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Jaime Herrera Beutler
Jaime Herrera Beutler.jpg
U.S. House, Washington, District 3
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorBrian Baird (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Cost per vote$9.15 in 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Campaign $$3,215,943
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington House of Representatives
2007-2011
Education
Associate'sBellevue Community College
Bachelor'sUniversity of Washington
Personal
BirthdayNovember 3, 1978
Place of birthGlendale, California
ProfessionPublic Service
Net worth$8,000.50
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Jaime Herrera Beutler (b. November 3, 1978, in Glendale, CA) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing Washington's 3rd Congressional District. Herrera Beutler was first elected in 2010 and won re-election on November 6, 2012. Herrera Beutler is currently serving her second consecutive term.[1].

Herrera Beutler ran for re-election to the U.S. House to represent Washington's 3rd District. She and Bob Dingethal (D) were the top two vote-getters in the blanket primary. Herrera Beutler defeated Dingethal in the general election.[2]

On July 15, 2013, Herrera Beutler became the ninth congresswoman to give birth while serving in Congress. Her daughter, born at 28 weeks without kidneys, is the first baby on record to survive a prenatal diagnosis of Potter's Syndrome.[3]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Herrera Beutler is a more moderate right of center Republican Party vote. As a result, she may break with the Republican Party line more than her fellow members.

Biography

Herrera Beutler was born in Glendale, California. She was homeschooled from the first through ninth grade, and she graduated from Prairie High School in the Battle Ground School District in Clark County. While at Prairie High School, she played on the basketball team.[4]

She attended Seattle Pacific University from 1996-1998, earned her associate degree from Bellevue Community College in 2003 and earned her a B.A. in communications with an emphasis in political science, from the University of Washington in 2004.[5]

She was a Republican member of the Washington House of Representatives. She represented District 18 from 2007-2010. Herrera Beutler was first appointed to this seat in 2007 to fill a vacancy and then won election to the seat in November 2008. Herrera Beutler served as the Assistant Minority Floor Leader.[6]

Herrera Beutler served as director of development for a youth leadership development program. She served as an intern to state senator Joe Zarelli and as an intern in the White House to the director of political affairs. She was a legislative assistant to U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and an event coordinator.

Career

The following is an abbreviated list of Herrera Beutler's professional and political career:[7]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Herrera Beutler serves on the following committees:[8]

2011-2012

Herrera Beutler served on the following House committees:[9]

Washington House of Representatives

While a member of the Washington House of Representatives, Herrera Beutler served on the following committees:

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[10] For more information pertaining to Herrera Beutler's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[11]

National security

NDAA

Nay3.png Herrera Beutler voted in opposition of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[12]

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.png Herrera Beutler voted in opposition of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[12]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Neutral/Abstain Herrera Beutler did not vote on House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[12]

CISPA (2013)

Nay3.png Herrera Beutler voted in opposition of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[13] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[12]

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[14] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[15][16] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[16] Herrera Beutler voted with 161 other Republican representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[17][18] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[18] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[19] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Herrera Beutler voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[17]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[20] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[21] Herrera Beutler voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[22]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[23] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Herrera Beutler voted for HR 2775.[24]

Immigration


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.
Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png Herrera Beutler supported House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[25] The vote largely followed party lines.[26]

Healthcare

Repealing Obamacare

Yea3.png Herrera Beutler has supported attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[27]

Social issues

Abortion

Yea3.png Herrera Beutler supported HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196. The purpose of the bill was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[28]

Government affairs

HR 676
See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[29] Herrera Beutler joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[30][31]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal cliff

Yea3.png Herrera Beutler voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003, while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. She was one of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[32]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Herrera Beutler's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Herrera Beutler is a Moderate Conservative. Herrera Beutler received a score of 25 percent on social issues and 67 percent on economic issues.[33]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[34]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Unknown
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Strongly Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Unknown
Support & expand free trade Unknown Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Unknown
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Strongly Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Neutral Stay out of Iran Strongly Opposes
Privatize Social Security Strongly Opposes Never legalize marijuana Unknown
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[33]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Jaime Herrera Beutler endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [35]

Elections

2014

See also: Washington's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Herrera Beutler ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Washington's 3rd District. She and Bob Dingethal (D) were the top two vote-getters in the blanket primary.[2] Herrera Beutler went on to defeat Dingethal in the general election. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Election results

General election
U.S. House, Washington District 3 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJaime Herrera Beutler Incumbent 60.6% 80,764
     Democratic Bob Dingethal 39.4% 52,460
Total Votes 133,224
Source: Washington Secretary of State Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.
Blanket primary
U.S. House, Washington District 3, Blanket Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJaime Herrera Beutler Incumbent 48.4% 45,065
Green check mark transparent.pngBob Dingethal 38.8% 36,115
Michael Delavar 12.9% 12,000
Total Votes 93,180
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Media


"Ed board: 3rd Congressional District."

