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The pathway to success

Communications • June 23, 2017

If you’re like us, you’re a big fan of Mike Rowe. In 1977, his guidance counselor showed him this poster: This poster and its misguided advice inspired him to create the show Dirty Jobs, and to help shine a light on the underappreciated, widely available, and good-paying jobs across America that are waiting for skilled …

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McMorris Rodgers Applauds House Passage of Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act

Communications • June 23, 2017

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2842, the Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act. This bill, introduced by Representative Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), encourages partnerships between state and local agencies and employers to hire participants in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. “A …

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McMorris Rodgers: “Today is about restoring accountability at the VA”

Communications • June 23, 2017

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the President signed the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act, bipartisan legislation that reforms the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) by allowing the Secretary to dismiss poorly-performing employees and those who engage in misconduct while ensuring appropriate due …

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McMorris Rodgers on House Passage of Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act

Communications • June 22, 2017

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1654, the Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act. Introduced by Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA), this bill removes layers of bureaucracy associated with obtaining a permit for water storage facilities. “It shouldn’t take decades to get a permit to build necessary water …

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McMorris Rodgers on House Passage of Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act

Communications • June 22, 2017

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. Introduced by Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson, the legislation updates federal policy that empowers local and state leaders to use federal resources to prioritize economic growth and workforce …

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Restoring the rungs on the ladder of opportunity

Communications • June 21, 2017

At the Conference Stakeout this morning, Reps. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) and Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) joined House Republican Leadership to share more about their legislation to help Americans learn the skills they need to be competitive and find good-paying jobs. Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA): “The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act …

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McMorris Rodgers Applauds House Passage of the Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act

Communications • June 21, 2017

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1873, the Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act. Introduced by Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-CA), the legislation streamlines the process for the management of vegetation near electrical infrastructure on public lands. “This is a win-win for our federal lands …

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McMorris Rodgers: “A job is so much more than a paycheck”

Communications • June 21, 2017

Earlier this morning, House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) led a press conference with House Republican Leadership and Reps. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) and Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) to talk about unity and the House’s work to help Americans learn the skills needed to follow their own path to success. Here are the Chair’s …

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“Tax reform is the most important thing I will ever vote on”

Communications • June 20, 2017

What do we want? Tax reform! When do we want it? This year! This afternoon, in a major speech at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) 2017 Manufacturing Summit, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) reaffirmed House Republicans’ commitment to commonsense, pro-growth tax reform. With everything going on, House Republicans continue to champion our vision of tax …

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Yesterday was all about you, dads!

Communications • June 19, 2017

After a tough week that reminded us just how precious life is, family time this weekend was extra special. Dads rock every day of the year, but who doesn’t love an annual opportunity to shower them with even more love and remind them how much they mean to us? Between throwback photos and notes to …

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