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McMorris Rodgers on the Unveiling of the House’s Anti-Poverty Agenda

Communications • June 8, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement regarding the Wednesday’s rollout of the House’s anti-poverty agenda. “At the end of the day, what we do is – and has to be – about people, not just policy,” said McMorris Rodgers. “We are not defined by where we come from. Regardless …

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McMorris Rodgers Statement on India Prime Minister Modi’s Address to Congress

Communications • June 8, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, addressed a joint meeting of Congress: “I was excited to have Prime Minister Modi here today,” said McMorris Rodgers. “I am impressed by his vision of equal opportunity for all. He recognizes that the real strength of our countries …

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McMorris Rodgers Applauds Efforts to Prevent Spread of Mosquito-Borne Viruses in U.S.

Communications • May 24, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the Zika Vector Control Act, (H.R. 897), introduced by Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH), which will eliminate unnecessary regulatory hurdles from processes that prevent the spread of mosquito-borne viruses in the United States. “With summer around the corner and the threat of …

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McMorris Rodgers Statement on VA Secretary’s “Disney” Comments

Communications • May 23, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Bob McDonald compared wait lines for VA health care to Disney. “When you go to Disney, you aren’t wondering if you’re going to live long enough to make it to Space Mountain,” said McMorris Rodgers. “You aren’t concerned …

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McMorris Rodgers Applauds Passage of Defense Authorization

Communications • May 18, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). “Our primary obligation is the safety and security of the American people,” said McMorris Rodgers. “As the world becomes more dangerous and our enemies more complex, America’s leadership is needed …

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Blessed are the Peace Makers: McMorris Rodgers Statement on National Police Week

COMMUNICATIONS • May 16, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement to mark the beginning of National Police Week. “Every day, men and women across this country put on their uniform and put their lives on the line to keep safe the communities they have sworn to protect,” said McMorris Rodgers. “This week is …

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McMorris Rodgers Applauds Passage of Bills Addressing Opioid Crisis

COMMUNICATIONS • May 13, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed a package of legislation addressing the United States’s growing opioid epidemic. “While we may come from different hometowns and different backgrounds, the People’s House is united in the common tragedy of opioid addiction,” said McMorris Rodgers. “The American people called on …

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McMorris Rodgers’ Statement on House v. Burwell Decision

COMMUNICATIONS • May 12, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after a federal judge decided in House v. Burwell that the Obama administration has been unlawfully funding an Obamacare subsidy program. “Today the court made the right decision on behalf of ‘We, the People’ in its ruling that the administration’s unilateral actions on …

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McMorris Rodgers Statement on the FDA’s Final Rules on Menu Labeling

COMMUNICATIONS • May 3, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the publication of its final rules on menu labeling. “The FDA’s menu-labeling requirements are, at their core, fundamentally unworkable,” said McMorris Rodgers. “The irony of this announcement coming during National Small Business Week is …

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McMorris Rodgers Applauds Passage of SOAR Act Reauthorization

COMMUNICATIONS • April 29, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Reauthorization Act (H.R. 4901), introduced by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), which reauthorizes the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program. “Opportunity begins in the classroom,” said McMorris Rodgers. “Today the People’s House reaffirmed our commitment …

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