Moms who take medication for chronic conditions like hypertension, diabetes or depression are often playing a guessing game when it com
Jaime Herrera Beutler Questions Forest Service Discriminatory Actions toward Disabled Individuals Using Pedal-assist Bicycles Class 1 Pedal-assist Bike: can only be activated
through a pedaling action and is limited to 20 mph.
Jaime Herrera Beutler is questioning a decision by the U.S. Forest Service to ban pedal-assist bicycles, which are frequently used by individuals with disabilities, on bicycle trails in federal forests. The issue was brought to her attention by a White Salmon resident with a degenerative muscular disease who was told by a Forest Service official that the Forest Service disregarded the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) allowance for certain pedal assist bicycles on its bike trails.
Jaime sent a letter to U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell yesterday, asking him to review the incident involving Ms. Bella Berlly of White Salmon, and to reverse its discriminatory prohibition on equipment that can help people with disabilities recreate in their national forests.
“A long-time athlete who has hiked and mountain biked extensively, Ms. Berlly now suffers from a degenerative m
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler Bill to Make Medication Safer for Moms and Infants Passes U.S. House Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Safe Medications for Moms and Babies Act – a bill co-authored by Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) and Kathy Castor (D-FL). The bipartisan solution was included in the 21st Century Cures legislative plan to improve cures and treatments for chronic conditions and diseases.
“I’m so pleased the U.S. House advanced this important solution that will help mothers obtain safer medication while pregnant and breastfeeding,” said Jaime. “It’s time we take the risk out of treating chronic conditions for pregnant and nursing moms. I’m optimistic that the Safe Medications for Moms and Babies Act will be approved by the Senate and be signed into law before the year ends.”
Reps. Herrera Beutler and Castor introduced the Safe Medications for Moms and Babies Act last spring to address the dangers posed to mothers and infants by the lack of research on medication taken during pregnancy and lactation. Their bi
Congress Advances Jaime Herrera Beutler’s Measures to Speed Up Care for Southwest Washington Veterans Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives approved Jaime Herrera Beutler’s measures to address the lengthy VA hiring process and staff vacancies that have delayed care for Southwest Washington veterans. The measures were included in the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations portion of the legislation, which is expected to be signed into law by the President in coming days.
Also part of the package approved last night was $1.1 billion in emergency funding for combating and preventing the Zika virus – resources Jaime has been working to secure since earlier this year.
“This effort that will soon be signed into law gets at the root problems in Portland and Vancouver-area VA facilities that are making veterans wait too long for care,” said Jaime. “Funding is important, but it’s clear the problems plaguing the VA go beyond just more funding, whether it’s turnover of VA doctors and care providers, or the burdensome hiring processes to replace th