Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Sept. 30, 2020

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Herrera Beutler helps secure $11M for state to fight coronavirus


LONGVIEW — Southwest Washington Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler helped secure an additional $11.48 million for Washington’s response to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

As a senior member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, Herrera Beutler helped secure the funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a press release.

The funds will help reimburse costs for test kits, setting up quarantine units and moving people to quarantine locations, according to the release.

When combined with $2.75 million in CDC funding approved last week, the total amount of funding for state and local jurisdictions is more than $14 million.