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 ...
Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler To Host “Guide to Grants” Seminar – August 16 at WSU-Vancouver Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler will be hosting a “Guide to Grants” Seminar on August 16 at WSU-Vancouver. This event will bring together a variety of experts and successful grantees to provide best practices and strategies on how to produce more competitive proposals and applications for federal grants.
Organizations and government entities that compete for federal grants are encouraged to send someone to the event. Due to space limitations, RSVP’s are required. Please click here to RSVP.
Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler is offering this Guide to Grants seminar that will include a panel of grant recipients sharing the steps they took to successfully compete for federal grant funding. After the panel, federal grant program representatives will host various breakout sessions based on topics of interest.
Help organizations be more competitive in pursuing grants through increased collaboration and partnerships with federal granting
Jaime Supports Veteran Affairs Accountability and Appeals Reform Bill Yesterday, Jaime Herrera Beutler joined a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House to pass the VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016. This bill will improve VA care by making the process for disciplining or terminating VA employees proven to have been engaged in misconduct faster and more streamlined.
The bill would specifically shorten the timeline for terminating bad-acting employees from over a year down to 77 days. It also allows the VA to reduce an employee’s pension if they were convicted of a felony that influenced their job performance, and provides the VA secretary with the ability to recoup bonuses and relocation expenses from employees engaged in such behavior that jeopardized the efficient care of military veterans.
The bill also takes additional steps to protect whistleblowers from retaliation, and provides more avenues for them to submit complaints. The VA must regularly submit to Congress both documented complaints and the steps taken by the agen
Jaime Herrera Beutler’s Bipartisan Bill to Aid Parents Traveling with Infants Approved by Congressional Committee Today, U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler’s Bottles and Breastfeeding Equipment Screening Act (BABES Act) was marked up by the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee. The BABES Act requires the Transit Security Administration (TSA) to better support air passengers traveling with breastmilk, formula and infant feeding equipment. Jaime partnered with Homeland Security Transportation Security Subcommittee Chairman and Ranking Member, John Katko (R-NY) and Kathleen Rice (D-NY) to introduce this bipartisan legislation. The Committee advanced the legislation unanimously.
Jaime made the following statement in support of her legislation which was submitted to the congressional record for this markup:
“I would like to extend my thanks to the Chairman and Ranking Member for their support of H.R.5065, the Bottles and Breastfeeding Equipment Screening Act. Air travel can present unique challenges for parents, especially travelling with infants. While TSA already has guidelines i
Sen. Murray and Rep. Herrera Beutler Announce Investments for Longview and Clark County to Strengthen Public Transportation Systems Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R- Southwest WA) announced three major Federal Transit Administration investments in Longview and Clark County’s public transportation systems made possible by Senator Murray and Rep. Herrera Beutler’s work to restore and fund the Bus and Bus Facilities Competitive Grant Program in last year’s transportation bill. RiverCities Transit, which serves Longview and Kelso, will receive grants to purchase two new biodiesel buses and to expand the Downtown Longview Transit Center. The other will go to C-Tran in Clark County for ten new hybrid buses, which will provide more efficient public transportation and support increased ridership.
Both Murray and Herrera Beutler strongly supported the applications to expand transportation options in Southwest Washington. Senator Murray wrote letters in support of RiverCities Transit’s application for two new biodiesel buses, and its application for the Downtown Longview Transit C