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Oct 16, 2017
Chair McMorris Rodgers, Rep. Eshoo, and 54 members send bipartisan letter to FCC
WASHINGTON, D.C.–House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Representative Anna Eshoo (D-CA) today with 54 members of Congress sent a bipartisan letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai urging the FCC to support an on-time completion of the broadcast incentive auction’s repacking timeline. The buildout…
Oct 12, 2017
Why House Republicans Voted to Protect Whistleblowers
House Republicans are taking substantial measures to ensure that whistleblowers, such as those caring for our veterans in the VA, are protected from corruption and retaliation in the federal workplace. Much of what we know about Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick and his time at the Tomah Veterans…
Oct 12, 2017
McMorris Rodgers Statement on Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 
Washington, D.C. – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 (S. 585). The bill provides additional protections to federal employees who are retaliated against for disclosing waste, fraud, or abuse in the federal government. The…
Oct 12, 2017
McMorris Rodgers Statement on the Disaster Relief Supplemental  
Washington, D.C. – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the disaster supplemental appropriations package (H.R. 2266). The bill, the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, sends $36.5 billion toward hurricane relief and wildfire suppression. “I think of what’s happened to Puerto…
Oct 12, 2017
McMorris Rodgers, Roe, Poliquin introduce legislation to stop VA from shielding dangerous doctors
Washington, D.C. – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN), and Congressman Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) today introduced the Ethical Patient Care for Veterans Act of 2017. This legislation requires Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical professionals to report directly to state licensing…
Oct 12, 2017
A tax code as outdated as these haircuts
Ahh, 1986. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off premiered, the disposable camera was invented, and many Hill staff weren’t even in their parents’ five-year plans. 1986 is also the last time we had comprehensive tax reform. 31 years later,…