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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', McMorris Rodgers' net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $884,018 and $2,424,999. That averages to $1,654,508, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. Her average net worth increased by 23.65% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00026314&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Rodgers (R-WA), 2011"]</ref>
 
  
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', McMorris Rodgers's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $421,020 to $2,254,998. That averages to $1,338,009, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00026314&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash), 2010"]</ref>
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Rodgers' net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $392,019 to $2,244,998. That averages to '''$1,318,508.50''', which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2012 of $7,614,097.96.  Rodgers ranked as the 186th most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00026314&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets.org'' "Rodgers, 2012," accessed January 14, 2014]</ref>
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Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Cathy McMorris Rodgers.jpg
U.S. House, Washington, District 5
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2005-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
PredecessorGeorge Nethercutt (R)
Leadership
Washington House of Representatives Minority Leader
2003-2004
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$10.40 in 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$8,371,612
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington State House of Representatives
1994-2004
Education
Bachelor'sPensacola Christian College
Master'sUniversity of Washington
Personal
BirthdayMay 22, 1969
Place of birthSalem, Oregon
Net worth$1,654,508
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (b. May 22, 1969, in Salem, Oregon) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing Washington's 5th Congressional District. McMorris Rodgers was first elected in 2004 and ran for re-election on November 6, 2012. McMorris Rodgers is currently serving her fifth consecutive term. [1].

McMorris Rodgers is running for re-election in Washington's 5th Congressional District in the general election on November 4, 2014. McMorris Rodgers gave birth to her third child while in office on November 24, 2013. She is one of only eight women in U.S. Congressional history to give birth while in office and the only one to have had more than one child while serving.[2][3]

Prior to her election to the United States House of Representatives, McMorris Rodgers was a member of the Washington House of Representatives where she served as House minority leader.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Rodgers is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning she will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

McMorris Rodgers grew up working in her family's orchard and was the first person in her family to go to college. She earned her bachelor's degree from Pensacola Christian College and went on to earn her M.B.A. from the University of Washington. McMorris Rodgers began her political career as Cathy McMorris before marrying Brian Rodgers in 2006 and taking his last name.[4]

Career

The following is an abbreviated list of McMorris Rodgers' political and professional career:[5]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

McMorris Rodgers serves on the following committees:[6]

2011-2012

McMorris Rodgers served on the following House committees:[7]

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[8] For more information pertaining to McMorris Rodgers's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[9]

National security

NDAA

Voted "Yes" McMorris Rodgers voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[10]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "Yes" McMorris Rodgers voted in support of HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[10]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "No" McMorris Rodgers voted in opposition of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[10]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" McMorris Rodgers voted in support of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[11] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[10]

Economy

Farm Bill
See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Voted "Yes" McMorris Rodgers supported the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[12] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[13]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[14] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[15] McMorris Rodgers voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[16]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[17] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. McMorris Rodgers voted for HR 2775.[18]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" McMorris Rodgers supported House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[19] The vote largely followed party lines.[20]

Healthcare

Repealing Obamacare

Voted "Yes" McMorris Rodgers supported all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[21]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" McMorris Rodgers supported HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[22]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" McMorris Rodgers voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. She was 1 of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[23]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Cathy McMorris Rodgers endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [24]

Elections

2014

See also: Washington's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

McMorris Rodgers is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Washington's 5th District. McMorris Rodgers is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Washington's 5th Congressional District elections, 2012

McMorris Rodgers won re-election in 2012.[25][26] She and Rich Cowan advanced past the blanket primary on August 7 2012 and faced off in the general election on November 6, 2012.[27]

U.S. House, Washington District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCathy McMorris Rodgers Incumbent 61.9% 191,066
     Democratic Rich Cowan 38.1% 117,512
Total Votes 308,578
Source: Washington Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Washington District 5 Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCathy McMorris Rodgers (R) Incumbent 55.8% 83,186
Green check mark transparent.pngRich Cowan (D) 33.1% 49,406
Randall Yearout (R) 8% 11,894
Ian Moody (Unaffiliated) 3.1% 4,693
Total Votes 149,179
[28]

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McMorris Rodgers is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, McMorris Rodgers raised a total of $8,371,612 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[33]

Cathy McMorris Rodgers's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Washington, District 5) Won $1,968,862
2010 US House (Washington, District 5) Won $1,453,240
2008 US House (Washington, District 5) Won $1,442,687
2006 US House (Washington, District 5) Won $1,851,062
2004 US House (Washington, District 5) Won $1,655,761
Grand Total Raised $8,371,612

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are McMorris Rodgers's reports.[34]

Cathy McMorris Rodgers (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[35]April 26, 2013$394,516.00$151,874.00$(116,354.00)$430,036.00
July Quarterly[36]July 15, 2013$4,300,036.00$323,710.00$(154,851.00)$598,895.00
October Quarterly[37]October 9, 2013$608,981.00$326,817.00$(195,404.00)$740,394.00
Year-end[38]January 31, 2014$740,394$154,207$(276,439)$618,162
April Quarterly[39]April 14, 2014$618,162.00$382,517.00$(239,054.00)$761,625.00
Running totals
$1,339,125$(982,102)

2012

Breakdown of the source of McMorris Rodgers' campaign funds before the 2012 election.

