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, Patty Murray, Maria Cantwell Applaud Final FAA Rule that will Protect Pearson Airport Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-SW WA) and Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) today applauded the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new rules that will allow Pearson Airport, one of the oldest operating airfields in the U.S., to continue to operate in a manner that is economically feasible while fostering airspace safety.
The FAA issued its final rules on September 12, 2016 that will once and for all scrap the restrictive “Pearson Box” proposal that would have limited flights in and out of Pearson Airport, while still enhancing the region’s air safety. The Pearson Box arrangement had been put on hold in 2013 after Herrera Beutler, Murray and Cantwell had successfully facilitated dialogue between the FAA and the local stakeholders who were concerned over its potential impact.
“I applaud FAA for finding a solution that allows Pearson Field Airport to remain a great asset for Southwest Washington,” said Congresswoman Herrera Beutler.&nb
Jaime Herrera Beutler Champions Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention in Water Infrastructure Bill that Passes House Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA) that steps up protection on the Columbia River system against aquatic invasive species via an amendment successfully championed by Jaime Herrera Beutler.
The WRDA bill authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to maintain our national waterways infrastructure, vital to economic growth and targeted flood prevention. Jaime led the effort to speed up the utilization of funds that have already been approved for invasive species prevention, ensuring this funding would quickly be applied to support watercraft inspection stations along the Columbia River.
The impacts of a quagga and zebra mussel invasion of the Columbia River system would be devastating. According to the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, the potential costs of a quagga mussel introduction into the Pacific Northwest has been estimated at more than $500 million annually.
Last night, Jaime successfully defe
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
Jaime Herrera Beutler’s Bipartisan Bill to Aid Parents Traveling with Infants Passes U.S. House of Representatives Today, U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler’s Bottles and Breastfeeding Equipment Screening Act (BABES Act) was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives with unanimous support.
Jaime introduced the BABES Act in response to reports of traveling parents being subject to inconsistent, harassment-like scrutiny from the Transit Security Administration (TSA) when attempting to travel with breastmilk, formula and infant feeding equipment – items explicitly allowed under TSA guidelines. The BABES Act would require TSA to better support these air passengers by providing its agents with ongoing training, leading to more consistent enforcement of current procedures across all airport security checkpoints
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, and the Homeland Security Committee unanimously approved the bill earlier this month.