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“You can feel her grief through the photograph”

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) • May 29, 2017

Her arm outstretched, tears streaming down her cheeks onto the fabric, Tara Thomas greeted her husband’s flag-draped coffin at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. In one moment, Tara and her children’s lives forever changed. Green Beret Shawn Thomas was coming home, but not the way they hoped. You can feel her grief through the photograph. A …

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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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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 FCC Net Neutrality Vote

Communications • May 18, 2017

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the agency tasked with regulating interstate communications, voted today to begin rolling back its predecessors’ anti-consumer Title II regulations. “This is not a question of the merits of net neutrality — this is about the FCC ramming …

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the government could use an update

Communications • May 17, 2017

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act (H.R. H.R. 2227). Introduced by Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX), this bill will reduce wasteful spending on outdated IT and enhance information security by accelerating the federal government’s ability to utilize more current technologies, …

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McMorris Rodgers: “Americans need tax reform.”

COMMUNICATIONS • May 17, 2017

Republican Leadership Press Conference: May 17, 2017 Participants: Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) Cathy McMorris Rodgers Remarks as Delivered: As the Speaker said, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to enact meaningful tax reform. …

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