McMorris Takes Oath of Office

Jan 04, 2009

(Washington, D.C.)  Cathy McMorris (R-WA) was sworn-in to office today to represent Washington's 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

"My number one goal is to listen to, and serve, the people of the 5th district," said McMorris. "In Congress I will work to promote economic opportunities for our state and region; improve access to quality, affordable health care; and safeguard our country."

McMorris has pledged to create regional advisory groups throughout the 5th District as one way to stay in touch with the many issues that impact individuals and families. She will also host Town Hall meetings throughout the District.

In addition, McMorris announced the appointment of Jack Silzel as Legislative Director. Silzel is a native of the 5th District and served as a Senior Legislative Assistant to Congressman George Nethercutt. Silzel will continue to serve as a liaison with the agriculture and resources community in addition to running the legislative shop.

McMorris will maintain three offices in the 5th District in addition to Washington, DC. The addresses for each office can be found below.

Washington, D.C.

1708 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
202-225-2006 (phone)

Spokane, Washington

10 N. Post Street
Spokane, WA 99201

Colville, Washington

555 South Main Street
Colville, WA 99114

Walla Walla, Washington

29 South Palouse Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362

McMorris will keep her home in Deer Lake, Washington and commute to Washington, D.C.

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