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McMorris Rodgers Votes for Chairman Royce’s Bill to Prevent Future Ransom Payments to Iran

Communications • September 22, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the Prohibiting Future Ransom Payments to Iran Act (H.R. 5931). Introduced by Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the bill prohibits the U.S. Government from making any cash payments to the Government of Iran …

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McMorris Rodgers: Hurd’s MGT Act Modernizes Government IT

Communications • September 22, 2016

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. 6004). 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 Will Hurd (R-TX), this bill will reduce wasteful spending on outdated IT and enhance information security by accelerating the federal government’s ability to utilize more current technologies, such …

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McMorris Rodgers Celebrates American Business Women’s Day

Communications • September 22, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement in honor of American Business Women’s Day. First proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, the day commemorates the important legacy and contributions of American working women and women business owners. “The United States has always been the place where you can imagine …

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McMorris Rodgers Applauds Passage of Rep. Marino’s REVIEW Act

Communications • September 21, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the Require Evaluation before Implementing Executive Wishlists (REVIEW) Act (H.R. 3438). Introduced by Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA), this bill requires federal agencies to postpone implementation of any rule imposing an annual cost of more than $1 billion if a …

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McMorris Rodgers Votes for Greater Opportunities, Independence for Individuals with Disabilities

Communications • September 20, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Co-chair of the Down Syndrome Task Force and member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement after the House passed the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act (H.R. 670). Introduced by Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson, the bill removes current barriers that prevent individuals with …

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Honoring Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX) on POW/MIA Day

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-TX) • September 16, 2016

Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX)’s mom held her breath for nearly seven years as she prayed her son would come home safely. During the Vietnam War, Johnson was a prisoner, placed in solitary confinement and tortured for 42 months before being freed from the “Alcatraz” facility. As the mom of three young children, I cannot fathom …

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McMorris Rodgers Votes to Block Transfer of Gitmo Detainees

Communications • September 15, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 5351, legislation introduced by Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) that prohibits the transfer of any individual detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, known as Gitmo. “Our facility at Guantanamo Bay plays a crucial role in our …

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McMorris Rodgers Votes to Hold the VA Accountable

Communications • September 14, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act (H.R. 5620). Introduced by Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL), Chair of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, the bill strengthens whistleblower protections, reforms the Department’s disability benefits appeals process, and provides additional …

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McMorris Rodgers Applauds Passage of Regulatory Integrity Act

Communications • September 14, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the Regulatory Integrity Act of 2016 (H.R. 5226). Introduced by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), the bill provides greater transparency to the federal government’s rulemaking process in response to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s propaganda during the crafting of Waters …

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McMorris Rodgers Votes to Halt Obamacare Tax Increases

Communications • September 13, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the Halt Tax Increases on the Middle Class and Seniors Act (H.R. 3590). The bill, introduced by Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ), repeals an Obamacare tax increase and reinstates the previous allowable deduction level. “We want a health care system and tax structure …

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