Economy/Jobs

I support policies that empower the private sector – especially small businesses – to create jobs and spur economic growth. Small businesses are responsible for 70% of America’s jobs, and when government grows – as it has under President Obama– it crowds out growth in the private sector. We need to simplify the tax code, stop burdensome government regulations, reduce government spending, and balance the budget. That will give small business owners the confidence they need to invest, innovate, and expand.

Unfortunately, President Obama and his allies in Congress have pursued a different agenda. In 2009 and 2010, they pushed through a $787 billion stimulus bill, added $3 trillion to the national debt, blocked domestic energy production, and ignored the will of the people by passing a radical, job-killing health care reform bill. The results speak for themselves. Since President Obama took office, we have lost 2 million private sector jobs while government jobs have grown, we are in the midst of the longest streak of high unemployment since the Great Depression, and the average person’s stay on unemployment – about 40 weeks – is the longest in U.S. history.

I have co-sponsored dozens of bills to reverse these trends and grow our economy — including legislation to repeal the government takeover of health care, the REINS Act, the Energy Tax Prevention Act, and the “Path to Prosperity” budget (which would cut $6 trillion in projected government spending over the next decade). I am also a strong advocate for the Balanced Budget Amendment.

Looking ahead, I will continue to advocate for policies that unleash the power of free minds and free markets; and I will continue to oppose policies that take money out of the hands of hard-working taxpayers to reward the special interests.

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April 12, 2016

Equal Pay Day

 Today Eastern Washington’s Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Chair of the House Republican Conference, released the following statement about the importance of equal pay for equal work: “Being paid less…

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April 08, 2016

Support continues for USA Act

The USA Act is Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’s latest effort to help restore the voice of, “We, the People,” and reclaim the power of…

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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 24, 2016

This editorial board supports USA Act

The largest circulating daily newspaper in Nevada, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, endorses Cathy McMorris…

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March 22, 2016

Bills Focused on Women Making History

, D.C – Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Chair of the House Republican Conference, released the…

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March 22, 2016

Support Mounts for #USAAct, A thoughtful approach to increasing accountability

The USA Act is Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’s latest…

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March 19, 2016

The citizens’ scrutiny

On the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Eastern Washington Congresswoman and Chair of the House Republican Conference Cathy McMorris Rodgers urges her colleagues to reclaim the power of the purse on behalf of the…

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March 18, 2016

Bipartisan Northwest Leaders Advocate for Columbia River Treaty

Reps. McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) & DeFazio (D-OR) urge…

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March 17, 2016

In the News: McMorris Rodgers’s USA Act

This week, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) introduced the USA Act, which she notes is “… just one of the…

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March 15, 2016

Too much of the government is on autopilot…

“Too much of the government is on autopilot and it’s time we challenge that status quo.” That’s what…

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March 14, 2016

USA Act Introduced

Today, Eastern Washington’s Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Chair of the House Republican Conference, introduced legislation to restore the “power of the purse” to the American people as outlined in…