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condemning violence

Communications • June 6, 2017

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed three suspensions condemning terrorism, genocide, and violence against peaceful protesters. “Our values of freedom, equality, and opportunity keep us in the light — even when our enemies cower in the darkness. We stand with our allies at home and …

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McMorris Rodgers Applauds Senate Vote on VA Accountability

Communications • June 6, 2017

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the Senate passed the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act, bipartisan legislation that would reform the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) by allowing the Secretary to dismiss poorly-performing employees and those who engage in misconduct while ensuring appropriate …

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McMorris Rodgers on the Financial CHOICE Act coming to the floor

Communications • June 2, 2017

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after it was announced that the Financial CHOICE Act will be coming to the floor next week for a vote. Introduced by Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) and his colleagues on the Financial Services Committee, the bill repeals the job-crushing regulations brought on by …

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McMorris Rodgers Statement on Paris Climate Agreement

Communications • June 1, 2017

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after President Trump announced the United States will be pulling out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. “We all want to protect our environment and ensure we leave a better community for the next generation. The problem with the Paris Agreement is …

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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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