As the first person in my family to graduate from college, I understand the importance of education for opportunity and success. And as the mom of two young children, I know we cannot afford to have our children graduating without adequate preparation for the future – or worse yet, dropping out. We do a disservice to our youth and hurt our businesses’ ability to compete against an ever more educated global workforce.

There is a growing consensus among parents and teachers that America’s education system is not reaching its potential. I believe the best way to bring our schools into the 21st century is by encouraging high standards and accountability. By measuring results and fostering a climate of excellence, competition, and innovation, we can once again have the best education system in the world – a system that enables all of our sons and daughters to live the American Dream.

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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

ADVISORY: In Walla Walla and College Place

– On March 29, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) will hold open media events in Walla Walla and College…

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February 29, 2016

Facilitating Nuclear Energy Innovation

Today, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) voted to support federal research and development and stimulate…

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February 25, 2016

In Olympia

Last week, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers was in Olympia to meet with state leaders and advance important priorities for Eastern Washington, like the future of Fairchild Air Force Base, services for Veterans, and the completion of Spokane’s…

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February 23, 2016

Congressional Art Competition

Since 1982, young people from across the country have had the opportunity to display their art inside the United States Capitol – and this…

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December 08, 2015

Congressional App Challenge

The Congressional App Challenge is a great opportunity for high school students to hone their coding abilities and learn from other tech…

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December 02, 2015

Students First

Click to View “Open doors for our children that unleash their talents and passions to prepare them for the best career possible” Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) voted to put…

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June 22, 2015

Remembering Elson Floyd

“He had the gift of making our dreams seem possible and turning our aspirations into reality.” SPOKANE, WA – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement after the passing of Washington…

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February 25, 2015

Investing in Eastern Washington’s Future Leaders

D.C. – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement today after the House passed…

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February 25, 2015

Making Equal Opportunities in Education a Reality for Eastern Washington

D.C. – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05)…

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February 05, 2015

McMorris Rodgers Leads the Charge to Innovate America’s Classrooms

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