Elected Experience: U.S. Representative from 5th Congressional District; Chair of House Republican Conference and highest-ranking Republican woman in Congress. Member, House Energy and Commerce Committee. Served in the Washington State House of Representatives; elected House Republican Leader.
Other Professional Experience: Worked in family-owned orchard for 13 years.
Education: Executive MBA University of Washington, BA Pensacola Christian College.
Community Service: Strong advocate for the military, veterans, farmers, small business owners, students, and families with special needs.
Statement: When I was a teenager in Kettle Falls, I never imagined that one day I would be in Congress, working for the people of Eastern Washington. Nothing could be more fulfilling than helping the people of our district – veterans who have served our country, entrepreneurs creating jobs and world-class products, farmers that feed the world, and the vulnerable who need our assistance.
I am working across the aisle to expand Fairchild Air Force Base, prevent and combat wildfires, and protect rural health care. We have trimmed hundreds of billions in federal spending, passed laws to protect citizens’ privacy, and pushed for bipartisan solutions to the problems facing the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Yet, I believe we need deep reforms to our federal government. The President is acting without Congressional authority on everything from regulating waterways to changing immigration policy. And the courts are legislating from the bench. We need to restore the balance of power in the Constitution.
The American people are frustrated when government bureaucrats – in the IRS, EPA and just about every other agency – are out of touch with the people they are supposed to serve. We, the people, must be in charge.
I have proposed legislation that will restore meaningful oversight to federal agencies and hold bureaucrats accountable. This is our Founding Fathers moment. We need to win back a government of the people, by the people, for the people.
You inspire me to keep working hard. Every veteran, business owner, farmer, policeman and servicemember I meet at home inspires me. We have a lot of work to do, but every day I recommit to working smarter. With God’s grace, and with help from my family, and all of you, I keep trying to build a federal government deserving of our trust.