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Originally published Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 9:25 AM

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Lively Vancouver town hall for Jaime Herrera Beutler

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler faced a lively crowd Tuesday evening at her first Vancouver town hall meeting.

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VANCOUVER, Wash. —

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler faced a lively crowd Tuesday evening at her first Vancouver town hall meeting.

The Columbian reports the Camas Republican fielded sometimes hostile questions about her vote to restructure Medicare and her reluctance to support raising the federal debt limit.

She had her supporters too, who applauded her vow to cut federal spending. She drew both boos and applause when she said she would vote against raising the debt limit.

Several hundred people showed up at Skyview High School for the session. Protesters near the entrance held signs saying, "Save Medicare: Tax the Rich" and "People not Profits." Several supporters of Planned Parenthood wore pink T-shirts to protest Herrera Beutler's vote to end federal funding of family planning services.

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Information from: The Columbian, http://www.columbian.com

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