2012

See also: Washington's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

Herrera Beutler won re-election in 2012.[36][37] She and Jon T. Haugen advanced past the blanket primary on August 7, 2012, and competed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[38]

Herrera Beutler had the fundraising advantage as well as endorsements from the media.[39][40] Haugen did not receive the state Democratic Party endorsement.[40]

Herrera Beutler has a record of supporting tax cuts and has pledged to continue to do so.[39] Haugen wanted to bring home the troops from Afghanistan and supported the Affordable Care Act.[41]

U.S. House, Washington District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJaime Herrera Beutler Incumbent 60.4% 177,446
     Democratic Jon T. Haugen 39.6% 116,438
Total Votes 293,884
Source: Washington Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Washington District 3 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJaime Herrera Beutler Incumbent 56.5% 68,603
Green check mark transparent.pngJon Haugen 37.6% 45,693
Norma Jean Stevens 5.9% 7,108
Total Votes 121,404
[42]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Jaime Herrera won election to the United States House. She defeated Denny Heck (D) in the general election.[43]

U.S. House, Washington District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJaime Herrera 53% 152,799
     Democratic Denny Heck 47% 135,654
Total Votes 288,453

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Jaime Herrera won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 18 receiving 60.01% of the vote (42,355 votes), defeating Democrat Vanessa Duplessie, who received 39.99% of the vote (28,226 votes).[44]

Washington House of Representatives, District 18(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jaime Herrera (R) 42,355 60.01%
Vanessa Duplessie (D) 28,226 39.99%

Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Herrera Beutler attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Herrera Beutler's reports.[45]

Jamie Herrera Beutler (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[46]April 15, 2013$55,938.88$239,255.99$(74,709.84)$220,485.03
July Quarterly[47]July 15, 2013$220,485.03$312,452.99$(90,508.74)$442,429.28
October Quarterly[48]October 15, 2013$442,429.28$156,212.01$(94,353.04)$504,288.25
Year-end[49]January 31, 2014$504,288$290,552$(91,400)$703,440
April Quarterly[50]April 15, 2014$705,740.75$170,178.1$(109,703.07)$766,215.78
Running totals
$1,168,651.09$(460,674.69)

Comprehensive donor information for Herrera Beutler is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Herrera Beutler raised a total of $3,215,943 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 4, 2013.[51]

Jaime Herrera Beutler's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Washington, District 3) Won $1,658,722
2010 US House (Washington, District 3) Won $1,557,221
Grand Total Raised $3,215,943

Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2012


Herrera Beutler won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Herrera Beutler's campaign committee raised a total of $1,658,722 and spent $1,623,136.[52]

Cost per vote

Herrera Beutler spent $9.15 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Herrera Beutler's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Herrera Beutler won election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Herrera Beutler's campaign committee raised a total of $1,557,221 and spent $1,534,650.[53]

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Herrera Beutler's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
House Republican Organizational CMTE of Washington $2,500
Building Industry Association of Washington $1,600
Molina Health Care $1,600
Washington Beverage Association $1,600
Washington State Dental Association $1,500

Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Herrera Beutler's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $1,001 to $15,000. That averages to $8,000.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Herrera Beutler ranked as the 404th most wealthy representative in 2012.[54] Between 2009 and 2012, Herrera Beutler's calculated net worth[55] decreased by an average of 18 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[56]

Herrera Beutler Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2009$17,124.00
2012$8,000.50
Growth from 2009 to 2012:-53%
Average annual growth:-18%[57]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[58]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Herrera Beutler received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Retired industry. Comparatively, the top industry employer in Washington's 3rd Congressional District was Educational services, and health care and social assistance, according to a 2012 U.S. Census survey.[59]

From 2009-2014, 24.49 percent of Herrera Beutler's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[60]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Jaime Herrera Beutler Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $4,665,868
Total Spent $3,783,449
Top industry in the districtEducational services, and health care and social assistance
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$379,115
Leadership PACs$275,878
Real Estate$200,151
Securities & Investment$156,507
Forestry & Forest Products$131,054
% total in top industry8.13%
% total in top two industries14.04%
% total in top five industries24.49%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Herrera Beutler is a "centrist Republican follower," as of July 31, 2014.[61] This was the same rating Herrera Beutler received in June 2013.[62]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[63]

Herrera Beutler most often votes with:

Herrera Beutler least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Herrera Beutler missed 332 of 2,714 roll call votes from January 2011 to July 2014. This amounts to 12.2 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[64]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Herrera Beutler paid her congressional staff a total of $747,603 in 2011. Overall, Washington ranked 18th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[65]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Herrera Beutler was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Herrera Beutler's staff was given an apparent $14,000.00 in bonus money.[66]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Herrera Beutler ranked 206th in the conservative rankings in 2013.[67]

2012

Herrera Beutler ranked 204th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[68]

2011

Herrera Beutler ranked 222nd in the conservative rankings in 2011.[69]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Herrera Beutler voted with the Republican Party 89.8 percent of the time, which ranked 212th among the 233 House Republican members as of July 2014.[70]

2013

Herrera Beutler voted with the Republican Party 90.2 percent of the time, which ranked 186th among the 242 House Republican members as of July 2013.[71]

Personal

Herrera Beutler and her husband, Daniel Beutler, live in Camas, Washington.[72] She started her political career while single and ran as Jaime Herrera. She married Daniel Beutler during her time in office, and following her election to the U.S. House in 2010, she chose to take her husband's name and now goes by Jaime Herrera Beutler.

Potter's syndrome

She announced on May 1, 2013, that the couple was expecting their first child. On June 3, 2013, Herrera Beutler revealed on her Facebook page that their unborn child had a life threatening condition known as Potter's Syndrome.[73][74] On July 15, 2013, Herrera Beutler gave birth to Abigail Rose in Portland, Oregon. The baby was born at 28-weeks. She had fully developed lungs, but she was born without kidneys. This is the first known case of a fetus surviving a diagnosis of Potter's Syndrome.[3]

"Rising star"

In 2010, Herrera Beutler was included in Time Magazine's 40 under 40 list of "rising stars of American politics."[75] In August 2012, she was included in a list of 20 Latino political rising stars compiled by the San Francisco Chronicle.[76]

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See also

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Political offices
Preceded by
Brian Baird
U.S. House of Representatives - Washington, 3rd District
2011-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Washington House of Representatives - District 18
2007–2010
Succeeded by
Ann Rivers (R)