Month: November 2015

JHB backs Marco Rubio for president

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, announced she is endorsing Florida Sen. Marco Rubio for the presidential nomination. Herrera Beutler said early on in the race she was impressed with Rubio […]

Democrats tap Cleveland to lead on health care issues

Democrats picked Sen. Annette Cleveland, of Vancouver, to lead their caucus on health care issues. She was picked to be the ranking member of the Senate Health Care Committee this week. […]

Governors do not actually control whether refugees are allowed in the state

Exactly one week after more than one hundred people lost their lives in Paris, protesters appeared in Olympia to either oppose or show support for the welcoming of refugees into […]

Have you or a loved one been deployed overseas?

Former Congressman Brian Baird, a Democrat who once represented Southwest Washington, was speaking to a colleague in Congress about the man’s medical training. As Baird tells it, the colleague told him, […]

Southwest Washington veterans

Every November, U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, shares the stories of Southwest Washington’s veterans on her website. “It is my duty to honor our military veterans by making sure they […]

Social media and civic engagement

The majority of residents in Oregon and Washington’s major cities use social media. For anyone who has been in a coffee shop in Portland or Seattle recently and witnessed the number […]

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