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Source: United States House of Representatives – Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03)

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  • Jaime Herrera Beutler Named “Friend of Farm Bureau”
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Our Economy, Natural Resources and the Environment, Forestry

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) today announced she has earned the “Friend of Farm Bureau” award for her steadfast support of Southwest Washington’s farmers and ranchers in Congress. Herrera Beutler received an official notice from the American Farm Bureau that she received this distinction. The Friend of Farm Bureau award is given to members of Congress who have supported farm-friendly legislation and who were nominated by their respective state Farm Bureaus. “It’s an honor to be re… Read more

  • Jaime Herrera Beutler Urges Quick Reopening of Forest Service Recreation Access Points in Gorge, Gifford Pinchot
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Natural Resources and the Environment, Forestry

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler yesterday formally urged the U.S. Forest Service to quickly restore public access to its sites within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Gifford Pinchot National Forest recreation areas. In her letter, she emphasized the need to both rely on proper social distancing guidelines but to avoid weeks of delay in reopening. The full text of the letter follows, and PDF of the letter is available here. Dear Regional Forester Casamassa: I am writing to r… Read more

  • Jaime Herrera Beutler Weighs in on Flawed Marbled Murrelet Plan that will Harm Pacific, Wahkiakum Counties
    Posted in Press Releases on November 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Natural Resources and the Environment, Forestry

    Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler expressed serious concerns to U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt this week over a flawed conservation plan that will harm rural communities within Pacific and Wahkiakum Counties. Read more

  • Reps. Herrera Beutler, Schrader Introduce Legislation to Extend Harvesting of Special Forest Products
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Natural Resources and the Environment, Forestry

    U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) introduced a bill today to permanently reauthorize the U.S. Forest Service’s (USFS) Special Forest Products pilot program that allows the sustainable harvest of special forest products on lands in the National Forest System. The program allows the public to harvest natural forest resources for personal or commercial use; these special products include mushrooms, roots, seeds, Christmas trees and firewood, among others. Read more

  • Columbian: Herrera Beutler: Columbian’s criticism of ESA updates misleading
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on September 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Natural Resources and the Environment, Forestry

    As this region’s federal representative, I’ve worked to protect our endangered species — from promoting a healthy Gifford Pinchot National Forest to boosting native salmon runs to brokering collaborative solutions that preserve endangered species such as the Oregon spotted frog. Read more

  • U.S. Forest Service Releasing Full Payment to Rural Counties Following Jaime Herrera Beutler Request
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Forestry

    U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler expressed her support of the U.S. Forest Service’s (USFS) decision to release full Secure Rural Schools (SRS) funding. Herrera Beutler had been pressing USFS to use its authority to ensure communities were receiving the full payments. Read more

  • Jaime Herrera Beutler Presses U.S. Forest Service to Release Full Secure Rural Schools Payment to Rural Counties
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Our Economy, Forestry

    U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler urged the U.S. Forest Service today to release a portion of Secure Rural Schools funding to rural counties that had been previously withheld. Read more

  • Jaime Herrera Beutler Secures Protection for Pacific, Wahkiakum Counties Against Scientifically-Flawed Federal Plan Aimed at Marbled Murrelet
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Our Economy, Forestry

    Today, U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler successfully secured legislative protection for Pacific and Wahkiakum counties against an unnecessary halt on economic activity by U.S. Fish and Wildlife. Read more

  • Jaime Herrera Beutler Helps Secure Funding to Combat Opioid Epidemic, Provide Mental Health Resources and Other Southwest Washington Priorities
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Education, Transportation, Veterans, Forestry , Salmon

    U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler helped obtain funding for mental health resources, wildfire prevention, school safety measures, and efforts to fight the opioid epidemic in the spending package she voted for and the U.S. House approved today. Read more

  • Jaime Herrera Beutler, U.S. House Vote to Improve Health of Federal Forests
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Forestry

    Today, U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler helped the U.S. House advance a bipartisan bill reforming the care for federal forests by preventatively reducing the threat of catastrophic wildfire and protecting against insect and disease infestations while maintaining environmental safeguards. Read more

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