• Oct 06, 2016

  • Regulation from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act: Cathy strongly supported and helped the U.S. House advance this bill which would simply require any regulation with $100 million in economic impact to obtain Congressional approval.
  • Regulatory Accountability Act: Cathy supported this bill that requires federal agencies to consider the economic impact of new regulations and implement them in the most cost effective way.
  • State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness Act: Cathy supported permanently extending the state and local sales tax deduction, which allows residents of states without a state income tax, like Washington, to deduct those sales taxes from their federal tax returns. It finally became law at the end of the year.
  • Save American Workers Act: In order to avoid federal mandates from the Affordable Care Act, many employers cut workers’ hours. Cathy voted to reestablish America’s traditional 40-hour work week.
  • America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act: Cathy voted to provide small businesses permanent tax relief for investments back in their own operations of equipment, software, and property.


Cathy stopped by a local business during the Small Business Crawl.

  • Small Business Crawl: In May, Cathy joined the Internet Association in Spokane for a small business crawl to highlight local businesses using the Internet in innovative ways to grow, create jobs, and expand their customer base. At each stop, McMorris Rodgers asked the business owners to talk about Spokane and why they choose to live and operate their businesses here. Internet technologies are empowering entrepreneurs in Spokane to reach customers across the globe.


Cathy tried her hand at making pizza at a local Spokane pizza store.

  • Menu Labeling: Cathy introduced the bipartisan Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015 to revise the Obama Administration $1 billion menu-labeling regulations that put an unnecessary burden on pizza parlors and other restaurants with variable menus. At the end of the year, Cathy supported legislation signed into law that delayed the onerous rules.