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McMorris Rodgers: Keeping Innovation Open and Free

Communications • June 9, 2015

“From the digital ad agencies in Spokane, to the wine growers in Walla Walla, the Internet is crucial in facilitating the ideas exchange so important to American economic growth and innovation.” WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 235, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act. “From …

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Security > Veterans' Affairs

McMorris Rodgers Urges VA Secretary to Reform Outdated Agency, Put Veterans First

Communications • June 9, 2015

“Veterans must be at the center of our solutions. They must be empowered. They must be treated with compassion. And they are our priority.” WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) met with Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald today at her office on Capitol Hill. The Congresswoman addressed specific concerns regarding veterans’ access to care in …

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McMorris Rodgers: Putting Security and Innovation First

Communications • June 3, 2015

“The appropriations process gives Congress the ‘power of the purse.’ Yet while we hold the strings, the men and women we represent tell us where to tighten.” WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2578, the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill of Fiscal Year 2016. This appropriations bill fully …

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Health Care > healthcare | Steve Gleason Act

McMorris Rodgers: Moving Forward With Life-Changing Technology

Communications • June 3, 2015

“Today we are that much closer to seeing the bipartisan Steve Gleason Act become a reality – a reality that means a better life for thousands of families around our country.” WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House Committee on Ways and Means passed S. 984, the …

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McMorris Rodgers: Putting Decisions Back Into the Hands of America’s Fishing Communities

Communications • June 1, 2015

“I know it’s America’s fishermen that understand it best, so today I voted to put the decision-making back into their hands.” WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 1335, the Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act, which reauthorizes and updates the Magnuson-Stevens Act. This …

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McMorris Rodgers: One Year Later, A Reminder of the Work We Have Left To Do

Communications • June 1, 2015

“The VA has systematic failings that must be addressed – a symbolic change in management is not enough.” SPOKANE, WASHINGTON – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the resignation of Veterans Affairs’ Secretary Robert Shinseki. A year after the unacceptable wait times at VA hospitals were revealed …

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McMorris Rodgers: Supporting the Innovative Minds of Space

Communications • May 22, 2015

“It’s support – not regulation – that gives America’s commercial space industry the room it needs to truly ‘take off.’” WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 2262, the Spurring Private Aerospace Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship (SPACE) Act of 2015, which encourages innovative growth in …

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McMorris Rodgers: Innovative Solutions For America’s Entrepreneurs

Communications • May 21, 2015

“Our country was built on the shoulders of creative, hardworking, entrepreneurial people who want to change the world. I am proud to pass legislation that empowers these individuals and ensures that America remains competitive both at home and abroad.” WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House …

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McMorris Rodgers: Smarter Spending in Washington

Communications • May 19, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 2250, FY 2016 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill, which trims unnecessary legislative costs, putting the House of Representatives on track to save taxpayers $782 million. This bill also holds large government projects accountable, and and …

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McMorris Rodgers: Moving Important Infrastructure Forward

Communications • May 19, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after voting to ensure important transportation safety and road maintenance projects as scheduled. The Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015 (H.R. 2353), passed the House 381-35 with bipartisan support, extending funding for transportation projects through the end of July. “This bill …

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