Happy Father’s Day!

Jun 17, 2014
Press
Values

Fathers play an important role in making our families and our communities strong, so today I applaud them. Father’s Day is a special time for us to recognize the investments fathers make in our lives, and I celebrate the impact my own dad had in shaping who I am today. I thank him and all fathers for their sacrifices; their words of wisdom and encouragement; and their support through good times and bad.  

While dads are celebrated all across our country, this holiday is particularly special to Eastern Washington, where Sonora Smart Dodd, the Spokane woman who set out to honor her father became the visionary for this national holiday. We take great pride in that first Father’s Day celebration in 1910, which took place right here in our own backyard, but more than that, we take great pride in all that this holiday represents — love of family, gratitude, and commitment. I honored this Eastern Washington holiday on the House Floor this week, and I hope you’ll watch by clicking here

Wishing you a very happy Father’s Day!

Recent Posts


McMorris Rodgers Introduces Bill Expanding Service Opportunities for Disability Community

Washington, D.C. – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) reintroduced the Hannah Cvancara Service Act (H.R. 7405) to empower individuals with a non-service-connected amputation to serve the United States Armed Forces as medical personnel. This legislation was inspired by Hannah Cvancara, a Spokane resident who suffered a childhood amputation that disqualified her from serving […]



McMorris Rodgers, Cantwell Applaud Approval of Disaster Declaration for Spokane County Following Devastating Wildfires

Washington, D.C. – Today, President Joe Biden declared that a major disaster exists in Spokane County and ordered federal assistance to supplement recovery efforts in the aftermath of the Gray Fire and the Oregon Road Fire in August 2023. After the announcement, Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) and U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) […]



Feb 15, 2024
Press

McMorris Rodgers Helps Pass Bipartisan Bill to Block President Biden’s LNG Export Ban, Unleash American Energy

Washington D.C. – Today, Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) helped the House of Representatives pass the Unlocking Our Domestic LNG Potential Act (H.R. 7176) to reverse President Biden’s American liquified natural gas (LNG) export ban. She released the following statement after the vote: “The President’s decision to impose a ban on new permits […]