Cathy McMorris Rodgers
It is an honor to represent Washington's Fifth Congressional District. My most important job is to ensure there are jobs and opportunity for the people of Eastern Washington and that your voice is heard in the nation's capital.
I am working to expand the mission of Fairchild Air Force Base, help military families, and bring a medical school to Eastern Washington. My bill to promote hydropower became law last year, and I am proud to support our farmers and wineries.
There are serious challenges facing our country. Our federal debt is over $16 trillion; we need to reduce our dependence on foreign energy sources; and our economy is still struggling to create jobs. Though the task is large, I am working hard to get results on these issues as your Congresswoman.
On a personal note, in November 2013 Brian and I welcomed our third child into the world — baby Brynn, joining Cole and Grace. I was single when I was first elected to Congress in 2004, and now I feel that being a wife and mom has made me all the more determined to work for families here — regardless of where they live or the challenges they face.