McMorris Rodgers: Empowering American Innovators

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Jared Powell • May 19, 2015

“I’m reminded that the world’s greatest ideas begin with people. They begin with creative, hardworking, entrepreneurial people who want to change the world.”

Republican Leadership Press Conference
May 19, 2015

Participants:
Speaker John Boehner (R-OH)
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)
House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX)

Chair McMorris Rodgers, Remarks as Prepared for Delivery:

“This week, the House will advance critically important legislation before we head home to our districts all across the country. And as I prepare to go home to Eastern Washington next week – and see firsthand the innovation taking place in their schools and hospitals and start-up companies and laboratories – I am proud of the work we’re doing here to make that happen.

“This week we’re advancing legislation that will promote innovation and unleash the American ingenuity that accompanies it. Innovation in science, space, computing, and technology. Innovation to spur research and development so America remains the leader of the global economy. And innovation that encourages people all over the country to pioneer new technologies, discover new treatments, and launch new start-ups.

“You know, whenever I’m home, not only am I reminded that the Pacific Northwest really does embody that innovative and entrepreneurial spirit for which America has long been known – but I’m reminded that the world’s greatest ideas begin with people. They begin with creative, hardworking, entrepreneurial people who want to change the world. This week I’m proud to pass legislation to empower them and ensure that America remains competitive both at home and abroad.”

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