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McMorris Rodgers Statement on the FDA’s Final Rules on Menu Labeling


House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the publication of its final rules on menu labeling. “The FDA’s menu-labeling requirements are, at their core, fundamentally unworkable,” said McMorris Rodgers. “The irony of this announcement coming during National Small Business Week is …

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Top Three (Plus One) “Must-Knows” For Your Monday

Communications • May 2, 2016

Here in the People’s House, we’ve been hard at work championing efforts that empower every American to pursue their own dreams and make their own decisions.  Here’s a look back at some of last week’s highlights: 1.) I Can See Your HALO(S Act) PROBLEM: Starbucks, Costco, Amazon were all started with the help of angel …

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McMorris Rodgers Applauds Passage of SOAR Act Reauthorization

COMMUNICATIONS • April 29, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Reauthorization Act (H.R. 4901), introduced by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), which reauthorizes the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program. “Opportunity begins in the classroom,” said McMorris Rodgers. “Today the People’s House reaffirmed our commitment …

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McMorris Rodgers Celebrates Long Overdue Updates to Electronic Privacy

COMMUNICATIONS • 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 by Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS), updates and strengthens the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986. McMorris Rodgers has been a proponent of this legislation since Yoder first introduced it in …

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Yoder Leads Effort to Update Email Privacy Laws

Communications • 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 Cabbage Patch Dolls have been replaced by Webkinz.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 through email and texting. And power suits are no longer in style. Unfortunately, there is one thing that has stayed the same: our email privacy laws. In a press conference …

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

Communications • 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 Cathy McMorris Rodgers: Wait time is up for VA fix By Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers April 26, 2016 Imagine a veterans’ hospital with no waiting list to see a doctor. …

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Reflecting a 21st Century America

Communications • 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 Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) Conference Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) U.S. Representative Kevin Yoder (R-KS) Cathy McMorris Rodgers Remarks as Delivered: “As elected Representatives, we have a constitutional responsibility to …

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Opportunities > Jobs

ICYMI: Chairman Chabot’s speech on empowering America’s entrepreneurs

Communications • February 22, 2016

House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) shared his vision for how tax and regulatory reforms can help small businesses and entrepreneurs in a major policy address at the National Press Club as part of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s State of Entrepreneurship Address. Catch key excerpts from his interview below and watch …

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Opportunities > Empowerment > Jobs

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Communications • February 11, 2016

Yesterday, President Obama took a trip down memory lane to the place where it all began in Springfield, Illinois. He gave an address to the Illinois General Assembly in the same place he touted a message of “hope” and “change” in 2008. Sadly, the American people have seen that message of “hope” translate into a …

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Opportunities > Empowerment

Restoring Power Back to the People 

Communications • February 10, 2016

McMorris Rodgers: “We certainly hear the frustrations of Americans across this country. We know it’s because the citizens don’t feel their priorities are being reflected by a top-down, “government knows best” approach.” Republican Leadership Press Conference: February 10, 2016 Participants: Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) Conference Chair …

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Opportunities > Education | Student Success Act

Every Student. Every Opportunity.

Communications • July 9, 2015

The federal government has more control over elementary and secondary education than ever before, with top-down, government-knows-best rules, regulations, and policies.  They dictate how states and school districts gauge school performance, spend limited taxpayer dollars, and hire and fire teachers.  House Republicans passed a solution that puts the power back into the hands of parents and …

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21st Century Cures, 21st Century Solutions

Communications • July 8, 2015

“Ultimately our goal should not just be to provide life-long treatment but to find life-saving cures. 21st Century Cures offers the promise of real solutions.” Republican Leadership Press Conference July 8, 2015 Participants: Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers …

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The House Just Voted to Protect the Lives of the Unborn

Communications • May 13, 2015

The House just passed H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which protects unborn children at 20 weeks, with exceptions to save the life of the mother or in cases of rape or incest. This important legislation will protect the unborn, empower women, and save lives. House Republicans celebrated this historic day with press conferences, floor speeches, …

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Capable of Pain

Rep. Trent Franks • May 13, 2015

Medical evidence available to us today is extensive and irrefutable; unborn children have the capacity to experience pain, at least by the beginning of the 6th month of pregnancy and very likely, substantially earlier. H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would protect unborn children who can feel pain from inhumane, tortuous late-term abortions from the …

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Jobs > Opportunities > Accountability

This Week in 5 Videos

Communications • May 1, 2015

One of the most important constitutional duties of the House of Representatives is to allocate how federal agencies spend tax dollars — the process of “appropriations.” The House this week began this process at the earliest time in the calendar year since 1974. Watch what else happened in the House with these five videos: 1.  Rep. Trey Gowdy …

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Jobs > Security > Opportunities

Google Hangout: Budget Chairman Tom Price

Communications • March 17, 2015

Earlier today, House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price and Rep. Rob Woodall discussed ‘A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America‘ — the FY2016 House Budget. Watch below: For more info, visit 

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Opportunities > Empowerment > 10 Questions

10 Questions: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)

Communications • March 13, 2015

America’s New Congress is filled with hundreds of Members and thousands of stories. Each week, will introduce you to a new House Republican with “10 Questions.” This week’s Featured Member is Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who represents the 5th Congressional District of Washington. Rep. McMorris Rodgers is in her second term as Chair of the House …

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