Jaime Herrera Beutler

Spring 2023
Resident Fellow
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Jaime Herrera Beutler is a former congresswoman and Washington state legislator with 15 years of experience building and leading bipartisan coalitions that delivered legislative victories for maternal healthcare, environmental protection, energy, timber, medical care for children, and small businesses. Jaime is known for investigating problems and crafting bipartisan solutions leading to her ranking as Washington state’s most effective federal legislator and Time Magazine’s “40 Under 40.” Jaime is Washington state’s first Hispanic to hold federal office.

From 2011-2022, Jaime served as the U.S. Representative for Southwest Washington’s 3rd district, where she was a nine-year member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, ranking member of the subcommittee on Legislative Branch, member of the Joint Economic Committee, and a leading voice in health, energy, and financial services subcommittees. Throughout her career, Jaime championed legislation of nationwide importance while always making good-paying jobs and economic opportunity her top priority. She also happily became the ninth woman in history to give birth while serving in Congress, and she did so three times during her service. 

A sought-after spokesperson, Jaime has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Atlantic, Marie Claire, TODAY Show, CNN, Fox & Friends and other major media outlets. Jaime has received numerous awards including the Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship (U.S. Chamber of Commerce), Gift-of-Life Legislator of the Year (American Society of Transplantation), Legislator of the Year (Pacific Northwest Waterways Association), Congressional Champion for Children’s Health (Save the Children),  and Recognition of Leadership on Endangered Salmon Predation Prevention (Coastal Conservation Association).

Jaime lives in Washington with her husband Daniel, and children Abigail, Ethan, and Isana.

Disclaimer: This information is accurate for the time period that this person was affiliated with the Institute of Politics.