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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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McMorris Rodgers Applauds Goodlatte Bill Putting House GOP Article 1 Plan in Motion

Communications • September 7, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) today released the following statement upon passage of the Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act (H.R. 5063), a bill authored by House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), that holds the Department of Justice (DOJ) accountable for using settlement money from victims to fund its own left-wing …

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McMorris Rodgers Applauds Digital GAP Act Passage

Communications • September 7, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the Digital Global Access Policy Act, or Digital GAP Act (H.R. 5537). In June, McMorris Rodgers joined House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA), Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-NY), and Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY) in introducing the bill, …

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McMorris Rodgers on the 20th Anniversary of Welfare Reform

Jared Powell • August 22, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement regarding the 20th anniversary of the successful 1996 Republican-led welfare reforms. “No matter your background or your walk of life, you should be empowered to pursue your version of the American Dream,” said McMorris Rodgers. “Two decades ago, we successfully …

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McMorris Rodgers Statement on the Iran Accountability Act

Communications • July 14, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the Iran Accountability Act (H.R. 5631). “The primary responsibility of the federal government is the safety and security of the American people,” said McMorris Rodgers. “The Obama Administration, despite its promises, has failed to hold Iran accountable for its …

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McMorris Rodgers Applauds Passage of Conscience Protection Act

Communications • July 13, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement applauding House passage of the Conscience Protection Act (S. 304). The legislation prevents government discrimination against providers of health services who decline involvement in abortion services and gives them a private right of action, which allows them to sue if they are being …

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McMorris Rodgers Statement on Separation of Powers Restoration Act

Communications • July 12, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the Separation of Powers Restoration Act (SOPRA), introduced by Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX). “The carefully crafted balance between branches of government must be restored,” said McMorris Rodgers. “For decades, presidents have come to legislate by executive order, courts have …

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