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 ...
Cantwell, Herrera Beutler Introduce Bill to Support Dungeness Crab Fishermen, Provide Stability to Fisheries Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) introduced bipartisan bills in the Senate and House, respectively, to permanently extend a decades-long fishery management agreement that has been vital to Washington state’s Dungeness crab fishery.
The states of Washington, Oregon, and California cooperatively manage the West Coast crab fishery in federal waters under a tri-state agreement that Congress first authorized in 1998. The act would make that existing authority permanent. The agreement expired without a replacement in 2016.
Since early January, crab fleets from Northern California to Washington state have kept their boats in port as part of a disagreement with seafood processors. Although an agreement was recently reached, the Cantwell and Herrera Beutler bills will help to reintroduce much-needed stability to the industry.
“The Dungeness crab fishery is critical to fishermen and coastal economies in Washington state,
President Signs Jaime Herrera Beutler’s BABES Act into Law Today, President Obama signed U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler’s bill, the Bottles and Breastfeeding Equipment Screening Act (BABES Act), into law. This bipartisan solution will require the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to better accommodate parents traveling with breast milk, infant food and feeding equipment.
“Too many parents have dealt with the TSA’s harassment-like treatment for carrying infant food and breast milk through airport security – even though this is allowed under TSA’s own guidelines. With the president signing my bill into law today, we will make it easier for families to travel with the supplies and food they need,” said Jaime. “The BABES Act will ensure that TSA agents are trained to provide families traveling with breastmilk with reasonable, consistent treatment, and that the agency maintains this priority in the future for new hires and retraining activities.”
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U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler Requests Investigation into Veteran’s Death after VA Delays Cancer Treatment After learning that a Southwest Washington veteran’s cancer treatment was delayed three months by the VA, Jaime Herrera Beutler has requested that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs launch an investigation into the lapse that appears to have cost him his life.
Jaime sent a letter to VA Secretary Robert McDonald today asking him to launch an investigation into why it took the VA three months to schedule an appointment for what could have been a treatable diagnosis. According to a report in The Chronicle newspaper, Mr. John Weston was diagnosed in July of 2016 with a tumor on his liver but was not scheduled for treatment until October. During that time, the tumor grew and became untreatable, and Mr. Weston passed away in December.
Getting to the bottom of this tragic situation is imperative to improving veterans’ access to timely and quality health care in Southwest Washington- one of Jaime’s top priorities in Congress.
The text of Jaime’s letter to the VA secretary
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler Urges Replacement Health Care Solutions to Accompany ACA Repeal Efforts Today, Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler sent a letter to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan urging him to ensure Congress pursues replacement health care solutions simultaneously with efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
The text of Jaime’s letter to Speaker Paul Ryan follows, and a PDF of the original letter is available here:
Dear Speaker Ryan:
As Congress approaches the significant task of undoing the damage that has been done to Americans’ health care and the U.S. economy by repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), I urge you to undertake the implementation of replacement health care solutions with equal urgency and purpose.
I know we share the same vision when it comes to Americans’ health care: to make it more affordable, accessible and higher quality for all citizens. Your leadership with regard to the ACA to this point should be commended; you’ve recognized that rather than trying to patch the massive problems of a fundamentally flawed progr