Spokane County is a crisis spot for fentanyl trafficking in the United States. We are on the front lines of a battle against a deadly drug that is flooding our streets, taking innocent lives, and tearing families apart.
That’s why I held a roundtable yesterday with community leaders, law enforcement, and health care professionals to draw attention to what fentanyl is doing to families in Eastern Washington. I am so grateful to Molly, Chrystal, and Marsha – who have all lost loved ones too soon to the fentanyl crisis – for sharing their stories and using their voices to sound the alarm and save lives. They are an inspiration to our entire community.
This is a crisis that we need to solve at the local level, and I am so encouraged by the incredible individuals and organizations who are working so hard to do just that. Together, we can turn the tide on this epidemic, get these drugs off our streets, and keep our kids safe.
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 […]