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 Will Hurd (R-TX), this bill will reduce wasteful spending on outdated IT and enhance information security by accelerating the federal government’s ability to utilize more current technologies, …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

Communications • May 15, 2017

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day, which marks the beginning of National Police Week. “Today and every day we remember the men and women whose end of watch came early. Our nation’s police officers see people at their most vulnerable, and sadly …

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Cracking down on this aggression: McMorris Rodgers votes to strengthen sanctions against North Korea

Communications • May 4, 2017

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the Korean Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act (H.R. 1644). Introduced by Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA), the bipartisan legislation strengthens sanctions against North Korea by targeting revenue sources and use of international ports. It also requires …

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A moment seven years in the making

Communications • May 4, 2017

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the American Health Care Act. Visit passthebill.gop for more information. “Seven years ago, I stood on the floor of the House and watched Obamacare pass. I will never forget the feeling — watching as, with each vote cast, the …

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No Exemptions for Congress: McMorris Rodgers Votes for Equal Treatment under AHCA

Communications • May 4, 2017

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed legislation introduced by Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) to ensure Members of Congress and their staff are treated the same way as everyone else under the American Health Care Act. “Members of Congress and congressional staff should live by the …

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McMorris Rodgers Statement on Final Funding Bill

Communications • May 3, 2017

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House voted on legislation that will fund the federal government for the remainder of FY 2017. For more on what is in the final funding bill, click here. “Today the House voted to fund several of the American people’s priorities, including …

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we all just want more time

Communications • May 2, 2017

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1180). Introduced by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL), the bill updates existing workforce laws to give private sector employees the option to convert their overtime pay into paid time off — a policy that …

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McMorris Rodgers Statement on Ros-Lehtinen’s Retirement

Communications • May 1, 2017

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) announced yesterday that she will be retiring from Congress after her current term. “To say I will miss Ileana is an understatement. She is fearless, bright, funny, and kind, and she inspires me to see the good in …

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