McMorris Rodgers to Deliver the Weekly Republican Address

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today announced that House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) will deliver the Weekly Republican Address on Saturday, April 12.  She will talk about how Republicans’ long-term plan for jobs and economic growth will help build an America that works.

“For women across America, it’s not just about equal pay.  It’s about achieving a better life,” Chair McMorris Rodgers said. “Republicans are acting on solutions to make that happen – solutions that will empower women and eliminate barriers they face to better jobs, better paychecks, and better lives.”

This weekly address continues our focus on the American people’s priorities: creating good paying jobs, increasing wages, and expanding opportunity for all Americans,” Speaker Boehner said.

About Cathy McMorris Rodgers.  Now in her fifth term representing Washington’s Fifth District, McMorris Rodgers hails from a farming family with deep roots in Eastern Washington, where she grew up working with her parents and brother at their orchard and fruit stand in Kettle Falls.  She was the first in her family to graduate from college and later earned an Executive MBA from the University of Washington.  After rising to become minority leader in Washington’s State House, she was elected to Congress, where she serves on the House Energy & Commerce Committee and has been a member of Republican leadership since 2009.  As Conference Chair, McMorris Rodgers is the fourth highest-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives.  She co-founded the bipartisan Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus and the Congressional Military Family Caucus.  She is married to Brian Rodgers, a retired Navy Commander, and they have three children: Cole, Grace, and Brynn.

About the Weekly Republican Address.  The text and the audio of the Weekly Republican Address will be released Friday afternoon and embargoed until Saturday, April 12 at 6:00 a.m. ET, when it will be available on Speaker.gov to view and download.