McMorris Rodgers won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, McMorris Rodgers' campaign committee raised a total of $1,968,862 and spent $1,987,459 .[40]

Cost per vote

McMorris Rodgers spent $10.40 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of McMorris Rodgers' campaign funds before the 2010 election.

McMorris Rodgers won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, McMorris Rodgers' campaign committee raised a total of $1,453,240 and spent $1,381,220.[41]

U.S. House, Washington District 5, 2010 - Cathy McMorris Rodgers Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,453,240
Total Spent $1,381,220
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $2,320
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $13,318
Top contributors to Cathy McMorris Rodgers's campaign committee
Nelson Irrigation$20,700
Moneytree Inc$19,200
Microsoft Corp$16,000
Manson Construction$14,400
New York Life Insurance$10,500
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Health Professionals$87,530
Retired$70,040
General Contractors$63,600
Insurance$49,820
Forestry & Forest Products$41,780

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, McMorris Rodgers is a "moderate Republican leader," as of July 3, 2013.[42]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[43]

McMorris Rodgers most often votes with:

McMorris Rodgers least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, McMorris Rodgers missed 384 of 6,447 roll call votes from January 2005 to April 2013. This amounts to 6.0%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of April 2013.[44]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. McMorris Rodgers paid her congressional staff a total of $973,022 in 2011. Overall, Washington ranks 18th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[45]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2012

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Rodgers' net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $392,019 to $2,244,998. That averages to $1,318,508.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Rodgers ranked as the 186th most wealthy representative in 2012.[46]

Cathy McMorris Rodgers Yearly Net Worth
YearAvg. Net Worth% Difference from previous year
2012$1,318,508.50-20.31%
2011$1,654,50823.65%
2010$1,338,009N/A

National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. McMorris Rodgers was 1 of 3 members who ranked 94th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[47]

2011

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. McMorris Rodgers was 1 of 3 members of congress who ranked 117th in the conservative rankings.[48]

Voting with party

July 2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, McMorris Rodgers has voted with the Republican Party 95.8% of the time, which ranked 50th among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2013.[49]

Personal

Cathy McMorris married Brian Rodgers in 2006, and the couple has three children.[4] Their youngest child, Brynn Catherine, was born on November 24, 2013.[50]

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References

  1. Politico "2012 Election Map, Washington"
  2. Today, "Rep. sets congressional record: Most babies in office ," accessed July 19, 2013
  3. Politico, "Cathy McMorris Rodgers announces birth," accessed November 25, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 Official House website "Biography," Accessed November 16, 2011
  5. Biographical Directory-U.S. House, "McMorris Rodgers, accessed January 2, 2014
  6. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  7. U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce "Subcommittees," Accessed November 16, 2011
  8. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  9. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Project Vote Smart, "Representative Rodgers' Voting Records on National Security," accessed October 17, 2013
  11. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  12. Vote Smart, "Rodgers on agriculture", accessed October 17, 2013
  13. New York Times, "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps", accessed September 17, 2013
  14. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  15. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  16. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  17. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  18. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  19. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed August 28, 2013
  20. Project Vote Smart, "Representative Rodgers' Voting Records on Immigration," accessed October 17, 2013
  21. Project Vote Smart, "Representative Rodgers' Voting Records on Issue: Health and Health Care," accessed October 17, 2013
  22. Project Vote Smart, "Rodgers on abortion," accessed October 17, 2013
  23. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  24. MSNBC, "Romney snags another endorsement from GOP leadership member," December 7, 2011
  25. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named cnnr
  26. The Spokane Spokesman-Review "McMorris Rodgers starting 2012 campaign," March 17, 2011
  27. AP Primary Results
  28. Our Campaigns, "WA District 5 - Open Primary," accessed May 30, 2013
  29. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  30. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  31. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  32. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  33. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Cathy McMorris Rodgers," Accessed April 5, 2013
  34. Federal Election Commission, "McMorris Rodgers 2014 Summary reports," accessed August 1, 2013
  35. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  36. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  37. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  38. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Report," accessed February 18, 2014
  39. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 22, 2014
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  41. Open Secrets "Cathy McMorris Rodgers 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
  42. Gov Track "Rodgers" Accessed July 23, 2013
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  44. GovTrack, "Cathy McMorris Rodgers," Accessed April 11, 2013
  45. LegiStorm, "Cathy McMorris Rodgers," Accessed September 7, 2012
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  48. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  49. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  50. Politico, "Cathy McMorris Rodgers announces birth," accessed November 25, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
George Nethercutt
U.S. House of Representatives - Washington, District 5
2005-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Washington State House of Representatives
1994-2004
Succeeded by
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