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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 better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of April 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/cathy_mcmorris_rodgers/400659 ''GovTrack,'' "Cathy McMorris Rodgers," Accessed April 11, 2013]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/cathy_mcmorris_rodgers/400659 ''GovTrack,'' "Cathy McMorris Rodgers," Accessed April 11, 2013]</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
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) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Washington. McMorris Rodgers represents Washington's 5th congressional district and was first elected to the House in 2004. She won re-election in 2012.[1]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Rodgers is a "far-right Republican".[2]

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.[3]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Rodgers serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-12

McMorris Rodgers was a member of the following House committees:[5]

Issues

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. [6]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" 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 one 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.[7]

Elections

2012

See also: Washington's 5th congressional district elections, 2012

McMorris Rodgers won re-election in 2012.[1][8] She and Rich Cowan advanced past the blanket primary on August 7 2012 and faced off in the general election on November 6, 2012.[9]

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"

2010

On November 2, 2010, McMorris Rodgers won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Daryl Romeyn (D).[10]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Washington, Congressional District 5, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCathy McMorris Rodgers Incumbent 63.7% 177,235
     Democrat Daryl Romeyn 36.3% 101,146
Total Votes 278,381

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rodgers is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Rodgers raised a total of $8,371,612 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[11]

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

2012

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

Rodgers won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Rodgers' campaign committee raised a total of $1,968,862 and spent $1,987,459 .[12]

2010

Breakdown of the source of McMorris Rodgers's 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's campaign committee raised a total of $1,453,240 and spent $1,381,220.[13]

Analysis

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.[14]

Congressional Staff Salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. 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.[15]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, 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.[16]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, 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.[17]

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. Rodgers was 1 of 3 members who ranked 94th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[18]

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. Rodgers was 1 of 3 members of congress who ranked 117th in the conservative rankings.[19]

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

McMorris Rodgers voted with the Republican Party 95.7% of the time, which ranked 12 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[20]

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Personal

Cathy McMorris married Brian Rodgers in 2006, and the couple have two children.[3]

External links


References

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
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