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.

March 01, 2017

VIDEO: McMorris Rodgers Applauds Executive Order to Roll Back Harmful WOTUS Rule

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September 15, 2016

Rep. McMorris Rodgers Votes to Rein in EPA Lobbying

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September 12, 2016

Video: Rep. McMorris Rodgers Gives Remarks at Sept. 8 Energy Conference

As one of 24 Republican conferees appointed by the…

June 08, 2016

McMorris Rodgers Statement on Ozone Standards Legislation

Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the…

May 26, 2016

McMorris Rodgers Named Conferee on Energy Bill

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May 05, 2016

McMorris Rodgers on BiOp Ruling

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) today released the following reaction to a federal judge’s ruling on Biological Opinion (BiOp):…

March 18, 2016

Bipartisan Northwest Leaders Advocate for Columbia River Treaty

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

February 29, 2016

Facilitating Nuclear Energy Innovation

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

January 13, 2016

Waters of the U.S. ‘prime example’ of failed top-down policies

After the House voted to disapprove of the Obama…

December 03, 2015

Hydro: Modern American Energy

“We could double hydropower—and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs—without building a single new dam, simply by updating the…

December 01, 2015

Unleashing American Ingenuity

“I’m proud to be a part of what we are advancing this week—making government work better for those it was elected to…