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Cathy McMorris Rodgers' Public Statements on Issue: Government Budget and Spending

Office: U.S. House (WA) - District 5, Republican Majority Conference Chair
Date Title
April 12, 2018 McMorris Rodgers Statement on the Balanced Budget Amendment
April 12, 2018 Tweet - "A Balanced Budget Amendment is a needed & important mechanism to restore fiscal discipline. I'm disappointed that today Democrats refused to join us in this effort by blocking @RepGoodlatte's measure from going to the Senate."
April 6, 2018 Tweet - "Our first duty is to protect our nation. That's why Congress took action on a critical funding bill that gives our troops the biggest pay raise in eight years, and gets our men and women in uniform the resources they need to safely do their jobs."
March 22, 2018 Eastern Washington Wins as McMorris Rodgers Secures Military Funding, Forestry Reforms in Funding Bill
March 22, 2018 McMorris Rodgers: "The People's House is Prioritizing the Safety and Security of Americans"
March 22, 2018 Tweet - "While the FY2018 omnibus ends the dangerous cycle of short-term continuing resolutions for now, this process is badly broken and it must be fixed."
March 21, 2018 McMorris Rodgers Secures Forestry Reforms, Secure Rural Schools Funding, and Other Wins for Eastern Washington in Government Funding Bill
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. 21, 2018 Tweet - "The #TaxCutsandJobsAct builds on the legacy of the ABLE Act to encourage people with disabilities to explore the workforce & reach their full potential."
Feb. 20, 2018 Tweet - "The ABLE Act marked the beginning of a new chapter for millions of Americans with disabilities -- one of opportunity, independence, and empowerment. We enhanced ABLE accounts in #taxreform to build on this legacy."
Feb. 19, 2018 Tweet - "What does a job mean for someone with a disability? It means they'll have an opportunity to reach their full potential and live a more independent life. That's what my #ABLE provisions in #taxreform will deliver."
Feb. 18, 2018 Tweet - "17,314 new ABLE accounts opened since September of last year. With my ABLE Financial Planning Act and ABLE to Work Act signed into law in December we can continue to build on this success."
Feb. 17, 2018 Tweet - "Meet Blake. He's an entrepreneur and, like my son, he has Down Syndrome. This is how the #ABLE provisions in #taxreform can help him further chase his dreams."
Feb. 16, 2018 No, Republicans Aren't Struggling to Sell Tax Reform
Feb. 15, 2018 Tweet - "The ADA was enacted more than 25 years ago to protect the disability community, and as part of that community, I could not in good conscience vote for this bill."
Feb. 15, 2018 Mcmorris Rodgers Statement on ADA Education and Reform Act
Feb. 14, 2018 We're Excited About What Tax Reform Means for People
Feb. 14, 2018 Tweet - "This is what the ABLE Act is all about (Special Character) Empowering our children to pursue their dreams no matter the challenges or hurdles they may face."
Feb. 13, 2018 Tweet - "What does #taxreform mean for families with children with disabilities? Because of the ABLE provisions that were signed into law in the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, it means their kids have a brighter future full of more opportunities to succeed."
Feb. 12, 2018 McMorris Rodgers Statement on the President's Proposed Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request
Feb. 12, 2018 Tweet - "Short-term continuing resolutions and shutdown threats have diminished the people's trust in Congress to effectively govern. It's essential that we fix this broken budget process."
Feb. 10, 2018 Tweet - "A job is so much more than a paycheck, it gives you purpose. The ABLE to Work Act, which is now law, encourages people with disabilities to join the workforce."
Feb. 9, 2018 Tweet - "I'm glad that the Bipartisan Budget Act creates a committee for Republicans and Democrats to come together & advance necessary budget reforms. It's essential that we fix this broken process to restore trust & provide certainty to the American people. …"
Feb. 9, 2018 Tweet - "The Bipartisan Budget Act: (Special Character) Prioritizes our military and troops (Special Character) Lays the foundation for Congress to fix a broken budget process (Special Character) Helps communities devastated by natural disasters"
Feb. 9, 2018 McMorris Rodgers Statement on the Bipartisan Budget Act
Feb. 9, 2018 Bipartisan Budget Act: Gleason, THCS And More Wins for Eastern Washington
Feb. 3, 2018 Tweet - "People with disabilities are living longer, healthier and productive lives, working and contributing to society. I'm proud to lead in celebrating what every person has to offer. Learn about my #ABLE2 provisions that became law in the #TaxCutsandJobsAct (Special Character)"
Feb. 2, 2018 Tweet - "With #ABLE2 signed into law with the #TaxCutsandJobsAct we are helping those with disabilities work, save, and live their lives."
Feb. 2, 2018 Tweet - "We need to celebrate what each and every person has to offer, and my #ABLE2 legislation, signed into law last year, will help encourage those with disabilities to live full and independent lives."
Jan. 28, 2018 Tweet - "Family caregivers, like those here in Eastern Washington, shouldn't have their Medicaid dollars taken before they even see them. I'm working on legislation to ensure we protect these caregivers."
Jan. 23, 2018 Tweet - "I'm relieved the #SchumerShutdown is over. The bottom line is that a shutdown is never good for the American people and it diminishes their trust in their representatives."
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 have chosen a path of dysfunction. They need to end the #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 is nothing in this bill that Democrats opposed. They need to stop the political games and end this #SchumerShutdown. "
Jan. 21, 2018 Tweet - "It is unconscionable that there is government funding being held up for an issue that has nothing to do with funding the government."--@RepScottTaylor"
Jan. 21, 2018 Tweet - "There are 90,000 children and families in the Commonwealth of Kentucky that depend on #CHIP." -- @RepAndyBarr"
Jan. 21, 2018 Tweet - "The #SchumerShutdown didn't have to happen. Senate Democrats made this choice. "
Jan. 20, 2018 Tweet - "There is nothing in the bill to fund the government that Democrats oppose. They need to end this #SchumerShutdown."
Jan. 20, 2018 McMorris Rodgers on Schumer Shutdown
Jan. 20, 2018 Chair McMorris Rodgers on Fox News: #schumershutdown Didn't Have to Happen
Jan. 20, 2018 "There Was Nothing in That Bill for Them to Oppose."
Jan. 20, 2018 Tweet - "I believe that fairness dictates that my pay also be withheld until such time that normal government operations resume."
Jan. 20, 2018 Letter to Philip Kiko, Chief Administrative Officer - McMorris Rodgers Requests Her Pay Be Withheld During Government Shutdown
Jan. 19, 2018 Tweet - "Senate Democrats need to get serious about funding our government, reauthorizing CHIP, and supporting our troops. #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 - "A vote against funding the government is also a vote to deny 9 million children their healthcare. #SchumerShutdown. "
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 - "Note to Senate Democrats (Special Character) Children's health care should not be a partisan issue, and not a political game. #SchumerShutdown"
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