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“I mistook those tears for weakness”

Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) • May 28, 2017

This op-ed was originally published on FoxNews.com on May 26, 2017. September 19, 2010 began like many others but changed my life forever.  I was serving in Kandahar, Afghanistan.  As the lone bomb technician, it was my job to clear the way.   I was almost certain that there were bombs buried in the area. …

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“We owe them more than gratitude…”

Rep. Jack Bergman (R-MI) • May 27, 2017

“Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.” – Daniel Webster Every American has a duty to serve. Selflessness—willingness to sacrifice for others—is the mark of leadership, and in the U.S., we lead. But …

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This is how we protect people with pre-existing conditions

Communications • May 25, 2017

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) recently joined Hadley Heath Manning, Independent Women’s Forum’s Director of Health Policy, on the Working for Women podcast. In their chat, Chair McMorris Rodgers dispels myths about the American Health Care Act and shares how the bill will protect people with pre-existing conditions, like her son Cole. …

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“We are the guardians of our nation’s youth”

Communications • May 25, 2017

That was Rep. Ken Buck of Colorado’s message during a powerful floor speech this week: “That someone would hurt a child simply perplexes me. Children are the most vulnerable, most innocent in our society. …They don’t deserve to have their trust in adults, their trust in the world, shattered at such a young age, and …

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reducing regulatory burdens

Communications • May 24, 2017

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act (H.R. 953). Introduced by Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH), this legislation would remove duplicative regulations regarding pesticides, and reduce the bureaucratic burdens on farmers, ranchers, and local pest control agencies. “Regulations, though well-intentioned, often make …

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serving those who served

Communications • May 24, 2017

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed several bills aimed at improving the lives and care of America’s veterans. “Day after day, week after week, year after year I hear from veterans in Eastern Washington who are frustrated with the VA. They tell me that the …

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McMorris Rodgers Response to the CBO’s Updated AHCA Score

Communications • May 24, 2017

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement regarding the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)’s report on the  American Health Care Act. “We’re on a rescue mission, and today’s CBO report reinforces what we’ve said before — our American Health Care Act will lower premiums and reduce the deficit. The CBO report …

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McMorris Rodgers Reflects on Foster Youth Shadow Day, Votes for Child Welfare Bills

Communications • May 24, 2017

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after spending the day with Cristian Cruz Martinez as part of the annual Foster Youth Shadow Day. This year’s Shadow Day falls during a week the House is voting on several bills focused on child welfare and combatting human trafficking, including the Adam …

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McMorris Rodgers: There are forces that seek to destroy us

Communications • May 23, 2017

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) joined House Republican Leadership, Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN), and Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) at a press conference this morning to discuss the terrorist attack last night in Manchester, and the House’s efforts to combat crimes against humanity — in all forms. Excerpts of the Chair’s remarks are …

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McMorris Rodgers Statement on the President’s Budget

Communications • May 23, 2017

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the Trump administration released its proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018. “The President has made very clear that national security and defense are his top priorities, and this budget reflects that. Congress will now do its part to review this budget blueprint. …

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