Energy/Environment

Touring Upriver Dam
Touring Upriver Dam in Spokane.

The United States is blessed with tremendous energy resources — including the greatest resource of all: The ingenuity of the free American mind.  Instead of borrowing money from China to buy oil from Saudi Arabia, we should keep those energy dollars here in America for American jobs.

We need a bold, comprehensive energy plan for the 21st century. And the basic principle of that plan should be “more of everything.” Especially, more hydropower, and more energy research.

It is a tremendous honor to receive National Hydropower Association’s Legislator of the Year award. Hydropower affords us great opportunity for energy growth, and I look forward to continuing to support its development..We owe it to the Pacific Northwest and to the rest of the country to expand an energy source that will not only lower energy costs for the working middle class, but create thousands of new jobs.

The bipartisan Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act, which I co-authored, streamlines the permitting process for small hydropower and conduit projects. The legislation passed the House unanimously and was signed into law by the President.

By investing in American energy and reducing our dangerous dependence on foreign oil, we can lower energy prices and retake control of our economic destiny.

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November 16, 2018

McMorris Rodgers Backs Bill to Delist Gray Wolf

(November 16, 2018) – Today, Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) voted in favor…

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October 04, 2018

Update from Walla Walla on Hydropower

Hello, I’m in Walla Walla today, and just participated the National Hydropower Association Conference. Leaders…

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August 06, 2018

Following McMorris Rodgers Amendment, EPA Changes Course on Water Quality Standards

(August 6, 2018) – Today, Eastern Washington…

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June 26, 2018

McMorris Rodgers Supports Bill to Protect Endangered Salmon in the Pacific Northwest

(June 26, 2018) – Today, Eastern Washington…

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May 22, 2018

McMorris Rodgers, DeFazio Applaud US-Canada Negotiations on Columbia River Treaty

(May 22, 2018) – Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers…