In America, we pride ourselves on being a land of opportunity where no one is defined by the conditions of their birth. We understand that a job is so much more than just a paycheck – it’s what gives us dignity, purpose, and the opportunity for a better life.
Unfortunately, too many workers with disabilities are struggling to find equal opportunities to achieve their version of the American dream. Some are even being paid less than their coworkers just because of their disability. This is wrong and counterproductive.
We should be doing everything we can to bring people with disabilities off the sidelines and into the workforce – not discouraging them. It’s in this spirit that I reintroduced the bipartisan Transformation to Competitive Integrated Employment Act today. This legislation will level the playing field by ending the outdated practice of paying individuals with disabilities a subminimum wage and help them live more independent lives.
I truly believe disability employment is the next policy frontier to empower people with disabilities to reach their full potential. I’m confident this bill will do just that and go a long way towards helping more people – who are ready, willing, and able to work – find employment.
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 […]
Statement from Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Washington, D.C. – Today, Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement. “It’s been the honor and privilege of my life to represent the people of Eastern Washington in Congress. They inspire me every day. They are part of the strength and soul of America — the greatest experiment in self-governance the […]