SPOKANE, WA (April 13, 2017) – Today, Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) spent the day in Spokane meeting with and hearing from the people of Eastern Washington. She began the day by visiting the KXLY and KZZU studios to update everyone on the work she’s been doing to empower people with disabilities and to reform our broken health care system and tax code.
Following these interviews, Rep. McMorris Rodgers hosted a Coffee with Cathy event to hear directly from the people she represents on a variety of issues.
Following her Coffee with Cathy event, the Congresswoman met with Regina Malveau, Executive Director of the YWCA and Jeanette Hauck, Chief Financial Officer of the YWCA. They discussed the President’s budget proposal, and how we work to fix our broken health care system so that we can provide quality and affordable health care to everyone in Eastern Washington and across the country.
Rep. McMorris Rodgers then hosted local leaders and advocates for a Transportation and Infrastructure Meeting and Listening Session. President Trump has made infrastructure a priority, and the Congresswoman is committed to ensuring we modernize our infrastructure so it can continue serving our communities for generations to come.
In the afternoon, Rep. McMorris Rodgers had the pleasure of presenting the Gonzaga Men’s Basketball Team with a Congressional Record honoring their great season and achievements in making it to the National Championship Game. You can read the Congressional Record here.
Then, the Congresswoman joined NAACP President Phil Tyler and other local leaders for another Peaceful Communities Roundtable. This third roundtable continues the courageous conversations about how to move from poverty to opportunity, from racism to gracism, and from divisiveness to security, so neighbors, friends, and communities are strengthened and unified. The Congresswoman is committed to continuing these conversations to help bring the community together and make it the best place to live.
In the evening, Rep. McMorris Rodgers held a meet and greet with the Chase Youth Commission Award Winners to honor their accomplishments and thank the commission for recognizing outstanding youth in our community.
Finally, Rep. McMorris Rodgers ended the day with a Unity Dinner to bring together members of the community and get to know them in a less formal setting.
Tomorrow, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) will be in Spokane continuing to travel around the area and hear from the people she represents. She has released the following schedule of events for tomorrow, April 14, 2017.
Friday, April 14th, 2017
7:15 AM Greater Spokane Incorporated Let Freedom Ring Breakfast
Northern Quest Casino
Open Press – please contact Molly.Drenkard@mail.house.gov or Jared.Powell@mail.house.gov to RSVP
9:40 AM Coffee with Cathy
Rep. McMorris Rodgers’ Spokane Office
Description: Coffee with Cathy attendees are chosen on a first-come, first serve basis. Attendees are those who reached out to the Congresswoman’s office and asked for an appointment. Topics are usually a grab bag of issues or can center around one particular issue.
10:30 AM Meeting with Better Health Together Board
Location: Spokane Club, Gourmet Room