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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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McMorris Rodgers Celebrates Long Overdue Updates to Electronic Privacy

COMMUNICATIONS • April 27, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 699). The bill, introduced by Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS), updates and strengthens the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986. McMorris Rodgers has been a proponent of this legislation since Yoder first introduced it in …

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McMorris Rodgers Celebrates 100 Years of Women in Congress

COMMUNICATIONS • April 18, 2016

 House Passes Bill to Name Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Program after First Woman Member of Congress WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the 100 Years of Women in Congress Act. The bill honors late Republican Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin from Montana — the …

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McMorris Rodgers Votes to Prevent the FCC from Regulating the Internet

COMMUNICATIONS • April 15, 2016

House  Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), a member of the Congressional Internet Caucus, released the following statement after the House passed the No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act (H.R. 2666), which was introduced by Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL). “The internet is a cornerstone of our 21st Century economy,” said McMorris Rodgers. “Any …

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McMorris Rodgers on Equal Pay Day

COMMUNICATIONS • April 12, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. — House  Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), released the following statement about the importance of equal pay for equal work: “Being paid less because you’re a woman is wrong and repulsive. Equal pay for equal work is the law, and it must be enforced to make certain there is no pay disparity …

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McMorris Rodgers Applauds House-Passed Bills Focused on Women Making History

COMMUNICATIONS • March 22, 2016

House  Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement applauding recent House-passed bills focused on making history for future generations of startups, community leaders, and positive disruptors. “What I believe as a lawmaker is what I believe as the mother of two young girls,” said McMorris Rodgers. “We should not be defined …

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World Syndrome Day 2016: Every Human Life has Potential

COMMUNICATIONS • March 21, 2016

House  Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus and mother to Cole, her eight-year-old son with Down Syndrome, released the following statement recognizing World Down Syndrome Day. “Being Cole’s mom has opened my eyes further to the disabilities community, and has given me a new perspective on my …

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