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Cathy McMorris Rodgers' Public Statements on Issue: Employment and Affirmative Action

Office: U.S. House (WA) - District 5, Republican Majority Conference Chair
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May 11, 2018 Tweet - "A job is what gives us a purpose. It affirms our dignity and provides the foundation needed to build a better life."
May 7, 2018 Tweet - "The Labor Department reported Friday that [the unemployment rate] fell to 3.9% -- inching closer to territory not seen in half a century."
May 5, 2018 Tweet - "By getting our economy moving, creating jobs, and reforming the tax code, we can keep this momentum going and spread optimism throughout Eastern Washington and the country."
April 25, 2018 Tweet - "A job means so much more than a paycheck. The dignity of work is what gives us a purpose and empowers us to build a better life."
April 22, 2018 Tweet - "Our economy is growing & it's creating more opportunities for people to find work. We want to make sure they have the skills they need to find a job."
April 12, 2018 Tweet - "More good news in a growing economy that is providing more people opportunities to succeed and support their families U.S. Jobless Claims Decline to Lowest Level Since January 1973"
April 10, 2018 Tweet - "More results from the @HouseGOP's pro-growth agenda: "U.S. jobless claims decline to lowest level since January 1973" "payrolls continuing to exceed expectations" "unemployment rate near the lowest since late 2000"
April 2, 2018 Tweet - "Our pro-growth agenda is working "The labor market is so strong that it's even drawing back in people who've been out of the workforce for years. And it doesn't show any sign of letting up."
March 11, 2018 Tweet - "This is what an opportunity economy looks like (Special Character) "The proportion of people in their prime working years (25 to 54) who are working is at its highest level since 2008."
March 9, 2018 Tweet - "We are putting the people's priorities first to create jobs & grow the economy."
March 9, 2018 Tweet - "Blockbuster job growth in February" "The economy is humming" "Jobs reports don't get much better than this"
March 8, 2018 Tweet - "This week, the People's House took action to protect more American brick and coal jobs."
March 2, 2018 Tweet - "Did you know that more than 70 percent of moms are working moms? How about that women make up 47 percent of the workforce?"
Feb. 8, 2018 Tweet - "The ABLE provisions signed into law in #taxreform will help people with disabilities find a job. It's about more than a paycheck. It's about the dignity of work & helping everyone live their version of the American Dream."
Feb. 4, 2018 Tweet - "We want to keep building on an improved economy and do what it takes to create more jobs - better paying jobs - in this country."
Jan. 29, 2018 Tweet - "Dreams really do come true! A pay raise for someone working at @WaltDisneyCo = more money to go back to school, pay off loans, or save for a new car!"
Jan. 29, 2018 Tweet - "FedEx is investing $200 million in increased pay, $1.5 billion in pension plans, and another $1.5 billion in U.S. investment. Good news for the 5,000 FedEx employees here in Washington state."
Jan. 24, 2018 Tweet - "A pay raise for a college student who works part-time as a @Starbucks barista = savings for tuition, books, rent & more. #TaxCutsandJobsAct"
Jan. 24, 2018 Tweet - "Pay raises and increased sick and parental leave benefits for more than 150,000 employees? The good news from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act just keeps on coming!"
Jan. 18, 2018 Tweet - "Today, Chair of @HouseAdmnGOP @GreggHarper introduced a bill to ensure a safe congressional workplace for all. I'm glad to see it contains reforms I've been advocating for. https://www.gop.gov/caa-reform-act/ "
Jan. 4, 2018 Tweet - "Year-end bonuses and a $15 minimum wage, all because of the #TaxCutsandJobsAct. Great to see this happening here in Eastern Washington and all across the country."
Oct. 30, 2017 What I'll Do When Tax Reform Happens
Oct. 18, 2017 ICYMI: Chair McMorris Rodgers Launches Bipartisan Working Group on Employing People with Disabilities
June 25, 2017 Workforce Development, VA Accountability, Teaching Health Centers, and More Updates for You
June 23, 2017 McMorris Rodgers Applauds House Passage of Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act
June 22, 2017 McMorris Rodgers on House Passage of Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act
June 21, 2017 McMorris Rodgers: "a Job Is So Much More Than a Paycheck"
May 2, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of the Department of Labor - Delay the Fiduciary Rule
May 2, 2017 We All Just Want More Time
April 4, 2017 Langevin joins McMorris Rodgers, Sessions, Cárdenas, and Smith to Announce Introduction of ABLE 2.0
Oct. 31, 2016 Letter to Mr. Robert McEllrath, President, International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Mr. James McKenna, Chairman and CEO, Pacific Maritime Association - Pushing for Certainty at West Coast Ports
Oct. 31, 2016 Letter to Mr. Robert McEllrath, President, International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Mr. James McKenna, Chairman and CEO, Pacific Maritime Association - Pushing for Certainty at West Coast Ports
Oct. 21, 2016 Following Support From DelBene, Members of the WA Delegation, $2.7 Million Apprenticeship Grant Heads to Washington
July 14, 2016 McMorris Rodgers, Van Hollen Introduce Bill to Expand Inclusive Employment Opportunities for Americans with Disabilities
May 20, 2016 McMorris Rodgers Statement on Department of Labor's Overtime Rule
March 21, 2016 Senate and House Members Announce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Expand ABLE Accounts
March 17, 2016 House and Senate Members Announce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Enhance ABLE Accounts
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Economy/Jobs
Dec. 1, 2015 Unleashing American Ingenuity
Jan. 30, 2015 Letter to Robert McEllrath, President of the International Longshore Warehouse Union and James McKenna, Chair and CEO of Pacific Maritime Association - Port Negotiation Resolution
Jan. 30, 2015 Letter to Robert McEllrath, President of the International Longshore Warehouse Union and James McKenna, Chair and CEO of Pacific Maritime Association - Port Negotiation Resolution
Jan. 8, 2015 McMorris Rodgers: Putting People First
Jan. 6, 2015 McMorris Rodgers: Hiring More Heroes -- A Sign Of What's To Come
Oct. 28, 2014 Q&A with Cathy: Sales Tax, Job Creation, & My Ebola Response
Sept. 29, 2014 New Jobs for Clarkston and Lewis-Clark Valley
Sept. 19, 2014 Getting More Americans Back to Work
Sept. 9, 2014 Cathy McMorris Rodgers: Advancing Solutions to Grow Our Local Economies -- Not Washington's
July 30, 2014 GOP Press Conference: Solutions to Empower
July 15, 2014 Republican Leadership Press Conference - "Our American Solutions are Simple: They Empower People with More Jobs and Greater Opportunity. Period."
July 9, 2014 Amercian Leadership Press Conference - Americans are Stuck -- But it Doesn't Have to Be That Way
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