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My son has a preexisting condition; he's one of the reasons I voted for the AHCA

Hearing late-night host Jimmy Kimmel’s emotional monologue this week about his son’s condition and his family’s experience in the moments after his birth, I had a flashback to the day my son was born and we learned he had Down syndrome. My... Full story

 

Q&A with Cathy

I 'm excited to announce my new column, "Q&A with Cathy." I hope you'll submit any questions you may have - whether about the government, jobs, health care, or anything else - and I'll answer them in...

 

Let’s Get to Work on the River System

Be it exporting the millions of tons of wheat harvested by local farmers, transporting essential cargo, or cultivating Eastern Washington's growing tourism industry, our community relies on its...

 

Helping Eastern Washington Students Reach Their Full Potential

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA- 05) released the following statement earlier this month after introducing H.R. 5303, the 21st Century Classroom Innovation Act, which encourages the...

 

New Options for Disability Community

Every single person has something wonderful to offer - and I believe that every person should have the opportunity and the ability to reach one's full potential. That's why I was proud to cast my...

 

Together, We Can Restore Federal Forests

Our federal forests are withering away from neglect, insects and disease, and no- where is this more true than in Eastern Washington. A staggering one-third of our country's national forest land manag...

 

Achieving Goals: Why it is Time for Passage of the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act

In the words of the civil rights leader we honor this month, "We must never al­low ourselves to become satisfied with unattained goals." Decades later, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s words still ring...

 

How Can We Create and Maintain Jobs in Eastern Washington?

"A wide net catches the most Ð ish." That was 23-year old Jordan McCandless's approach to fÐinding a job. He claimed job-hunting as a 40-hour per week com- mitment after graduating from Whitworth... Full story

 

Remembering an Eastern Washington Giant

Together we re- mem- ber the life of an Eastern Washington giant, Tom Foley, who represented our Fifth Congressional District with distinction for thirty years. Even today, wheat farmers and all the...

 

Connecting With Cathy

When our country was founded, Thomas Jef­ferson declared that govern­ments should only derive their power from the "con­sent of the governed." Four score and seven years later, at Gettysburg,... Full story

 

Keep Student Loan Rates From Doubling

I t's not every day you meet a college sopho- more who serves burg- ers at the local McDonald's drive-thru just to put herself through college and graduate with a degree in quantitative economics....

 

Building a 21st-Century VA

I t is no secret that veterans are facing difficult times. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) claims backlog has been a problem that has risen to national attention and prompted outrage, concerns and questions. And for good reason. As Ameri...

 

Food & Drug Agency In A Slump

Seattle Mariners slugger and 10- time All-Star Ichiro Suzuki is a career .327 hitter. So far this season, he is batting a respectable .269. To the casual observer, that's a pretty consistent and...

 

How Can We Create and Maintain Jobs in Eastern Washington?

"A wide net catches the most Ð ish." That was 23-year old Jordan McCandless's approach to fÐinding a job. He claimed job-hunting as a 40-hour per week com- mitment after graduating from Whitworth... Full story

 

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