McMorris Rodgers Speaks at Spokane City Forum

Delivers Talk on Economy, Jobs, &
Preserving the American Dream

Spokane, WA – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference, delivered a comprehensive speech on the economy and jobs at the Spokane City Forum today.  The Congresswoman emphasized the need for bipartisan free-market solutions to grow the economy, spark innovation, create jobs, and preserve the American Dream.

“I’m humbled to say that I’ve lived the American Dream, and yet – like many people in this room – I’m concerned that the American Dream is slipping away,” said Rep. McMorris Rodgers.  “In the past four years, we’ve lost 7 million jobs and added $5 trillion to the national debt.  After years of bad politics and broken policy, we need to unleash the power of American free enterprise to get America back to work.  If we put our faith in the American people – and restore the pillars of our free-market economy – we can create millions of jobs, unleash a revolution of technological innovation, and preserve the American Dream for our children and grandchildren.”

Rep. McMorris Rodgers identified four areas where Congress should be focusing its attention to create jobs: expanding domestic energy production, removing unnecessary regulatory burdens, repealing and replacing last year’s health care law, and balancing the budget.   

“As the home of a large and diverse energy supply, Eastern Washington is uniquely positioned to benefit from a serious effort at energy independence,” said Rep. McMorris Rodgers.

Rep. McMorris Rodgers is one of the strongest advocates in Congress for a balanced budget amendment.  The House is scheduled to vote on the amendment later this year.

“Forty-nine out of 50 states require a balanced budget by law, and there’s no reason the federal government can’t do the same.  There is broad, bipartisan support for a balanced budget amendment, and the time for action is now.  This is our moment, and we must seize it.”

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