Spending/Debt

Like most Americans, I am gravely concerned by the federal government’s out-of-control spending and borrowing which is harming our economy today and threatening the future of the American Dream.

President Obama has tried to solve an economic crisis caused by too much spending and borrowing with more spending and borrowing – and the results speak for themselves. Since he took office, the national debt has grown by $5 trillion (three times the rate of the previous Administration), reaching a total of $15 trillion (or $49,000 per person). If current trends continue, the national debt will reach $22 trillion in 10 years. This mountain of debt has weighed down our entire economy, causing uncertainty and high unemployment.

The only way to get our fiscal house in order is to reduce government spending. Washington has a spending problem, not a revenue problem. The Budget Control Act of 2011 caps federal discretionary spending, saving $2.4 trillion in projected government spending over the next decade. But we need to do more. I am a strong champion for a balanced budget amendment, a line-item veto, and a constitutional amendment to limit government spending to 20% of the U.S. economy (it’s about 25% today). These institutional reforms are critical to America’s future.

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October 26, 2017

McMorris Rodgers Votes to Unlock More Jobs, Fairer Taxes, and Bigger Paychecks 

(October 26, 2017) – Eastern Washington Congresswoman…

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October 12, 2017

McMorris Rodgers Votes to Fund Disaster and Wildfire Relief

(October 12, 2017) – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers…

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October 05, 2017

McMorris Rodgers Statement on the Budget

(October 5, 2017) – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the…

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September 28, 2017

McMorris Rodgers: “To all those affected by hurricanes, more help is on the way”

(September 28, 2017) – Eastern Washington…

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September 06, 2017

McMorris Rodgers’ Statement on Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief

(September 6, 2017) – Eastern Washington…

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May 03, 2017

McMorris Rodgers Statement on Government Funding Bill

(May 3, 2017) – Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) today released…

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July 28, 2016

An Update for You

Several more “Conversation with Cathy” town halls and listening sessions are in the books, so thought I’d take some time to share with you what I’m hearing. Between the e-mails, letters, and meetings with so many of…

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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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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

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…