NEWS: Cathy McMorris Rodgers Secures Endorsement of Largest Small Business Association in America

  • Jun 22, 2018


June 20, 2018 CONTACT: Patrick Bell | 509-624-1199

SPOKANE, Wash. – This week, Cathy McMorris Rodgers secured the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the largest small business association in America, because of her commitment to pro-growth policies that create jobs and put small businesses first. Cathy’s work to lower small business tax rates to the lowest levels in generations, encourage investment in local small businesses, and reduce the regulatory burden make her a champion for Eastern Washington’s Main Street job creators.

"Small businesses are our job creators here in Eastern Washington," said Cathy. "A job is so much more than a paycheck, it’s what gives us dignity and purpose, the opportunity for a better life. I want those opportunities to be right here in our community, which is why I am proud to support our job creators and help grow our economy so people can find good paying jobs and make a better life for themselves."

"Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers has a deep, personal understanding of the challenges facing small business," said NFIB’s Washington State Director Patrick Connor. "We are grateful for Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers’ important role in helping pass the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which has already provided much-needed tax relief for small businesses in our state and across the country. On behalf of our NFIB members in Washington’s 5th Congressional District, we are proud to endorse Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers for re-election to the U.S. House."

Earlier this spring, Cathy saw her Spurring Business in Communities Act (H.R. 4111) pass the House through a unanimous vote to support small business by encouraging the creation of Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs) to form here in Eastern Washington. SBICs, play an important role in providing access to capital for startups and other small businesses. However, there are currently none here in Washington state. Cathy’s bill will help change that by making it easier for them to form in Eastern Washington and invest in Main Street businesses and people in the community. In all, Cathy has had ten bills pass the House in the last seven months and five signed into law.

A descendant of Oregon Trail pioneers, Cathy is the fifth generation of the McMorris family to call the Pacific Northwest home. She was the first in her family to graduate from college and worked for 13 years in the family orchard and fruit stand in Kettle Falls. She was the 200th woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and is the only woman to give birth three times while serving. Cathy and her husband, Brian, retired Navy carrier pilot, live in Spokane with their three children - Cole, Grace and Brynn.

For more information about Cathy McMorris Rodgers, visit www.cathyforcongress.com.