You and I both know President Biden’s overly broad designation of critical habitat for the Northern Spotted Owl has stifled timber harvests and stalled our economy. In fact, this overly restrictive policy has already cost us 1,200 jobs and more than $66 million in wages.
This attempt to “protect” the habitat for the Northern Spotted Owl does nothing to address the threats they actually face, and our communities are paying the price. That’s why I helped introduce legislation to remove this burdensome regulation from lands that are not actually home to the owl.
Wildfires continue to be one of the biggest threats to the owls in our region. Freeing up this land will allow us to proactively manage more of our forests, prevent catastrophic wildfires in the first place, and protect real owl habitats in the process.
This bill is a win-win for conservation and our entire Eastern Washington community, and I’m hopeful that it will be a real step towards a more balanced solution for our forests.
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 […]