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Biographical Profile for Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Previous Candidate for U.S. Representative District 5, Washington
Age: 45
Party: Washington State Republican Party
Phone: 509.624.1199
Address: PO Box 137
Spokane WA 99210
 
Cathy McMorris Rodgers's positions and views on the issues:
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris is serving her first term in the U.S. House of Representatives representing the people of Washington's Fifth Congressional District. In Congress McMorris will work to identify economic opportunities for the Northwest region; improve access to quality, affordable health care; and keep our communities and nation safe.

McMorris currently serves on the Armed Services Committee, Resources Committee and the Education and Workforce Committee. She is serving as the Freshman Class representative on the Steering Committee, is a member of the Majority Leader's Whip Team, and was named by Speaker Hastert to be the only member of the House Republicans High-Tech Working Group. McMorris was also appointed by House Resources Committee Chairman, Richard Pombo, to chair a national Task Force on strengthening the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
McMorris was born on May 22,1969 and raised on a farm.
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
McMorris earned her B.A. in pre-law from Pensacola Christian College in Florida and an executive MBA from the University of Washington.
Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
McMorris worked as Legislative Assistant and as owner and operator of a family business, Orchard and Fruit Stand.
Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
None.
Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Fort Colville Grange
Kettle Falls Area Chamber of Commerce
Northeast Washington Women in Timber
Washington Farm Forestry Association
Washington Rural Health Association
Washington State Cattlemen's Association
Washington State Farm Bureau.
Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
She served five terms as a citizen legislator in Olympia eventually being elected to minority leader.

In 2004 Cathy was elected to Congress. Her committee assignments position her to further this agenda. Cathy currently serves on:

* House Armed Services Committee
* Education and Labor Committee, where she is ranking member on the Workforce Protections Subcommittee
* Natural Resources Committee

Cathy was chosen to be a member of the Republican Leadership team in 2009, where she is vice chair of the Conference.

McMorris Rodgers is a Republican who finds opportunities to work across party lines. Cathy served as Co-Chair of the bipartisan Congressional Women's Caucus.
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Christian.
Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
Prior to coming to Congress, McMorris served the people of Eastern Washington as the 7th District Washington State Representative. She was elected by her peers to serve as House Republican leader, the top leadership post in the House Republican Caucus. During her tenure in the legislature she chaired the House Commerce and Labor Committee, the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee, and the State Government Committee.

In Congress, McMorris currently serves on the Armed Services Committee, Resources Committee and the Education and Workforce Committee. She is serving as the Freshman Class representative on the Steering Committee, is a member of the Majority Leader's Whip Team, and was named by Speaker Hastert to be the only member of the House Republicans High-Tech Working Group. McMorris was also appointed by House Resources Committee Chairman, Richard Pombo, to chair a national Task Force on strengthening the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
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