Disabilities

I believe that every American should have the opportunity to pursue their dreams to the limit of their abilities, determination, and desires.

As Congress discusses critical topics such as job creation, health care, and education, Americans with disabilities should be a part of the conversation.

Disability policies and programs should be about fulfilling the abilities and ambitions of each and every American to the fullest extent possible. They should not be about creating and perpetuating dependence on the federal government.

In Congress, I have been working to increase educational opportunities, remove employment disincentives, encourage community living, advance research, modernize Medicaid, and simplify the tax code to better suit the needs of individuals with disabilities. As the founder and co-chair of the Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus, I work to educate members of Congress and their staff about Down syndrome.

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April 01, 2016

Throughout Eastern Washington: April 4, 5, 6

– Next week, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) will travel throughout Eastern Washington listening…

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March 21, 2016

Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day

— Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), chair of the House Republican Conference, co-chair of the bipartisan…

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January 05, 2015

ABLE Act Becomes Law of the Land; Empowers Millions with Disabilities

– Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) issued the…

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December 03, 2014

McMorris Rodgers: Empowering Individuals Across Eastern Washington

 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) issued the…

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November 12, 2014

Legislators Celebrate Bipartisan Victory for ALS Community

Today Representatives Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Erik Paulsen (R-MN), and…

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September 12, 2014

Legislators Call For Answers On Behalf of ALS Community

Today Representatives Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), John Tierney (D-MA), and Erik…

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July 24, 2014

McMorris Rodgers: A Champion for the Disability Community

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement today after…

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July 22, 2014

New Possibilities for the Eastern Washington Disability Community

Op-ed by Cathy McMorris Rodgers Published in The…