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5 Things That Are Not COOL, Bro

Communications • June 10, 2015

Last month, the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Appellate Body ruled against the United States’ Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) requirements for meat for the fourth and final time. COOL is really not cool because it has caused the U.S. to be non-compliant with our international trade obligations. If it’s not repealed we will have to …

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Accountability > CMR | technology

McMorris Rodgers: Keeping Innovation Open and Free

Communications • June 9, 2015

“From the digital ad agencies in Spokane, to the wine growers in Walla Walla, the Internet is crucial in facilitating the ideas exchange so important to American economic growth and innovation.” WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 235, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act. “From …

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Accountability > appropriations | Small Business | Veterans

Republican Leadership Press Conference

Communications • June 2, 2015

“The American people deserve an efficient and accountable government, and this is Congress’s opportunity to assert oversight on the administration’s runaway spending.” Republican Leadership Press Conference June 2, 2015 Participants: Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA) Chair McMorris Rodgers, Remarks as …

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Security > Accountability > CMR | veteran affairs | Veterans

McMorris Rodgers: Demanding Answers for Our Veterans

Communications • May 14, 2015

“I look to the future with hope that we can act swiftly and appropriately – to not only demand answers from the VA – but to pass long-term solutions for our veterans’ health care.” WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement after an internal Department of Veterans …

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Accountability > Veterans | Veterans' Affairs

Our Veterans deserve better

Communications • May 14, 2015

In March of this year, Jan R. Frye, the deputy assistant secretary for acquisition and logistics at the VA, sent a memo to VA secretary Robert McDonald. The findings published in the Washington Post this week paint a horrifying picture. At least $6 billion taxpayer dollars per year have been squandered in illegal contracts for medical …

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Accountability > CMR | EPA | WOTUS

McMorris Rodgers: Putting Environmental Decisions in the Hands of the American People

Communications • May 12, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 1732, the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act, which prevents the implementation of unnecessary Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulations that hurt the American economy. The bill directs the EPA to issue a new rule …

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5 Things to Know About the USA Freedom Act

Rep. Bob Goodlatte • May 6, 2015

The House Judiciary Committee overwhelmingly approved by a vote of 25-2 the USA Freedom Act of 2015 (H.R. 2048), a bill to reform intelligence-gathering programs operated under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). This strong, bipartisan legislation builds upon last year’s version of the USA Freedom Act, containing significant surveillance reforms and reflecting core American …

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Accountability > Budget | CMR

McMorris Rodgers: A Balanced Budget, A Stronger Future

Communications • May 6, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement today after the House passed the Conference Report to S. Con Res. 11, which establishes the budget for the United States Fiscal Year 2016, and sets forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025. The bicameral FY 2016 …

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Jobs > Opportunities > Accountability

This Week in 5 Videos

Jared Powell • May 1, 2015

One of the most important constitutional duties of the House of Representatives is to allocate how federal agencies spend tax dollars — the process of “appropriations.” The House this week began this process at the earliest time in the calendar year since 1974. Watch what else happened in the House with these five videos: 1.  Rep. Trey Gowdy …

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Accountability > Jobs > Accountability | IRS | Jobs and the Economy | Oversight

This Week in 5 Videos

Jared Powell • April 17, 2015

This week, while families around the country filed their taxes, House Republicans were hard at work, passing bills to stop IRS abuse, protect American taxpayers, and empower family-businesses. It’s Tax Week, in 5 videos: 1. On Wednesday, the House unanimously passed seven bills, including the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, aimed at  protecting hardworking Americans from IRS abuse. …

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