Washington, DC – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference, was appointed to the House Technology Operations Team today. This newly-created working group, whose Republican Members were appointed by Speaker Boehner, will focus on expanding House communications technology, enhancing the dialogue between the American people and their elected leaders.
“As we’ve recently seen with America Speaking Out, YouCut, and the Pledge to America, Congress can effectively use new technologies to tap into the great ideas and wisdom of the American people” said Rep. McMorris Rodgers. “Now we need to take our efforts to a higher level. I look forward to working with my colleagues to bring the best available technologies to the House, strengthen the connection between Members and their constituents, and improve the quality of our government.”
In her role as Vice Chair, Rep. McMorris Rodgers leads the effort to keep House Republicans ahead-of-the-curve on New Media trends. She is also Co-Chair of the Republican New Media Caucus. A list of her New Media accomplishments can be found here.
The House Technology Operations Team will work closely with the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer and the Committee on House Administration. In addition to Rep. McMorris Rodgers, the other Republican Members are Rep. Jason Chaffetz (UT-03), Rep. Daniel Lungren (CA-03), Rep. Michael McCaul (TX-10), Rep. Robert Latta (OH-05), and Rep. Sean Duffy (WI-07).