FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 18, 2018
CONTACT: Ashley Stubbs, Communications Director
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SPOKANE, Wash. – Following tax day, Cathy McMorris Rodgers released her 2016 and 2017 tax returns to the public. In conjunction, she issued the following statement:
“My mission is to restore trust and confidence in representative government and the rule of law, and releasing my tax returns is one way to earn the trust of the people of Eastern Washington – because at the end of the day, one foundation of trust is transparency.”
TODAY is the last day you'll have to file your taxes under the old, broken, outdated tax system.
Next year you'll be able to use a simpler form, take advantage of an expanded child credit, see your standard deduction double, and keep more of your hard earned money in your own pocket.
This is about restoring trust, and I'm encouraged by the real progress we've made to help real Eastern Washington families.
After hearing from farmers all across Eastern Washington over the past year at my Farm Bill Listening Sessions, I put your concerns into action yesterday and was successful in securing the following three priorities in the 2018 Farm Bill -
1. The protection of crop insurance
2. Increased market development and access to more markets abroad
3. And more funding for agriculture research, expanding on critical research conducted at WSU.
Our farmers are the backbone of our economy in Washington state, and I’m committed to earning their trust and delivering results.
Earlier this year my bill to make eye-directed speech technology affordable for individuals suffering from ALS - The Steve Gleason Enduring Voices Act - was signed into law.
Now, I'm honored to co-sponsor the nomination for Steve Gleason to be considered for a Congressional Medal of Honor.
Read more here.
Growing up as a farm kid, the importance of agriculture was instilled in me at an early age. I will always advocate on behalf of farmers.
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Being a farmer isn't just a job... it's a way of life.
I'm happy I had the chance to meet with farmers in Walla Walla and Dayton last Tuesday, hear about the challenges they face every day, share the results I've delivered, and brainstorm the work we have left to do.
Agriculture is the backbone of Eastern Washington's economy and I'm committed to finding real solutions and policies that protect farmers.