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McMorris Rodgers Votes for Walberg’s Regulatory Relief Bill

Communications • September 28, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the Overtime Rule and Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act (H.R. 6094). Introduced by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), the bill requires a six-month delay in the effective date of the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule. …

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McMorris Rodgers Votes to Fund American People’s Priorities

Communications • September 28, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed a continuing resolution to fund the government through December 9. “The single best tool we have to hold the president and his administration accountable as the people’s representatives is the power of the purse, which is why the passage …

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McMorris Rodgers Applauds Passage of Chairman Shuster’s WRDA Bill

Communications • September 28, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 (H.R. 5303). Introduced by Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA), Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the bill addresses the needs of America’s harbors, locks, dams, flood protection and other water-related …

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McMorris Rodgers Statement on the Passing of Shimon Peres

Communications • September 28, 2016

“Optimists and pessimists die the same way. They just live differently. I prefer to live as an optimist.” House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement regarding former Israeli President Shimon Peres’s passing. “Today I join all those who seek peace around the world in mourning Shimon Peres, one of the …

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McMorris Rodgers Applauds Passage of Bills to Improve Veterans’ Care

Communications • September 26, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed three bills focused on improving veterans’  access to care – the Vet Connect Act of 2016 (H.R. 5162), the No Veterans Crisis Line Call Should Go Unanswered Act (H.R. 5392), and the VET Act (H.R. 3216). “Our service members …

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McMorris Rodgers: Hurd’s MGT Act Modernizes Government IT

Communications • September 22, 2016

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. 6004). 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, such …

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McMorris Rodgers Celebrates American Business Women’s Day

Communications • September 22, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement in honor of American Business Women’s Day. First proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, the day commemorates the important legacy and contributions of American working women and women business owners. “The United States has always been the place where you can imagine …

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McMorris Rodgers Applauds Passage of Rep. Marino’s REVIEW Act

Communications • September 21, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the Require Evaluation before Implementing Executive Wishlists (REVIEW) Act (H.R. 3438). Introduced by Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA), this bill requires federal agencies to postpone implementation of any rule imposing an annual cost of more than $1 billion if a …

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McMorris Rodgers Votes for Greater Opportunities, Independence for Individuals with Disabilities

Communications • September 20, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Co-chair of the Down Syndrome Task Force and member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement after the House passed the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act (H.R. 670). Introduced by Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson, the bill removes current barriers that prevent individuals with …

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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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