McMorris Rodgers Joins in Introducing Legislation to Ensure Staffing Levels Along Northern Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 17, 2019) — Last week, Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) joined Representatives Brian Higgins (D-NY) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY) in introducing the Border Officer Utilization for National Defense (BOUND) Act to require minimum staffing levels at Customs and Border Protection ports of entry on the U.S.-Canada border.  

“Many communities in Northeastern Washington rely on travel and commerce between both U.S. and Canadian towns for their livelihood,” said McMorris Rodgers. “While it’s important for us to address the crisis at the southern border, we must also maintain the integrity of our northern border and the relationship between communities on both sides. This legislation will ensure minimum staffing levels at these ports of entry to keep our country safe and support our local economy.”  

# # # 

Recent Posts

Jun 21, 2024

McMorris Rodgers Presents Purple Heart To Korean War Veteran From Usk

Usk, Wash. – Yesterday afternoon, Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) presented 94-year-old U.S. Army veteran, Corporal Donald Donner, with the Purple Heart in recognition of the wounds he sustained while courageously fighting in the Korean War. Cpl. Donner enlisted in the Army in 1948 and was originally stationed in Japan as a radio […]

Jun 18, 2024

McMorris Rodgers Responds to Biden Administration’s Sham Report on Columbia River System

Spokane, Wash. – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement after the Department of the Interior published a report today on the “Historic and Ongoing Impacts of Federal Dams on the Columbia River Basin Tribes.” “This bad faith report is just the latest in a long list of examples that prove […]

Jun 14, 2024

McMorris Rodgers Statement Remembering George Nethercutt

Washington, D.C. – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement honoring former U.S. Representative George Nethercutt, who passed away today. “My heart is sad. George Nethercutt was a giant amongst men who served the people of Eastern Washington with honor and patriotism for a decade. George was a man of character […]