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.”

Recent Posts

McMorris Rodgers Introduces Bill Expanding Service Opportunities for Disability Community

Washington, D.C. – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) reintroduced the Hannah Cvancara Service Act (H.R. 7405) to empower individuals with a non-service-connected amputation to serve the United States Armed Forces as medical personnel. This legislation was inspired by Hannah Cvancara, a Spokane resident who suffered a childhood amputation that disqualified her from serving […]

McMorris Rodgers, Cantwell Applaud Approval of Disaster Declaration for Spokane County Following Devastating Wildfires

Washington, D.C. – Today, President Joe Biden declared that a major disaster exists in Spokane County and ordered federal assistance to supplement recovery efforts in the aftermath of the Gray Fire and the Oregon Road Fire in August 2023. After the announcement, Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) and U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) […]

Feb 15, 2024

McMorris Rodgers Helps Pass Bipartisan Bill to Block President Biden’s LNG Export Ban, Unleash American Energy

Washington D.C. – Today, Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) helped the House of Representatives pass the Unlocking Our Domestic LNG Potential Act (H.R. 7176) to reverse President Biden’s American liquified natural gas (LNG) export ban. She released the following statement after the vote: “The President’s decision to impose a ban on new permits […]