Acting to End the Opioid Epidemic

Communications • April 16, 2016

“People in recovery are warriors, of a sort. … We cannot do it alone.  We have to find other warriors.” This is the reminder that Nick Yacoub shares with all of us.  With drug-caused deaths involving opioids on the rise, stories like Nick’s – a drug addiction survivor from Rep. Barbara Comstock’s (R-VA) local area …

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McMorris Rodgers Votes to Prevent the FCC from Regulating the Internet

COMMUNICATIONS • April 15, 2016

House  Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), a member of the Congressional Internet Caucus, released the following statement after the House passed the No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act (H.R. 2666), which was introduced by Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL). “The internet is a cornerstone of our 21st Century economy,” said McMorris Rodgers. “Any …

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A people-up approach

Communications • April 14, 2016

A people-up approach. That’s how we’re going to combat poverty in America, according to Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC). More than 17 percent of the population in his home state, North Carolina, are trapped in poverty today, making it one of the nation’s most impoverished areas.  As he meets with local non-profit leaders across his district, …

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Sean Duffy on House Effort to Protect Taxpayers from Puerto Rico Bailout

Communications • April 13, 2016

Earlier today, Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) appeared on CNBC and discussed the efforts in the House to protect taxpayers from a Puerto Rico bailout.   Under Rep. Duffy’s leadership, the House Committee on Natural Resources recently released legislation that will protect the American taxpayer from a bailout and hold Puerto Rico accountable to its debt. For Rep. Duffy’s full interview with CNBC, CLICK …

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“Do not let the shame and stigma of this disease win”

Communications • April 13, 2016

This morning, Nick Yacoub, an addiction survivor and a regional supervisor with the Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery Alliance of Virginia, joined Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA)  and House Republican leadership in a press conference on Capitol Hill and shared his addiction recovery story.  Nick’s account is a stark reminder of how the opioid epidemic is indiscriminately …

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This Isn’t About Politics

Communications • April 13, 2016

Click to Play Republican Leadership Press Conference: April 13, 2016 Participants: Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) Representative Barbara Comstock (R-VA) Nick Yacoub (Guest) Cathy McMorris Rodgers Remarks as Prepared: “I’m so thankful to have Nick and Barbara here with us today …

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McMorris Rodgers on Equal Pay Day

COMMUNICATIONS • April 12, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. — House  Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), released the following statement about the importance of equal pay for equal work: “Being paid less because you’re a woman is wrong and repulsive. Equal pay for equal work is the law, and it must be enforced to make certain there is no pay disparity …

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Granger: Challenging the Status Quo

Communications • April 6, 2016

To see the profound impact of women in the workforce, look to the military. From combat roles to generals to executive positions in the defense industry, women are challenging the status quo in national security. Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX) is seeing this firsthand in her district. In her latest op-ed published on Military.com, she highlights …

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Walorski: Combating Poverty

Communications • April 4, 2016

From her career as a TV news reporter to her time living overseas in Romania to now serving in the People’s House, Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) has seen it all.  As Chair of the Nutrition Subcommittee of the House Agriculture Committee, she is passionate about providing opportunities and resources to lift Americans out of poverty, so they can pursue …

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House Republicans on Medium.com: Honor the Modern-Day Trailblazers Across the Country

COMMUNICATIONS • April 2, 2016

From the first female fighter pilot to the youngest woman ever elected, House Republicans seized the opportunity this Women’s History Month to celebrate the past and honored the historic number of women making history today for future generations.  As Women’s History Month drew to a close, House Republicans took to Medium.com to share their own …

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McMorris Rodgers Celebrates Long Overdue Updates to Electronic Privacy

April 27, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 699). The bill, introduced …

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Yoder Leads Effort to Update Email Privacy Laws

April 27, 2016

A lot has changed since 1986. Cabbage Patch Dolls have been replaced by Webkinz. We can now communicate in seconds with people around the world …

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McMorris Rodgers via Washington Post’s Outrage Machine: Wait time is up for VA fix

April 27, 2016

The following op-ed by House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers may be read online via the Washington Post’s Outrage Machine. House GOP Conference Chair …

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Reflecting a 21st Century America

April 27, 2016

Click to Play Republican Leadership Press Conference: April 27, 2016 Participants: Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) Conference …

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McMorris Rodgers’ Statement on the Terrorist Attack in Turkey

February 17, 2016

Washington, D.C. – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement regarding the terrorist attack in Ankara, Turkey: “There were innocent …

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