McMorris Rodgers Statement on the Disaster Relief, Debt Ceiling Extension, and Government Funding Bill

Communications • September 8, 2017

Washington, D.C. – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after voting for the disaster relief funding bill. The bill also funds the government and raises the debt ceiling for three months.

“President Trump negotiated this deal to enact tax reform this year, and tax reform will spur our economy and help address our debt. We also promised to send aid to Texas and Louisiana as quickly as possible, and this bill does that.

“When we revisit the debt ceiling and government funding debate in December, I expect a serious plan to grow our economy, control spending, and reduce the deficit.”

NOTE: Earlier this year, Chair McMorris Rodgers reintroduced the Unauthorized Spending Accountability Act (USA Act), which holds unauthorized government spending accountable. Upon introduction, the Chair said, “Too much of the federal government is on autopilot, leaving the American people less able to effectively review, rethink, and possibly eliminate government programs. The concept behind the USA Act is simple: every penny of taxpayer money should be subject to the American people’s scrutiny and accountability.”

Read more about her legislation here, and read her op-ed in the Washington Post here.