Washington State is home to some of the greatest tech companies and startups in the world. I’m always inspired by their whole approach: to imagine what’s possible and make it happen. I want to bring this same mindset to Congress.

That requires government to be as digital, mobile, virtual, and personal as the technology outside these halls. In the House, I’ve launched a New Media challenge to encourage my colleagues to get more involved in social networking, and brought in leading experts to influence how we tackle policy issues.

The same creative thinking that launched Uber and Lyft should be used to spur tax reform. The same innovation that leads to new diabetes and cancer drugs should be adopted when Congress envisions a 21st Century health care system. The same spark that led to the iPhone should inform how we transform the future of education for our students and reform the VA.

Policymakers should be innovators, and I am committed to continuing to bridge the gap between government and the people we were elected to serve.

July 05, 2018

McMorris Rodgers Wins Democracy Award for Exemplary Public Service

(July 5, 2018) – Eastern Washington Congresswoman…

April 27, 2016

Long Overdue Updates to Electronic Privacy

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Chair of the House Republican Conference, released the following…

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…

March 17, 2016

Hearing Examines VA’s scheduling challenges

  Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Chair of the House Republican Conference,…

March 02, 2016

The call ends with no appointment

“The call ends where it started, with no appointment for Magnasco.” This is the description of a call placed by United States Army…

February 29, 2016

Facilitating Nuclear Energy Innovation

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

February 03, 2016

ICYMI: Bill aims to hasten VA scheduling

Cathy McMorris Rodgers talks to World War II Veteran at WWII Memorial Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers talks…

January 14, 2016

Stars and Stripes: McMorris Rodgers talks VA, Self-Scheduling

On Friday, House Republican Conference Chair Cathy…

January 08, 2016

Faster Care for Veterans Act

Legislation Calls on VA to Incorporate Commercially Available Self-Scheduling Technologies at VA medical facilities Washington, D.C….

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…

October 21, 2015

Applauding the Judicial Redress Act

Yesterday the House unanimously passed H.R. 1428 Judicial Redress Act. House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)…

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