Creating Jobs and Improving Eastern Washington’s Economy

I wanted to update you about the work I’m doing to advance pro-growth energy policies, such as H.R. 4923, the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2015. This commonsense, pro-jobs legislation will fund Army Corps of Engineers’ activities, create jobs, and ensure Eastern Washington waterways stay open for business.

Our vital waterways provide Eastern Washington with a number of economic opportunities, and I am proud to support bipartisan legislation that strengthens those opportunities by providing critical funding to the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and navigation projects. This bill will help more men and women in our community get back to work and build a healthy local economy.

But that’s not all it does. This legislation also encourages cooperation between the Walla Walla District Army Corps of Engineers and landowners regarding the use of Corps’ land along the Lower Snake River. This cooperation will provide greater certainty for landowners along the Lower Snake River, helping them succeed.

This pro-growth legislation takes important steps to help get those in Eastern Washington back to work. By advancing economic competitiveness, we can make sure our community’s waterways will continue to create new jobs, strengthen our local economy, and make life better for people at home.

Recent Posts


Jul 11, 2024
Press

McMorris Rodgers Statement on Preliminary Agreement of Columbia River Treaty

Washington, D.C. – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement in response to the announcement that an agreement in principle has been reached between the United States and Canada on the Columbia River Treaty.  “I am encouraged to hear that a preliminary agreement has been reached to finally modernize the Columbia […]



Jul 11, 2024
Immigration Reform

Safeguarding Americans’ Right To Vote

Did you know that more than 500 non-citizens are registered to vote in local elections in Washington, D.C.? With more than 5 million illegal immigrants released into the United States under President Biden’s watch, we cannot allow this to become the norm across America. Free and fair elections are the foundation of our democracy, but […]



Jul 10, 2024
Clean Energy

Protecting Americans’ Home Appliances From D.C. Bureaucrats

President Biden’s war on American energy has gotten out of control. With the help of House Democrats and Governor Jay Inslee, this administration has unleashed every burdensome regulation you can think of on home appliances like dishwashers, washing machines, refrigerators, air conditioners, and dryers – just to name a few. As a result, the American […]