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Cathy McMorris Rodgers

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: Education Executive MBA University of Washington, BA Pensacola Christian College. 

Community Service: Strong advocate for the military, veterans, farmers, small business owners, students, and people with disabilities.

Statement: Growing up, I never imagined I’d go from working on the family orchard in Kettle Falls to working in Congress for the people of Eastern Washington. It’s the honor of my life to work every day helping people in our community – veterans who’ve served our country, entrepreneurs creating jobs and world-class products, farmers that feed the world, the vulnerable who need our assistance, and hardworking men and women trying to support their families and live their own version of the American Dream.

In the last two years, I’ve delivered for Eastern Washington. The most sweeping tax reforms in thirty years are still creating jobs and raising wages, and the bills I’ve had signed into law are bringing more doctors to Eastern Washington, helping people with disabilities, improving the VA, and providing funding for our timber dependent communities. I’ve secured permanent forest management reforms to keep our forests healthy, and I’ve fought to expand Fairchild Air Force Base and protect our dams.

We don’t need a bigger government, but a more efficient, effective, and accountable one. I’ve proposed legislation to rein in wasteful spending, hold bureaucrats accountable, and reform our broken budget process. The federal government should live within its means, just like working families in Eastern Washington.

But fundamentally, I believe trust has been broken. You see it in the divisiveness and lack of civility in our country. My mission is to restore trust and confidence in representative government and the rule of law, and that’s why I work every day to serve as a unifying force here in our community and in Congress.

With God’s grace, the support of my family, and help from all of you, I believe we can find common ground and work together to build a stronger, more unified Eastern Washington.

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