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McMorris Rodgers Votes to Block Transfer of Gitmo Detainees

Communications • September 15, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 5351, legislation introduced by Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) that prohibits the transfer of any individual detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, known as Gitmo. “Our facility at Guantanamo Bay plays a crucial role in our …

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McMorris Rodgers Votes to Hold the VA Accountable

Communications • September 14, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act (H.R. 5620). Introduced by Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL), Chair of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, the bill strengthens whistleblower protections, reforms the Department’s disability benefits appeals process, and provides additional …

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McMorris Rodgers Applauds Passage of Regulatory Integrity Act

Communications • September 14, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the Regulatory Integrity Act of 2016 (H.R. 5226). Introduced by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), the bill provides greater transparency to the federal government’s rulemaking process in response to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s propaganda during the crafting of Waters …

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McMorris Rodgers Votes to Halt Obamacare Tax Increases

Communications • September 13, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the Halt Tax Increases on the Middle Class and Seniors Act (H.R. 3590). The bill, introduced by Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ), repeals an Obamacare tax increase and reinstates the previous allowable deduction level. “We want a health care system and tax structure …

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Via Recode: Chairman Royce and Chair McMorris Rodgers on the House-Passed Digital GAP Act

COMMUNICATIONS • September 13, 2016

Today on Recode, House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) and House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) talk about the bipartisan Digital Global Access Policy Act, known as the Digital GAP Act, and the impact that internet access can have on communities around the world. Just days ago, the House passed this important …

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McMorris Rodgers on 9/11: “Never Forget” means remembering what’s at stake

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers • September 9, 2016

Like many Americans, I will never forget where I was on September 11, 2001. I was at home in Colville, Washington, a young state representative at the time. It was 15 years ago, but I remember it like it were yesterday. That fateful September morning changed us forever. All at once a nation was forced …

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McMorris Rodgers’ Statement on the Terrorist Attack in Turkey

COMMUNICATIONS • 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 lives lost today, and my heart aches for all who were victimized by this brutal and senseless attack. As the world grows more complex, the enemies we face become more …

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McMorris Rodgers’ Statement on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

COMMUNICATIONS • February 13, 2016

Washington, D.C. – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement regarding the passing of Senior Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. “I am deeply saddened to hear of Justice Scalia’s passing. He took his oath to heart and was unwavering in his defense of the Constitution of the United States, authoring …

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McMorris Rodgers on President Obama’s Last Budget

Communications • February 9, 2016

Washington, D.C. – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) today released the following statement on President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget proposal. “House Republicans are offering America a choice as we move forward in 2016.  In our positive vision for the future, every American feels secure in their lives and futures – because …

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Putting patients, not politics, first

Communications • February 2, 2016

Washington D.C. — House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement following the House’s vote to override the President’s veto of the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Act, the first broad Obamacare repeal to reach President Obama’s desk: “Today, the People’s House is once again standing with American families and patients by overriding President Obama’s …

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