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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 Cabbage Patch Dolls have been replaced by Webkinz.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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It’s Time to Repeal the IPAB

Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. • June 23, 2015

As a physician who spent more than thirty years caring for patients, I have many concerns about the president’s health care law. Since the president signed ObamaCare, we’ve seen many parts of this deeply flawed law negatively impact both patients and providers, but one of the most troubling parts of the Affordable Care Act is …

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A Real-World Health Care Solution

Rep. Diane Black • June 16, 2015

As a nurse for more than 40 years, I saw how health care decisions in Washington impacted real people and I learned that one of the biggest challenges of health reform is finding ways to keep costs low while improving outcomes and helping Americans lead healthier lives. I also learned that, in order to get …

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Reality Check: Obamacare Edition

Communications • June 9, 2015

For too many Americans, Obamacare has resulted in skyrocketing rates, cancelled insurance plans, and confusing new regulations. The President’s out-of-touch actions ignore the reality that Obamacare makes life harder for families all across this country. Recent headlines paint a much clearer picture: PRESIDENT OBAMA: “…we haven’t had a lot of conversation about the horrors of …

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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: Another Step Forward in Medical Innovation

Communications • May 6, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) issued the following statement today after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) indicated they have decided to update Medicare’s coverage policy on speech-generating devices (SGDs). Their proposal addresses one of the issues mentioned in a bipartisan, bicameral letter sent last August to the Secretary of …

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Weekly Republican Address: Dr. Phil Roe (R-TN)

Communications • March 28, 2015

Dr. Phil Roe (R-TN) delivers the Weekly Republican Address. In the address, he discusses bipartisan legislation the House passed this week to strengthen Medicare and permanently repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula, marking the first real entitlement reform in nearly two decades. Transcript Hello, I’m Dr. Phil Roe, and I have the great honor …

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McMorris Rodgers: Certainty for American Seniors, Children, and Families

Communications • March 26, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. “People across Eastern Washington elected me to lead – to put their best interests first, and to advocate for them in every way I …

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“Obama had said I could keep my doctor. Now they’re doing away with my doctor.”

Communications • March 25, 2015

ObamaCare turns five this week, but not many Americans are celebrating. The President promised his health care overhaul would lower costs and improve access to care. Instead, all we’ve seen are rising premiums, canceled plans, and a failed website with a $1.7 billion price tag. To commemorate the 5-year anniversary of ObamaCare being signed into law, the House …

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Let’s Strengthen Medicare — For Good

Rep. Phil Roe • March 25, 2015

As co-chairman of the GOP Doctors Caucus, I have spent the last three years working with my physician colleagues in Congress to address many issues in health care. Founded in 2009, the Caucus has allowed Republican doctors and nurses in Congress to collaborate in an unprecedented way. We’ve stood firm against the president’s health care …

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“I’m paying more than twice what I paid before ObamaCare.”

Communications • March 24, 2015

This week marks the 5th anniversary of ObamaCare being signed into law. Over the last five years, the government has spent $42 billion in regulatory costs and over $1.5 billion on a failed website. Plan prices continue to increase, and Medicare Advantage registrants have seen a $1,300 cut in benefits. Each day this week, we’ll share …

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