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Cathy McMorris Rodgers' Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Office: U.S. House (WA) - District 5, Republican Majority Conference Chair
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April 11, 2018 McMorris Rodgers, Newhouse Bill to Protect Columbia and Snake River Dams Passes Committee
April 2, 2018 McMorris Rodgers's Bill to Protect Dams to Be Voted on in Coming Weeks
March 21, 2018 Terminal Patients Should Have Every Chance to Find a Cure
March 21, 2018 Tweet - "When our nation is leading in medical discovery, terminally ill patients, who are suffering and fighting for their lives, should have every chance to find a cure and treatment that works.That's why the People's House just passed #RightToTry."
March 19, 2018 Tweet - "I share in @POTUS' continued commitment to rescue our communities from the deadly hold of addiction. This week, I'll join my colleagues on @HouseCommerce to examine how we can build on our work to prevent addiction, help people recover, and save lives."
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 Letter to the Hon. Patty Murray, United States Senator and the Hon. Maria Cantwell, United States Senator - McMorris Rodgers, Newhouse, and Herrera Beutler Implore Murray, Cantwell to Assist Effort to Pause Impending Spill on Columbia and Snake River Dams
March 16, 2018 Tweet - "It's important to have the support of the administration on this. Our Snake River dams alone power 1.87 million homes every year with clean, renewable energy. That's why we must protect them."
March 13, 2018 Tweet - "By voting down #RightToTry, Democrats just voted to keep potentially lifesaving treatments out of reach for terminally ill patients who are fighting for their lives. It's unacceptable."
March 13, 2018 McMorris Rodgers Statement on Democrats Blocking Right to Try
March 8, 2018 House Republicans Protect American Jobs with Relief from Stringent EPA Regulations
March 7, 2018 McMorris Rodgers Joins in Introducing Mind Act of 2018
March 5, 2018 Tweet - "It's almost impossible to overstate the value of our current hydropower system. Local hydropower represents 70% of Washington's energy -- a clean, renewable output equal to that of six coal-fired power plants."
March 1, 2018 Letter to the Honorable Rodney P. Frelinghuysen and the Honorable Nita Lowey, Committee on Appropriations Chairman and Ranking Member, and the Honorable Tom Cole and Rosa DeLauro, House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, and Education - Increased Research Funding
Feb. 12, 2018 Tweet - "Nothing is as important to me as making sure our kids live happy and healthy lives. That's why I'm pleased my bill, the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act, passed the House last week. It helps ensure that calorie information is available to consumers."
Feb. 12, 2018 Tweet - "Dues skimming is robbing our nation's most vulnerable who need Medicaid the most. Every dollar that is diverted from a caregiver to a union hurts that family's ability to care for their loved ones. We need to fix this and #StoptheSkim"
Feb. 12, 2018 Tweet - "Proud to see two of my bills signed into law last week to ensure the Spokane Teaching Health Clinic can continue to serve our community and to provide access to speech-generating devices for those with ALS and other diseases."
Feb. 9, 2018 Bipartisan Budget Act: Gleason, THCS And More Wins for Eastern Washington
Feb. 9, 2018 Tweet - "Thank you for your leadership, Steve. It wouldn't have been possible without your advocacy for those with ALS and other degenerative diseases. Glad we now have permanent relief for people who need access to these critical devices so they can communicate with their loved ones."
Feb. 9, 2018 Tweet - "The Steve Gleason Enduring Voices Act gives a voice to the voiceless. With the help of @TeamGleason, we got this bill signed into law this morning!"
Feb. 6, 2018 McMorris Rodgers Statement on Continuing Resolution with Full Year Defense Funding
Feb. 6, 2018 McMorris Rodgers Statement on Continuing Resolution With THC Funding and Steve Gleason Act
Feb. 5, 2018 Teaching Health Centers Legislation and Steve Gleason Enduring Voices Act Included in Government Funding Bill
Jan. 25, 2018 Tweet - "Reminder: 144 Democrats in the House voted against reopening the government & the historic CHIP reauthorization that is providing critical health care to 9 million children nationwide."
Jan. 24, 2018 Tweet - "The longest reauthorization of CHIP in the program's history, which is now law, is giving long-term certainty to more than 60,000 children in Washington state."
