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“Becoming a mom makes politics real”

Communications • October 20, 2017

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) gets personal with Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire magazines, discussing motherhood and mentorship and her experience as the highest ranking Republican woman in Congress. Here are the highlights: Marie Claire | The Women of Congress Share Why They Ran for Office “My story is a little different than …

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15 Scenarios Illustrating the Effects of Tax Reform

communications • October 19, 2017

Too many in our country are shut out of the enterprise of the U.S. economy, which has led to the justifiable feeling that the system is rigged against hardworking Americans. Why is our tax code more than 70,000 pages long? Why is the American worker being punished for his/her savings and investment? Why does the …

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ICYMI: Chair McMorris Rodgers Launches Bipartisan Working Group on Employing People with Disabilities

Communications • October 18, 2017

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) has launched a new working group — the Bipartisan House Working Group on Employing People with Disabilities. Says Chair McMorris Rodgers: “Many people with disabilities have dreams of working and living successful, independent lives, but too often our laws and regulations create barriers to entry. Our bipartisan …

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Chair McMorris Rodgers, Rep. Eshoo, and 54 members send bipartisan letter to FCC

Communications • October 16, 2017

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 resulting from the FCC’s recent …

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Why House Republicans Voted to Protect Whistleblowers

communications • October 12, 2017

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 Affairs Medical Center comes from the exchanges he shared …

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McMorris Rodgers Statement on Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 

Communications • October 12, 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 legislation also directs the Department …

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McMorris Rodgers Statement on the Disaster Relief Supplemental  

Communications • October 12, 2017

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 Rico, and my heart goes …

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McMorris Rodgers, Roe, Poliquin introduce legislation to stop VA from shielding dangerous doctors

Communications • October 12, 2017

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 boards if they witness unacceptable …

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A tax code as outdated as these haircuts

Communications • October 12, 2017

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, our tax code has become outdated, clunky, and too complex. We’re long overdue for pro-growth tax reform that …

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What Do You Want From Tax Reform?

communications • October 11, 2017

Tax reform is about moving forward, and you get an input! So tell us what YOU want from Tax Reform. Our vision for tax reform is about moving forward. It’s about ending an outdated and burdensome 31-year-old status quo. It’s about putting American workers back at the center of our tax code. When it comes to …

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