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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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McMorris Rodgers Statement on Dallas Tragedy

Communications • July 8, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement regarding last night’s attack in Dallas, and the police-related incidents that led up to it. “I am deeply saddened and disturbed by this week’s violence. Every man, woman, and child in this country should be treated with dignity and respect, no matter their background …

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McMorris Rodgers Statement on Opioid Conference Report

Communications • July 8, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement after the House voted to approve the Conference Report to accompany S.524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016. “Opioid addiction is wreaking havoc and tearing apart families in communities across our country,” …

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McMorris Rodgers Statement on Passage of Financial Services Funding Bill

Communications • July 7, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2017 (H.R. 5485). “Today the House continued to keep its promises to the American people,” said McMorris Rodgers. “One-size-fits all regulations from Dodd-Frank, and reckless actions from government agencies like the …

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McMorris Rodgers Applauds Passage of Mental Health System Reform Bill

Communications • July 6, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement after the House passed the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015 (H.R. 2646). McMorris Rodgers voted to pass this bill out of committee on June 15, 2016. “At home in Eastern …

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McMorris Rodgers Statement on Restoring Access to Medication Act Passage

Communications • July 6, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the Restoring Access to Medication Act of 2015 (H.R. 1270). “It’s time to restore HSAs,” said McMorris Rodgers. “If we want to reduce long-term health care costs and ensure the American people have the ability to …

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McMorris Rodgers Statement on the Terrorist Attack in Istanbul

Communications • June 30, 2016

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) today released the following statement after Turkish government sources reported the involvement of ISIS leadership in Tuesday’s attack at the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey: “Major terrorist attacks on innocent lives are becoming far too common. Neither we, nor our allies, nor any other innocent people should …

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