Herrera Beutler holds discussion on Portland crime


Republican from SW Washington said more federal money should go to police

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler was in the Portland area Thursday afternoon meeting with law enforcement officials from Portland and Southwest Washington about rising crime in the region.

Herrera Beutler, a Republican from Vancouver, was joined by her Republican colleague from New York, John Katko, for a roundtable discussion about the challenges facing the area, including crime, morale among law enforcement and ways to keep police officers from leaving the force.

Both congressional members answered questions from the media following the meeting.

After the roundtable, Herrera Beutler said the feedback she received made her want to put more federal money behind police forces.

On Tuesday, Herrera Beutler said she would oppose the “partisan” House of Representatives select committee to investigate the insurrection on January 6. Herrera Beutler, who voted to impeach President Trump following the insurrection, she she would not serve on it, Politico reported.

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