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Cathy McMorris Rodgers' Public Statements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Office: U.S. House (WA) - District 5, Republican Majority Conference Chair
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May 19, 2018 Tweet - "Those with Down syndrome are living lives full of possibility and potential, and that's what we want to be focusing on. We want to be focusing on what they have to offer - on their ability."
May 17, 2018 Tweet - "People with Down syndrome, like Frank Stephens & my son Cole, are living lives full of possibility and huge potential. Tonight, I'll join my friend and colleague, @TomColeOK04, to celebrate their abilities. #AcceptAbility"
May 12, 2018 Tweet - "We should focus on people's abilities and all that they have to offer. That's why I championed #ABLE to Work in #taxreform so that more people with disabilities can explore the workforce."
May 10, 2018 Tweet - "For moms like me who are raising a child with a disability, we expanded #ABLE accounts with two bills I championed in #taxreform to allow our kids to explore the workforce and save more of what they earn."
May 9, 2018 Tweet - "With the #ABLE provisions in #taxreform, we are giving people with disabilities, like Down syndrome, an opportunity for a better life."
May 6, 2018 Tweet - "To have a free society where we debate ideas and build dialogue and trust amongst each other, we must have free speech."
May 5, 2018 Tweet - "#ABLE accounts help people with disabilities save for living expenses like medical care, education, transportation, and housing so they can live a fuller and more independent life."
April 24, 2018 Tweet - "Here's a closer look at how the #ABLE Act came to be, and here's how we built upon its success in the #TaxCutsandJobsAct: #taxreform"
April 22, 2018 Tweet - "As you talk to people with disabilities, a lot of them feel like they are trapped in poverty and #ABLE is a way to actually create policy that is going to empower them. Proud to say we built upon the success of #ABLE in the #TaxCutsandJobsAct. Here's how:"
April 19, 2018 House GOP Chair at Heritage: "People Are Dreaming Again"
April 19, 2018 Tweet - "The #TaxCutsandJobsAct expands ABLE accounts to help people with disabilities, like #autism, explore the workforce and find a job that helps them live independently and with a purpose. #AutismAwarenessMonth #LightItUpBlue"
April 19, 2018 Tweet - "A job means so much more than a paycheck. The dignity of work gives us a purpose. That's why I made sure #taxreform expanded #ABLE accounts, so people with disabilities will have more opportunities to explore the workforce."
April 16, 2018 Tweet - "Meet Blake Pyron! He's runs @Blakessnowshack, & he's showing the world what's possible for people with #Downsyndrome. Because of ABLE to Work in #taxreform, he can save more of what earns in order to live a more independent life."
April 15, 2018 Tweet - "#ABLE to Work in #taxreform is giving more people living with a disability, like Blake, a chance to chase their dreams."
April 13, 2018 Tweet - "People with disabilities are living lives full of huge potential. It's a reminder to all of us to focus on people's abilities and all that they have to offer."
April 11, 2018 Tweet - "Every person has value and a purpose. That's why I'm on a mission to help children with disabilities, like my son, reach their full potential."
April 8, 2018 Tweet - "April is Autism Awareness Month. Did you know that people with Autism are eligible to open ABLE accounts? In #taxreform, we expanded these accounts to help people with disabilities (like Autism) save more of their own money and find a job that's right for them."
April 6, 2018 Tweet - "I'm very excited for the students who will be participating in #WSU's new program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Just like their peers, they deserve every opportunity to learn and reach their full potential"
April 6, 2018 Tweet - "With provisions like #ABLE to Work, #taxreform is offering everyone a chance at a better life."
April 4, 2018 New Month, New Wins from Tax Reform
April 4, 2018 Dr. King's Vision for Unity
April 4, 2018 Tweet - "Today, on the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's assassination, we are reminded that we are still on a journey for a more perfect union. To travel far, we cannot be on this journey alone."
April 3, 2018 Tweet - "We live in an amazing time in history when we are not bound by the conditions of our birth. That's why it's my goal to empower people with disabilities with solutions like ABLE to Work."
April 2, 2018 Tweet - "ABLE to Work, which was signed into law in #taxreform, will allow people with disabilities to explore the workforce and find a good-paying job."
March 24, 2018 Tweet - "People with Down syndrome are living lives full of huge potential. It's a reminder to all of us to focus on people's abilities and all that they have to offer."
