McMorris Rodgers Votes to Uphold 2nd Amendment Rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) voted to uphold the 2nd Amendment rights of people in Eastern Washington and all across the country by voting no on H.R. 8.

“I am a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment,” said Cathy. “While this bill claims to be a solution to mass violence, it, in fact, solves nothing. I support background checks and was proud last year to fix our federal background check system so we can keep guns out of the hands of those who shouldn’t have access. Unfortunately, this legislation focuses on checking boxes and making it harder for law-abiding citizens to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights, rather than addressing the root causes of mass violence or taking any further steps to keep schools safe.”

NOTE: Last year, Cathy was the only Member of the House of Representatives to be honored by Sandy Hook Promise as for her work to keep schools safe and reduce gun violence.

Cathy also has a proven track record of supporting efforts to keep schools safe and keep guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have access, including:

  • Getting the STOP School Violence Act signed into law last year to provide resources to local schools to help with school safety initiatives, mental health resources, and local law enforcement support.
  • Getting the Fix NICS Act signed into law last year to ensure federal and state authorities comply with existing law and report criminal history records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
  • Supporting the ban of bump stocks.

# # #

Recent Posts


Jun 14, 2024
Press

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 […]



Jun 14, 2024
Press

House Approves McMorris Rodgers Priorities, Pay Raise For Troops in Annual Defense Package

Washington, D.C. –  Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) today released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the FY25 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included two provisions she wrote and a number of wins for servicemembers in Eastern Washington: “This year’s National Defense Authorization Act is a critical investment that […]



Jun 4, 2024
Press

McMorris Rodgers Announces 2024 Congressional Art Competition Winner: Hawwi Jebena from Spokane

Washington, D.C. – Today, Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) announced Hawwi Jebena as the winner of the 2024 Congressional Art Competition from Washington’s Fifth Congressional District.  WINNER: “Manito Park” by Hawwi Jebena Hawwi Jebena’s acrylic painting, “Manito Park,” is the winner of the 2024 Congressional Art Competition for Eastern Washington. Hawwi attends Gonzaga […]