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McMorris Rodgers to Refinery29: “I want to empower people”

Jared Powell • March 9, 2016

“I want to empower people. I want to empower individuals and their families and their communities to be trusted to make the best decisions.” That’s how House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) sums up the bold, forward-looking agenda that she and her Republican colleagues are building in the People’s House. In a first-ever …

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We Hear You

Jared Powell • February 24, 2016

McMorris Rodgers: “…we hear you, and we’re working for an agenda for a confident America that trust we the people to make our own decisions for ourselves and for our families.” Republican Leadership Press Conference: February 24, 2016 Participants: Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) Conference Chair Cathy …

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Opportunities > Empowerment > Jobs

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Jared Powell • February 11, 2016

Yesterday, President Obama took a trip down memory lane to the place where it all began in Springfield, Illinois. He gave an address to the Illinois General Assembly in the same place he touted a message of “hope” and “change” in 2008. Sadly, the American people have seen that message of “hope” translate into a …

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Opportunities > Empowerment

Restoring Power Back to the People 

Jared Powell • February 10, 2016

McMorris Rodgers: “We certainly hear the frustrations of Americans across this country. We know it’s because the citizens don’t feel their priorities are being reflected by a top-down, “government knows best” approach.” Republican Leadership Press Conference: February 10, 2016 Participants: Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) Conference Chair …

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Empowerment > abortion | Pain-Capable Act

Empowering Women, Protecting the Unborn

Communications • May 13, 2015

“We want to empower every single individual to reach their full potential. That is why I am here: to stand as a fierce protector of that life.” WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) delivered the following statement in advance of the House vote today on H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn …

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“You Have Made Me a Better Legislator”

Jared Powell • May 7, 2015

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is Chair of the House Republican Conference and represents the 5th Congressional District of Washington. She is married to Brian Rodgers, and they have three children: Cole (8), Grace (4), and Brynn (1). She wrote the following letter as part of TIME’s Letters from Mom series: To Cole, Grace and Brynn A few minutes before I …

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Empowerment > Equal Pay Day

Hey Hey, It’s Equal Pay Day

Communications • April 14, 2015

Today is Equal Pay Day – a day that reminds us of the remarkably positive impact women have had on our economy. Comprising nearly half of the total workforce, women play a significant role in all industries from medicine to technology to business to education. House Republicans have always supported equal pay for equal work, …

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Opportunities > Empowerment > 10 Questions | CMR

10 Questions: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)

Jared Powell • March 13, 2015

America’s New Congress is filled with hundreds of Members and thousands of stories. Each week, will introduce you to a new House Republican with “10 Questions.” This week’s Featured Member is Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who represents the 5th Congressional District of Washington. Rep. McMorris Rodgers is in her second term as Chair of the House …

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Opportunities > Empowerment > Education

Congress in the Classroom

Jared Powell • March 12, 2015

When in Washington, D.C., House Republicans have regularly used digital technology to connect with students of all ages back home.  Just two weeks ago, Rep. Rick Allen held a Google Hangout to answer questions from students at Emanuel County Institute in Twin City, GA. But nothing beats real-life Congress in the Classroom. This week, several House Republicans visited …

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Empowerment > CMR

McMorris Rodgers: Supporting Americans’ Boundless Generosity

Communications • February 12, 2015

“As we advance an Opportunity Economy, I’m reminded of what makes Americans so exceptional – it’s that spirit of generosity that can be found in homes and schools and hospitals and hearts across America.” WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 644, the …

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