March 22, 2018 Tweet - "A big win in the government funding bill It directs NIH to significantly increase funding for research into Down syndrome and trisomy 21. It's worth your time to watch Frank Stephens' testimony on the importance of this research."
March 22, 2018 "We Must Be Warriors for Human Dignity"
March 21, 2018 Tweet - "For me, helping people with disabilities live happy, healthy, and productive lives is not just good policy, it's personal. #WDSD2018 #WorldDownSyndromeDay"
March 21, 2018 Tweet - "Just like everyone else, people with Down syndrome have dreams and aspirations. They want to go to college, find a career, and pursue their passions. For many, that means finding a job that empowers them to live meaningful and independent lives. #WDSD2018"
March 20, 2018 Tweet - "Wednesday is #WorldDownSyndromeDay where we will celebrate people with Down syndrome who are making a lasting impact in our communities."
March 20, 2018 Chair McMorris Rodgers's Remarks at Leadership Stakeout
March 19, 2018 Tweet - "We should always focus on people's abilities and help them reach their full potential. That's why #ABLE to Work will help those with disabilities explore work and pursue their passions."
March 18, 2018 Tweet - "Many with disabilities would love to have the opportunity to work, and we need to give them that opportunity to reach their full potential. #ABLE"
March 18, 2018 Tweet - "On Wednesday, we will be celebrating World Down Syndrome Day. I'm excited to share the stories of children like my son, Cole, who are living a life full of huge potential."
March 16, 2018 Tweet - "I'm excited that in the #TaxCutsandJobsAct, my #ABLE to Work provisions were signed into law. It allows those with disabilities to explore work & find a job."
March 14, 2018 Tweet - "We should be focused on ABILITY & all the talents that people have to offer. My bill, ABLE to Work, was signed into in #taxreform. It will allow people with disabilities to explore the workforce and reach their full potential."
March 14, 2018 Chair McMorris Rodgers Discusses Ruth Marcus Op-ed, Human Dignity on Fox & Friends
March 13, 2018 Tweet - "One way we can continue to support those with Down syndrome and other disabilities is by ensuring they have the resources available to them to live full and independent lives. That's what my ABLE provisions in the #TaxCutsandJobsAct do."
March 11, 2018 Tweet - "After reading the opinion piece in the @washingtonpost about aborting babies with Down syndrome, I struggled to put into words how offensive it is. Thread..."
March 10, 2018 Tweet - "What does #taxreform mean for people living with a disability? My ABLE provisions, that were signed into law in the #TaxCutsandJobsAct, will mean they will have more opportunities to reach their full potential."
March 9, 2018 Tweet - "For people living with a disability, my ABLE 2.0 provisions will allow them to explore the workforce and find a good-paying job."
March 8, 2018 Tweet - "For people living with a disability, a job is so much more than a paycheck. It's what gives them a purpose. My bill, ABLE to Work, became law in the #TaxCutsandJobsAct to help them explore the workforce & find a good paying job."
March 7, 2018 Tweet - "The ABLE provisions in #taxreform are proof that we can create policy to help people reach their full potential."
March 6, 2018 Women Are the Faces of Tax Reform
March 6, 2018 Tweet - "For moms like me, who are raising a child with a disability, my ABLE 2.0 provisions will allow them to explore the workforce and find a good-paying job. #WomensHistoryMonth"
March 2, 2018 Tweet - "Federal policies shouldn't limit the opportunities of those with disabilities, like my son. That's why I'm so proud the #TaxCutsandJobsAct builds on the legacy of the ABLE Act to help people with disabilities save more of their own money."
Feb. 27, 2018 McMorris Rodgers Joins in Support of Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation
Feb. 27, 2018 Tweet - "Websites cannot turn a blind eye to sex trafficking. That's why the House is taking additional action today to hold those who facilitate these crimes fully accountable under the law."
Feb. 22, 2018 Tweet - "My bills to help people with disabilities explore the workforce, find a job, & save for their future were signed into law in December (Special Character) Learn more on https://mcmorris.house.gov/able/ . SIGNED INTO LAW: ABLE to Work Act SIGNED INTO LAW: ABLE Financial Planning Act"
Dec. 11, 2017 McMorris Rodgers: "The People's House is Standing up Against Anti-Semitism"
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