Small businesses are the engine that drives our economy in Eastern Washington. I continue to be inspired by the amazing business owners that have embraced the entrepreneurial spirit of America and continue to create jobs and give back to our communities.
In Congress, I am always looking for new ways to give entrepreneurs who took the leap to start their own business the support they need to take things to the next level. That’s why I helped pass legislation in the House of Representatives this week to reauthorize and improve the Small Business Administration (SBA)’s State Trade Expansion Program (STEP).
This is a program designed to help states support small businesses that are growing and exporting their products around the world. This year, Washington state received $1.4 million in STEP funding to help businesses in our communities learn to export, participate in foreign trade missions, design international marketing materials, and so much more.
A little help can go a long way for businesses in Eastern Washington working hard to expand their operation and create new opportunities for themselves and their employees, so I’m grateful to my colleagues for coming together to get this bill passed.
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) […]
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 […]