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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
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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→ 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 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. 12, 2018 McMorris Rodgers Statement on the President's Proposed Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request
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 McMorris Rodgers Statement on the Bipartisan Budget Act
Feb. 9, 2018 Bipartisan Budget Act: Gleason, THCS And More Wins for Eastern Washington
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: ✔️ Prioritizes our military and troops ✔️ Lays the foundation for Congress to fix a broken budget process ✔️ Helps communities devastated by natural disasters"
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 👇"
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 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. 22, 2018 McMorris Rodgers Statement on Ending the Schumer Shutdown
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 - "Democrats have chosen a path of dysfunction. They need to end the #SchumerShutdown."
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 - "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 - "The #SchumerShutdown didn't have to happen. Senate Democrats made this choice. "
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. 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 "There Was Nothing in That Bill for Them to Oppose."
Jan. 20, 2018 Chair McMorris Rodgers on Fox News: #schumershutdown Didn't Have to Happen
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 Tweet - "There is nothing in the bill to fund the government that Democrats oppose. They need to end this #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 - "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 need to get serious about funding our government, reauthorizing CHIP, and supporting our troops. #SchumerShutdown"
Jan. 19, 2018 Tweet - "Note to Senate Democrats→ 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 - "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 have a clear choice to make. Will they vote for the #SchumerShutdown or to fund children's health insurance, support our troops, and keep the government open?"
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 - "Americans aren't buying the #SchumerShutdown because Democrats are pushing for a shutdown tonight over a DACA deadline in March. It makes zero sense."
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 McMorris Rodgers: "Visit"
Jan. 17, 2018 Tweet - "Democrats who oppose the continuing resolution are not only voting to shut down the government, they're voting to deny children access to critical health care when they need it."
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