“Our region is uniquely positioned on the Pacific Ocean and the Columbian River, and we need to maintain our waterways so that they remain an incredible asset to our economy. The funding in this bill for maintaining ports like Chinook and Ilwaco is essential to growing jobs in our economy, and I’m pleased we’re utilizing the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund to keep our waterways operating at full capacity,”
Leadership: During her first term in Congress, Representative Herrera Beutler introduced the “Small Business Opportunities Act” — a bipartisan reform to the federal contracting process that increases opportunities for thousands of America’s small businesses. This initiative was included in the 2013 defense authorization bill that the President signed into law on January 2, 2013. She also spearheaded a bipartisan effort to protect Southwest Washington manufacturing and forest-product industry jobs from a costly government regulation known as the “Forest Roads Rule.” As a State Representative, her first bill – a bipartisan proposal to give tax relief to business owners serving in the military – was signed into law. Through these efforts she’s learned the value of common sense solutions that work for people instead of partisan bickering.
Congresswoman Herrera Beutler has worked on a number of important ocean and fishery issues, and has been the House lead on the West Coast Crab Management Act (HR 2168) to ensure proper, science based management of the crab fishery for many years; and the Alaska Pollock and Golden King Crab Labeling Act (HR 3806), to eliminate confusion over mislabeled imports from less sustainably managed fisheries. In her seat on the CJS Appropriations Subcommittee, she is intimately involved with helping to ensure that key NOAA ocean and scientific programs are amply funded.
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