June 30, 2022
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Jaime Herrera Beutler Endorsed by Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs
Vancouver, WA – Today, Jaime Herrera Beutler announced that her campaign for re-election has been endorsed by the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs (WACOPS), the largest, oldest, and most influential organization representing law enforcement professionals in Washington state.
“I’ve always made it a top priority to support the men and women of law enforcement as they put their lives on the line to protect our communities,” said Jaime. “To be endorsed by the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs is an honor, and I’ll continue doing everything I can in Congress to provide the resources they need to do their jobs safely and effectively.”
To view the official letter of endorsement, please visit: https://votejaime.com/wacops
To learn more about WACOPS, please visit: www.wacops.org
The leading small business association endorses Jaime because she is a “true champion for the small business community in Washington”
Vancouver, WA – Today, Jaime Herrera Beutler welcomed the news that her campaign has been endorsed by the National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s leading voice for small businesses.
Jaime has consistently championed solutions to support small businesses throughout her service in Congress. She helped successfully lower taxes for craft breweries, restaurants and countless other Southwest Washington small businesses in 2017. During the COVID pandemic, Jaime helped champion the creation of the Paycheck Protection Program which provided small businesses with forgivable loans to continue paying their employees and has helped protect 90,000 jobs in Southwest Washington.
“Congresswoman Herrera Beutler has proven to be a dedicated small business supporter during her time in Congress,” said Patrick Connor, NFIB’s Washington State Director. “She has shown a deep understanding of the issues small business owners in Washington care about, such as regulatory relief and making small business tax relief permanent. We are proud to endorse Congresswoman Herrera Beutler today, and we look forward to continuing to work with her in the U.S. House of Representatives.”
“We are pleased to endorse Congresswoman Herrera Beutler today for re-election,” said NFIB National Political Director Sharon Sussin. “She is a true champion for the small business community in Washington and across the country, and we are confident she will continue to represent small businesses well in Congress.”
“Small businesses are the heart of Southwest Washington’s economy, so I’m incredibly honored to receive this distinction as the best candidate to protect them during this challenging time and support their comeback once we emerge from this health crisis,” said Jaime.
Builders support Jaime for her work to “move the needle on housing affordability in Clark County” and standing up for homebuilders at a time of uncertainty
Vancouver, WA – Today, Jaime Herrera Beutler welcomed the news that her campaign has been endorsed by the Building Industry Group, a non-partisan Political Action Committee for the Building Industry Association (BIA) of Clark County.
Jaime has consistently maintained the goal of increasing affordable housing during her time in Congress, and has taken action to support local businesses and employees in the building and construction industry. In March, the U.S. House approved Jaime’s legislation to lift barriers inhibiting the creation of affordable housing. Jaime is also working to create a national housing task force to make recommendations to Congress that will address the housing affordability crisis. And as a senior member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, Jaime secured emergency funds to specifically protect public housing options for vulnerable residents in Southwest Washington against COVID-19 impacts.
“The Building Industry Association of Clark County is proud to endorse Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler in her bid to continue representing us in Congress,” said Building Industry Group Chair Tracy Wilson. “Jaime has been a champion for affordable housing to Clark County, and we know we can count on her to continue taking action in Congress to support our communities.”
“Our local home builders, construction businesses, and all of the workers they employ are key to increasing affordable housing in our region, and I welcome their formal endorsement of my campaign,” said Jaime. “I’ll continue to be a champion for solutions that support these small businesses and increase affordable homes for Southwest Washington families.”
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Vancouver, WA – Today, Jaime Herrera Beutler announced that her campaign has been endorsed by the Washington State Farm Bureau. The Washington State Farm Bureau is the state’s largest organization representing farmers and ranchers with more than 47,000 member families.
“We’re thankful to Jaime for her interest in and support of issues vital to Washington agriculture and her desire to lead on these issues as a U.S. Congresswoman,” said Washington State Farm Bureau CEO John Stuhlmiller.
“I’m honored that my work in Congress has earned our campaign the formal endorsement of Southwest Washington’s most active and dedicated agriculture organization that advocates for our farming businesses,” said Jaime. “I’ll continue fighting to make sure policymakers in D.C. don’t leave our rural communities behind because the work our farming families do to feed our communities is so important.”
Children’s Hospital Association
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The bipartisan Advancing Care for Exceptional (ACE) Kids Act of 2019 (H.R. 1226) was introduced in the U.S. House by lead co-sponsors Reps. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., and Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash. Children’s hospitals applaud these leaders for prioritizing children’s health by championing legislation to help our nation’s sickest children.
The ACE Kids Act supports better coordination of care for children with complex medical conditions in Medicaid, reducing the burden on families. It enables care closest to the families’ homes and communities, reduces unnecessary hospitalizations, and provides more seamless access to specialized care the child may need across state lines. This legislative effort follows the ACE Kids Act of 2017, which achieved strong bipartisan support in both the House and Senate, passing the House late last year by an overwhelming majority.