Jan. 23, 2018 Tweet - "Now the law of the land (Special Character) An historic 6-year reauthorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). 9 million children across the nation now have long-term certainty they need & deserve."
Jan. 22, 2018 McMorris Rodgers Statement on Ending the Schumer Shutdown
Jan. 22, 2018 Tweet - "For our troops who keep us safe and for the sake of our most vulnerable children, I'm relieved Democrats reversed course and joined Republicans to fund the government and reauthorize CHIP. #SchumerShutdown"
Jan. 21, 2018 Tweet - "Democrats made the choice to shut the government down, to deny our troops their pay, and to keep health care and important coverage from some of our most vulnerable -- children and pregnant women. #SchumerShutdown"
Jan. 21, 2018 Tweet - "There are 90,000 children and families in the Commonwealth of Kentucky that depend on #CHIP." -- @RepAndyBarr"
Jan. 20, 2018 Letter to Philip Kiko, Chief Administrative Officer - McMorris Rodgers Requests Her Pay Be Withheld During Government Shutdown
Jan. 20, 2018 McMorris Rodgers on Schumer Shutdown
Jan. 20, 2018 "There Was Nothing in That Bill for Them to Oppose."
Jan. 19, 2018 Tweet - "We are calling on Democrats in the Senate to stop holding CHIP funding hostage, support our troops, and prevent a shutdown. #SchumerShutdown."
Jan. 19, 2018 Tweet - "A vote against funding the government is also a vote to deny 9 million children their healthcare. #SchumerShutdown. "
Jan. 19, 2018 Tweet - "Yesterday, the House voted to give certainty to 60,000 kids in my state who count on CHIP. Will Senate Democrats do the same? #SchumerShutdown"
Jan. 19, 2018 Tweet - "Note to Senate Democrats (Special Character) Children's health care should not be a partisan issue, and not a political game. #SchumerShutdown"
Jan. 19, 2018 Tweet - "In states like Washington, Kentucky, Alabama, Oregon, Louisiana and Virginia, CHIP funding will run out."
Jan. 19, 2018 Tweet - "We must get this done. There is no good reason to punish children today by keeping Congress from passing this CHIP reauthorization. cc @jimmykimmel"
Jan. 19, 2018 Tweet - "There is no good reason to punish children today by keeping Congress from passing this CHIP reauthorization. Time for Senate Democrats to get on board. #SchumerShutdown"
Jan. 19, 2018 Tweet - "Senate Democrats made the wrong choice tonight to shut down the government, deny our troops their pay, and keep health care coverage from 9 million children who rely on CHIP. It's disappointing. It's sad. It's incomprehensible. #SchumerShutdown"
Jan. 19, 2018 Tweet - "Senate Democrats need to get serious about funding our government, reauthorizing CHIP, and supporting our troops. #SchumerShutdown"
Jan. 18, 2018 Chair McMorris Rodgers Talks Retreat, CHIP, and Tax Reform on Bloomberg
Jan. 18, 2018 Tweet - "Every Democrat who voted against this bill not only voted for a government shutdown, they voted to deny 9 million children nationwide access to the critical health care they need and rely on."
Jan. 18, 2018 Tweet - "Nearly all Democrats in the House voted against CHIP funding 3 times! Today is their chance to make it right."
Jan. 18, 2018 House GOP to Senate Democrats: Prevent a #SchumerShutdown
Jan. 18, 2018 Tweet - "We are doing everything we can to deliver CHIP funding for our nation's children who rely on this program. It is time for Democrats to do the same."
Jan. 18, 2018 Tweet - "The party that thinks a $1,000 or $2,000 bonus to a hardworking family is "crumbs' is doing a pretty crummy thing to children and pregnant women by not passing the extension of CHIP." --@repgregwalden"
Jan. 18, 2018 Tweet - "Children's health care should not be a partisan issue, and not a political game. @thehill"
Jan. 18, 2018 Tweet - "Why it's time for Democrats to get on board with a 6-year CHIP reauthorization (Special Character) "To me, it's unbelievable -- it's unforgivable -- that it has not passed at this point." Rep. @michaelcburgess"
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