Jaime Herrera Beutler Endorsed by National Federation of Independent Business

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.

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Jaime Herrera Beutler Endorsed by Clark County Building Industry Group

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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Jaime Herrera Beutler Endorsed by Washington State Farm Bureau

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.”

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Attention – Campaign Kickoff Postponed

Friends and Supporters,

Out of an abundance of caution for those in our community ,we have decided to postpone the All Hands on Deck Campaign Kickoff Lunch scheduled for Monday, March 16th at the Vancouver Hilton.

We apologize for any scheduling issues this may cause for our attendees. At the recommendation of public health experts to help reduce risk, we’re making this decision to put our large, nonessential public event on hold. The health of our supporters and our entire community is my main priority at this time.

We still intend to hold this event, so be on the lookout for a rescheduled date. And while this event is a great opportunity to formally “kick off” our re-election campaign, let me assure you now that I’m in this race to win again in November. I’m so grateful to all of you who have signed up to be part of this important movement!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us at the campaign at (360) 597-3065 or email my campaign manager Parker Truax at [email protected]

Stay healthy!

Thanks,
Jaime

Children’s Hospitals Applaud U.S. House Introduction of Bipartisan ACE Kids Act of 2019

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.

Read the full article here.

Jaime Herrera Beutler Leads Long by Seven in Independent Poll

New York Times poll, the only independent survey in WA-03 congressional race, shows Jaime with comfortable lead
VANCOUVER – In a poll conducted by the New York Times in Southwest Washington’s third congressional district, Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler is leading Carolyn Long 48-41%.
The survey of 497 voters is the only independent public poll to date in this race. It was conducted via phone from October 14-19.  Detailed results are available here.
“In spite of piles of out of state liberal money flowing into Carolyn Long’s campaign and ads from Nancy Pelosi-aligned super PACs attacking Jaime, the only independent poll in this race shows what we’ve said all along – Jaime is winning,” said Parker Truax, campaign manager for Jaime for Congress. “The credit for Jaime’s comfortable lead goes to her strong record of fighting for solutions and getting results for the residents of Southwest Washington.”
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Carolyn Long will cost Southwest Washington residents on taxes, health care and tolling

Long has repeatedly called for a single-payer government healthcare takeover (aka “Medicare for All”) which could require doubling all federal income taxes.

  • The Daily News: “Long said she would vote for a so-called “Medicare for All” bill if Democrats win back control of the House, but she said that the chances of such a bill passing Congress would be nil.” (The Daily News 6/19/2018)

 

  • Long plans to eventually support Medicare for All:
    Question: “With your incremental approach, do you ever see yourself supporting a Medicare for All type healthcare program?”
    Long: “Absolutely. Absolutely.” (Washington State Indivisible Podcast 4/4/2018, 19:32)

 

  • Long on government run insurance: “Then I think people would get comfortable with a government run insurance. I think one of the great barriers is that people don’t understand it because of its complexity. But they are also fearful of a government plan, which is what happened with the ACA, because they thought government was going to control who they could see. A public option would get us a little bit closer to expanded care. Then at some point we have to start talking about single payer.” (Wahkiakum Eagle 4/5/2018)
    And this single-payer scheme would cost $32 trillion: “A doubling of all currently projected federal individual and corporate income tax collections would be insufficient to finance the added federal costs of the plan.” (Mercatus Center 7/30/2018)

 

Carolyn Long has repeatedly called for the complete repeal of the tax cuts passed last year, including the tax cuts that save Southwest Washington middle income families more than $2,300 per year.

 

  • On repealing Tax Cuts and Job Act: “I would not have voted for that bill, and if I could repeal that bill, I would.” (Columbian 8/24/2018)
    The average Southwest Washington family is saving $2,385 from these tax cuts. (Ways and Means Committee)

 

Carolyn Long believes efforts to stop Oregon from tolling I-5 and I-205 are “unnecessary.”

