Feb 21, 2017 /

RECAP: Rep. McMorris Rodgers’ Day in Spokane

SPOKANE, WA (February 21, 2017) — Today, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) continued her productive week in Eastern Washington, holding and attending numerous tours and meetings in the community. Here are highlights from Rep. McMorris Rodgers’ day:

This morning, the Congresswoman sat down with Dan Kleckner of KHQ for an in-depth interview covering Obamacare, immigration, President Trump, and veterans.

She then joined Freda Gandy for a tour of the MLK Family Outreach Center in Spokane to see the great services they are providing to our community and to learn what she can do to support them.

Next, she visited the Spokane HOPE School, which provides resources and technology to help children with hearing loss.  

Following the tours, the Congresswoman joined a local manufacturing facility to discuss issues facing manufacturing in America.

In the afternoon, Rep. McMorris Rodgers held a meeting with local leaders to discuss the importance of having Durable Medical Equipment available for those who need them. She is planning to introduce legislation on DMEs later this year.

She then had the honor of joining Spokane Police Officer Tim Schwering, who in January, risked his life to pull a woman out of her burning car. Rep. McMorris Rodgers visited with Officer Schwering and other officers and presented him with a Congressional Record honoring his courage and life-saving actions.

Later in the afternoon, Rep. McMorris Rodgers joined Spokane NAACP President Phil Tyler and other members of the Spokane community in hosting a second “Peaceful Communities Roundtable” to continue having the courageous conversations needed to come together, unite on common values, and work to solve the issues facing our community.

Tomorrow, Rep. McMorris Rodgers will be in the state capitol for her annual trip to meet with legislators from Eastern Washington, House and Senate leadership, Senate and House Republicans, and Health Care Committee leadership. She’ll be discussing a variety of issues, including health care at the state and national level and her support of legislation to protect individuals with pre-existing conditions.

Media inquiries can be directed to Molly.Drenkard@mail.house.gov.

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