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 ...
Jaime Herrera Beutler to Host Telephone Town Hall on April 13 Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler will be hosting a live telephone town hall on April 13 at 6:00pm. All residents of Southwest Washington’s third congressional district residents are invited to join Jaime for a conversation about health care, taxes, the economy and whatever else is on their mind.
“Telephone town halls are a great way for folks from rural farm land and urban centers to all join me for a live, back-and-forth conversation from the convenience of their kitchen tables,” said Jaime. “I look forward to updating residents on my efforts to improve health care, create jobs, improve education and solve problems back in Congress, and take questions and ideas on any issues that matter to them.”
“I’ve held nearly 70 town halls, public hearings, community coffee meetings and telephone town halls all across Southwest Washington – and I’ll continue to utilize every method there is that fosters productive, civil dialogue with residents from all politica
Representatives Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) Introduce Legislation to Combat Chronic School Absenteeism Representatives Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) today introduced the Chronic Absenteeism Reduction Act. Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing ten percent or more of the school year and has been found to negatively impact school performance, high school graduation rates, and overall student success into adulthood. The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights and Data Collection found that over 6.8 million students were chronically absent during the 2013-2014 school year. This makes up 14 percent of the total student population and is especially concerning since students who are chronically absent are 68 percent less likely than other students to graduate high school.
There is no single cause of chronic absenteeism. The Chronic Absenteeism Reduction Act allows for schools to tailor solutions based on why individual or groups of students continue to be absent.
“Every child growing up in the United States deserves a quality education. It is our job
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler Statement on House Health Care Bill Today, Jaime Herrera Beutler released the following statement regarding The American Health Care Act:
“I remain steadfast in my commitment to repeal and replace Obamacare with health care solutions that better serve all residents of Southwest Washington. But we can do better than the current House replacement plan, and I cannot support it in its current form.
“While I appreciate this week's effort by Speaker Ryan and his leadership team to better protect older Americans from health care cost increases, the difficulties this bill would create for millions of children were left unaddressed. I’m disappointed that it appears my amendment to strengthen the Medicaid safety net for the kids who depend on it for their health care will not be considered. Protecting vulnerable children is a core purpose of the Medicaid program and when the program fails to do so, it fails entirely. I will not vote to let those kids fall through the cracks.
Bonamici and Herrera Beutler's Tsunami Warning, Education Provisions Set to Become Law Today Congresswomen Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) praised the House of Representatives for passing legislation to help prepare coastal communities for tsunami and update the United States’ tsunami warning systems. This legislation will strengthen tsunami detection and warning systems, improve response and resiliency, and better protect communities vulnerable to tsunami. The legislation would complement local and state efforts to prepare for tsunami.
Provisions similar to Bonamici and Herrera Beutler’s Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act were included in the Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act passed by the House today. The legislation passed the Senate in March, and now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law.
“Preparing for tsunami is a life-or-death matter for residents of NW Oregon and other coastal communities,” said Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici. “Congress took a step forward today by passing bipartisan leg