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McMorris Rodgers on House Passage of Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act

Communications • June 22, 2017

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1654, the Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act. Introduced by Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA), this bill removes layers of bureaucracy associated with obtaining a permit for water storage facilities. “It shouldn’t take decades to get a permit to build necessary water …

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McMorris Rodgers on House Passage of Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act

Communications • June 22, 2017

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. Introduced by Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson, the legislation updates federal policy that empowers local and state leaders to use federal resources to prioritize economic growth and workforce …

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McMorris Rodgers Applauds House Passage of the Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act

Communications • June 21, 2017

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1873, the Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act. Introduced by Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-CA), the legislation streamlines the process for the management of vegetation near electrical infrastructure on public lands. “This is a win-win for our federal lands …

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McMorris Rodgers: “A job is so much more than a paycheck”

Communications • June 21, 2017

Earlier this morning, House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) led a press conference with House Republican Leadership and Reps. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) and Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) to talk about unity and the House’s work to help Americans learn the skills needed to follow their own path to success. Here are the Chair’s …

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They’re Heroes, Not Burdens

Communications • June 13, 2017

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House 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: “They’re disconnected from their mission”

Communications • June 13, 2017

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) led this morning’s House Republican Leadership stakeout to discuss the House’s work to reform the VA so it better serves our veterans, holds those involved in misconduct accountable, and protects whistleblowers. Leadership was joined by House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chair Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) and Rep. Brad …

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This was a good CHOICE

Communications • June 8, 2017

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the house passed the Financial CHOICE Act. 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 the Dodd-Frank Act. For more on this bill, click here. “House Republicans …

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McMorris Rodgers: “Dodd-Frank didn’t help Main Street”

Communications • June 7, 2017

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) kicked off this week’s House Republican Leadership press conference by explaining just how important passing the Financial CHOICE Act is to every American, from farmers to business owners to families who want to buy a home. Leadership was joined by Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) …

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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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