Rep. McMorris Rodgers Promotes Policies to Protect Seniors in GOP Women’s Special Order

Oct 27, 2011

“House Republicans Will Not Let the Future of Medicare Be Threatened”

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference, joined 13 Republican women Members on the House floor for a GOP Women’s Special Order Wednesday night.  The Special Order focused entirely on Republican policies to protect America’s seniors.

“Republican women are committed to preserving the American Dream, promoting economic growth, and protecting America’s seniors,” said Rep. McMorris Rodgers.  “Seniors all across the country are threatened by this Administration’s policies.  Depleting Medicare funds to pay for new entitlements is not the answer that our parents deserve.  Democrats tell us to do nothing.  Republicans refuse to do nothing.”

Rep. McMorris Rodgers and her colleagues discussed myriad issues that affect senior citizens, including Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Alzheimer’s, the estate tax, and the harmful effects of President Obama’s health care plan.  They emphasized the Republican plan to improve and reform Medicare – outlined in the “Path to Prosperity” – by promoting choice and competition instead of government price controls; lowering health care costs; putting the decision-making process into the hands of patients and doctors; and making Medicare more financially sustainable for future generations.  

“House Republicans will not let the future of Medicare be threatened by this Administration’s policies,” said Rep. McMorris Rodgers.  “We will continue to protect our seniors, their benefits, and their access to quality care.  And we will continue – for many years to come – to share the great story of the American Dream and our senior citizens who embody it.”

Also participating in Wednesday’s Special Order included: Rep. Diane Black (R-TN), Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY), Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC), Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX), Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD), Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL), and Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH).

To watch Rep. McMorris Rodgers’s remarks on the House Floor, please click here.


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