McMorris Rodgers Elected Conference Chairman

Nov 15, 2012

Washington, D.C.– Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) was elected by her House Republican colleagues today to serve as Conference Chairman, the fourth-highest-ranking position among House Republicans. 

“I want to thank my colleagues for showing their trust and confidence in me and what we can do together as a Conference to advance positive, constructive solutions for the American people,” said Chairman McMorris Rodgers.  “We are united by our conservative principles, a spirit of reform to return America to prosperity, and a recognition that we must do better as a Conference to deliver our message to every corner of America to build a long-term Republican Majority in Congress.  I look forward to working with Speaker Boehner, Leader Cantor, Whip McCarthy, and the rest of the new Leadership team to get results for the American people and to keep the American Dream alive for generations to come.” 

Chairman McMorris Rodgers was first elected to Congress in 2004 and served as Vice Chairman for the past four years.   She was Gov. Romney’s House Liaison during the presidential campaign and served as the official host of the 2012 Republican National Convention.  As Conference Chair, she will be the highest-ranking Republican woman in Congress and the highest-ranking pro-life woman in Congressional history. 

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