• Oct 30, 2017
    Protecting Compounding Medications

    A special thanks to Cathy for your letter to the editor highlighting my fight against policies that threaten access to needed medications. Read more here.

    • Oct 26, 2017
    Military Family Summit

    It was an honor to co-host the Military Family Summit earlier this month with my colleague Representative Sanford D. Bishop Jr. 

    This annual gathering allows us to pay special attention to the unique and diverse issues that military families face, hear their stories, and work to find solutions.

    • Oct 25, 2017
    Why Women Should Run for Office

    It was an honor to be interviewed for Marie Claire on why women should run for office. As I said, women bring many of the qualities people seek in their elected officials, such as being good listeners, being trustworthy, and being problem solvers.


    • Oct 24, 2017
    Press Conference on Tax Reform

    Today I led a press conference in Washington, D.C. to talk about our tax reform plan to simplify the tax code, close loopholes, reduce taxes for the middle class, and jumpstart investment and new jobs.

    I have been working hard to ensure that Eastern Washington family farms and small businesses benefit from the tax changes we’re proposing. It’s been 31 years since we had real tax reform. A lot has changed and we need an update that will unleash the power of local people to create jobs and prosperity in our community.

    • Oct 19, 2017
    On this day in 1871

    On this day in 1871, Susan B. Anthony, visiting Olympia, became the first woman in the country to address lawmakers while they were in session.

    I think back on my time in the Washington Legislature and all the strong women who blazed the path before me. I’m thankful for their contributions.

    • Oct 18, 2017
    Saving the Snake River Dams

    I’m glad to see the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin stand in support of my efforts to protect the Snake River Dams. The dams provide us an affordable and renewable energy source that is essential to Eastern Washington.

    • Oct 17, 2017
    McMorris Rodgers fight to halt VA malpractice

    The newest reports out of the VA that mistreatment of our veterans had been concealed for years is deeply troubling. Our veterans deserve the best care imaginable, but too often that is not the case.

    Currently, it takes the VA a minimum of 100 days to decide whether to forward reports of substandard care. I have introduced a bill that would require VA medical staff to report any unethical behavior immediately. This bill will help reform the culture at the VA by holding employees accountable and ensuring that our veterans have the quality care they deserve.

    • Oct 11, 2017
    Congressional Group Prioritizing Disability Employment

    I’ve always said a job is more than just a job — it’s a ticket to more independent and fulfilling life.

    I’ve joined members from both sides of the aisle to create a bipartisan working group that examines how we can change our system of laws and regulations so that people with disabilities, like my son, Cole, have the same opportunities as everyone else to work and have a better life.

    • Oct 11, 2017
    National Disasters

    I think about the national disasters and tragedies, I’m reminded how important it is how we treat each other. As basic as the Golden Rule — to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. 

    Let’s pray as a nation that each one of us can be an ambassador of peace. We are in this together as Americans, and I challenge everyone to go have coffee with someone they don’t agree with. Listen to them. Be open to new ideas. We are all part of the moral fabric that holds our country together and let’s make sure we’re a part of making it strong.

    • Oct 10, 2017
    Why Mothers Make Great Politicians

    After I had my son Cole, I showed up immediately on the list of members that may not seek reelection because I’d become a mom. Becoming a mom makes politics real.

     Whether it’s education policies, health care policies, family leave — it informs your decision-making. There are millions of working moms across this country that are trying to balance the responsibilities of a job and their desire to be a great wife and mom. I am grateful to be a mom. I could’ve very easily missed it, and I might’ve missed it if I hadn’t run for Congress when I did. Please share this with other working moms.