The Senate introduced their own version of the ACE Kids Act (S. 317) last week. Children’s hospitals look forward to working with lawmakers to advance this critical bipartisan legislation on behalf of children and families across the country.
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Washington State Fraternal Order of Police endorse Jaime for “always supporting the men and women that put their lives on the line every day”
Vancouver, WA – Jaime Herrera Beutler today announced that her campaign has earned the endorsement of the Washington State Fraternal Order of Police (WAFOP) – the state chapter of the nation’s largest law enforcement organization representing 2,600 police officials in Washington alone.
In its letter, WAFOP cited Jaime’s backing of legislation that would create federal penalties for attacks that seriously injure or kill police officers, and other solutions during her tenure in office that have provided consistent support for law enforcement. “Your dedication for public safety has shown our members that you will continue to support and advocate for law enforcement, not only in the state of Washington, but throughout this nation,” WAFOP wrote in its endorsement letter. “Thank you for always supporting the men and women that put their lives on the line every day to protect and serve within the communities they live in.”
“I’m honored that Washington’s chapter of the nation’s largest organization of law enforcement officers recognizes that I’m the best person to keep working for them in Congress. I can’t imagine Southwest Washington communities without these brave men and women who daily put themselves in harm’s way to keep us safe,” said Jaime. “Every single day, I fight so that Southwest Washington residents can live securely and pursue opportunity, and it’s our law enforcement officers who make sure those rights are protected.”
For a geographically and economically diverse region, Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, remains the best person to represent Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends that voters support Herrera Beutler in her contest against longtime state representative Jim Moeller, D-Vancouver.
As always, this is merely a recommendation. The Columbian trusts voters to examine the candidates and the issues before casting an informed ballot. In a high-profile race with two candidates who long have been in the public eye, there is no shortage of information through which to assess the contenders. In addition, Herrera Beutler and Moeller have agreed to a pair of debates — Oct. 10 and Oct. 25.
Herrera Beutler has steadily grown into the job during three terms of representing a district that extends from the Pacific Ocean across Southwest Washington to the eastern edge of Klickitat County. Judging by bills she has sponsored, her thoughtful and reasonable approach to addressing the concerns of constituents has focused primarily upon health care and the use of public lands and natural resources — items of vital importance to this region.
In the wake of the oil train derailment in the Columbia River Gorge, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler is pressing the U.S. Department of Transportation study ways to reduce fire and explosion risks during oil train derailments.
Herrera Beutler sent a letter to the U.S. Department Transportation this month encouraging the agency to consider breaking up long strings of oil tank cars with other cars containing non-volatile products.
“Currently, oil trains are traveling along the Columbia River Gorge, and my focus is on ensuring federal regulations are making these shipments as safely as possible,” Herrera Beutler (R-Camas) said n a press release Monday. “Long lines of oil cars are becoming a more familiar sight in our region, and if breaking them up into smaller blocks will better protect our citizens, the Columbia River and nearby forests, we should put a federal standard in place – quickly.”
In a recent editorial for The Hill — a newspaper that covers Congress — Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, got right to the point. “Zika is not a theoretical threat,” she wrote. “It is very real, and scientists are warning that it could have catastrophic impacts right here in the U.S.”
Ideally, the Senate will heed those threats today when it is expected to consider competing plans for combatting the disease. In February, President Obama requested $1.9 billion to fight Zika, a request that largely has gone ignored until now. Senate Democrats have been in favor of approving the request; Senate Republicans have been leaning toward $1.1 billion in funding — so long as that money is taken from funding earmarked for the Affordable Care Act. It is the same kind of gridlock that has so poorly served the American public in recent years.
But last week, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., announced a bipartisan agreement forged with Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., to approve $1.1 billion in straightforward funding — an idea designed to draw support from both parties.
Meanwhile, Herrera Beutler has been beating the drum in the House of Representatives for funding to figh
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler is championing a measure to help first responders prepare for an oil-by-rail spill or explosion.
On Friday morning, she listened to local fire officials express the challenges they face, from understaffing to limited financial resources, and their desire to develop regional coordinated responses for hazardous material incidents.
The measure Herrera Beutler is advocating would direct the Federal Emergency Management Agency to consider grant requests for hazmat operations, including training and planning, a priority.
Herrera Beutler called it a “common-sense definition change” that should gain approval.
The Camas Republican noted there are federal funds available for equipment, but coordinating and planning haven’t been prioritized to the same degree.
“So, we said, ‘Great, let’s change the definition and allow you to be able to apply for and get planning dollars that help you coordinate, in case we have, God forbid, a major spill,’ ” Herrera Beutler said.