  • Long says legislation to stop tolling is unnecessary: “My understanding is that was unnecessary for that to be actual pieces of legislation, that that wouldn’t have happened to begin with.” (Columbian Editorial Board 7/18/2018)

 

  • Long inexplicably thinks the tolls were already stopped by an Oregon-led advisory board: “I do think that the policy committee is responsible for stopping it [Oregon’s plan to toll]. The bill that my opponent speaks of would put the decision to toll – it would have to be an agreement between the two governors, and it’s absolutely unnecessary because it makes it more of a partisan issue. This is something that should be handled by our transportation committees because they’re the professionals, and they’re the ones who I think are better suited to making a non-political decision.” (CVTV Debate 9/18/18, 16:45)

 

Setting the Record Straight: Carolyn Long Supports $32 trillion “Medicare for All”, Repealing Southwest Washington Tax Cuts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

VANCOUVER – Jaime Herrera Beutler’s campaign today confirmed that congressional candidate Carolyn Long has repeatedly pledged to vote for the government takeover of the U.S. health care system known as “Medicare for All” and overturn the entire tax cut bill benefitting 90% of Southwest Washington residents.

“Carolyn Long has praised and pledged to vote for a $32 trillion ‘Medicare for all’ plan not once, but repeatedly.  She has also pledged to overturn the entire federal tax cut bill that is saving Southwest Washington families $2,300 per year – repeatedly,” said Jaime for Congress campaign manager Parker Truax. “Despite her attempts to waffle on these positions at today’s debate in Woodland, her prior statements speak for themselves: Carolyn Long would vote to raise taxes on Southwest Washington families and wreck our health care system while bankrupting Medicare’s finances and ending that vital program as we know it.”

Long opposes the tax cuts and would repeal the whole bill:

  • January 24 on KXRW Unfiltered Radio, when asked about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, aka the tax cut bill:

Long: “So, I hate the entire bill, I’d like to throw it all out.”

Long: “I would not have voted for that bill, and if I could repeal that bill, I would.”

Question: “The tax cuts have put more money into peoples’ paychecks for people around the country. We’re seeing the GDP at, what, 4% or over 4%. Knowing that now, would you have voted for or against that tax bill if you would’ve been in Congress?”

Long: “Oh, I would have voted against it.”

Long supports “Medicare for All” once Democrats control the U.S. House:

“Long said she would vote for a so-called “Medicare for All” bill if Democrats win back control of the House…”

Question: “With your incremental approach, do you ever see yourself supporting a Medicare for All type healthcare program?”

Long: “Absolutely. Absolutely.”

Long: “Then I think people would get comfortable with a government run insurance. I think one of the great barriers is that people don’t understand it because of its complexity. But they are also fearful of a government plan, which is what happened with the ACA, because they thought government was going to control who they could see. A public option would get us a little bit closer to expanded care. Then at some point we have to start talking about single payer.”

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Jaime Herrera Beutler Secures Key Backing from Law Enforcement

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.”

Hypocrite Much? Carolyn Long Ad Decries Drug Companies while Her Family’s Livelihood Comes from Drug Companies

Hypocrite Much? Carolyn Long Ad Decries Drug Companies while Her Family’s Livelihood Comes from Drug Companies

Vancouver, WA – This week, Carolyn Long launched a campaign attack ad suggesting drug company money is influencing Jaime’s actions in Congress.
The problem?
Carolyn Long’s family’s livelihood comes from the success of drug companies; her husband is a pharmaceutical sales representative for Sanofi-Aventis.  Their family’s pensions worth between $30,000-$100,000 are with Pfizer and Merck – two of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.  In the required financial disclosure form, Long refused to list the level of her husband’s income from drug sales.
Long’s attack ad falsely states:
“Jaime Herrera Beutler took $56,000 from drug companies, then voted with them to raise prescription costs.” The ad cites Jaime’s vote to repeal Obamacare in January of 2011 as evidence – legislation she pledged to oppose before even running for Congress and a vote she took before virtually any of those campaign contributions were made.
“Carolyn Long is the worst kind of hypocrite if she’s going to try and make this race about the influence of drug money, since drug money helps pay her family’s mortgage and is feathering their retirement,” said Jaime for Congress campaign manager Parker Truax. “While our campaign’s advertising had been focusing on candidates’ differences on the issues, Professor ‘Civility in Politics’ Long just accused Jaime of taking legal bribes. The problem is, Long went after Jaime on ties to an industry that sends checks to the Long family mailbox.
“We didn’t take the campaign to this level, but if Carolyn ‘Civility’ Long is going to talk about drug company money, voters need to know that her ties to pharmaceutical companies are the strongest in this race.”
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