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{{tnr}}'''Cathy McMorris Rodgers''' (b. May 22, 1969) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] representing [[Washington's 5th congressional district]]. Rodgers was first elected in 2004 and ran for re-election on [[Washington's 5th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]. Rodgers is currently serving her fifth consecutive term. <ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Washington"]</ref>.
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{{tnr}}'''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]]. Rodgers was first elected in 2004 and ran for re-election on [[Washington's 5th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]. Rodgers is currently serving her fifth consecutive term. <ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Washington"]</ref>.
  
 
Rodgers {{2014isrunning}} for re-election in [[Washington's 5th congressional district]] in the general election on [[Washington's 5th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]. She announced in July 2013 that she will give birth to her third child while in office in December 2013. She is one of only eight women in Congressional history to give birth while in office and the only one to have had more than one child while serving.<ref>[http://www.today.com/news/rep-sets-congressional-record-most-babies-office-6C10680009 ''Today'', "Rep. sets congressional record: Most babies in office ," accessed July 19, 2013]</ref>  
 
Rodgers {{2014isrunning}} for re-election in [[Washington's 5th congressional district]] in the general election on [[Washington's 5th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]. She announced in July 2013 that she will give birth to her third child while in office in December 2013. She is one of only eight women in Congressional history to give birth while in office and the only one to have had more than one child while serving.<ref>[http://www.today.com/news/rep-sets-congressional-record-most-babies-office-6C10680009 ''Today'', "Rep. sets congressional record: Most babies in office ," accessed July 19, 2013]</ref>  
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** Subcommittee on Energy and Power
 
** Subcommittee on Energy and Power
  
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====2011-2012====
 
McMorris Rodgers was a member of the following House committees:<ref>[http://energycommerce.house.gov/subcomms/subcommittees.shtml ''U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce'' "Subcommittees," Accessed November 16, 2011]</ref>
 
McMorris Rodgers was a member of the following House committees:<ref>[http://energycommerce.house.gov/subcomms/subcommittees.shtml ''U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce'' "Subcommittees," Accessed November 16, 2011]</ref>
 
* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce]]
 
* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce]]
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
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===Legislative actions===
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====113th Congress====
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====National security====
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=====National Defense Authorization Act=====
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{{support vote}} 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.<ref name=ns>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/3217/cathy-mcmorris-rodgers?categoryId=61&type=V,S,R,E,F,P#.UmAfgBCBxVI ''Project Vote Smart,'' "Representative Rodgers' Voting Records on National Security," accessed October 17, 2013]</ref>
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=====Department of Homeland Security Appropriations=====
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{{support vote}} 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.<ref name=ns/>
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=====Keystone Pipeline Amendment=====
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{{oppose vote}} 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.<ref name=ns/>
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=====Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act=====
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{{support vote}} Rodgers voted in support of HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. 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.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c113:4:./temp/~c113vMEvNq:e679: ''The Library of Congress,'' "H.R.624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name=ns/>
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====Economy====
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=====Farm Bill=====
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: ''See also: [[United States Farm Bill 2013]]''
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{{support vote}}
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Rodgers supported the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013.  The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/3217/cathy-mcmorris-rodgers?categoryId=4&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E#.UmAgwBCBxVI ''Vote Smart'', "Rodgers on agriculture", accessed October 17, 2013]</ref>  The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/12/us/politics/house-bill-would-split-farm-and-food-stamp-programs.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0 ''New York Times'', "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps", accessed September 17, 2013]</ref>
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=====Government shutdown=====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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{{support vote}} 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House,'' "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Rodgers voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml''Clerk of the U.S. House,'' "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{support vote}} The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|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 [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> 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. Rodgers voted for HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House,'' "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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====Immigration====
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=====Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition=====
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{{support vote}} 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.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress,'' "H.AMDT.136," accessed August 28, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/3217/cathy-mcmorris-rodgers?categoryId=40&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E#.UmAg_xCBxVI ''Project Vote Smart,'' "Representative Rodgers' Voting Records on Immigration," accessed October 17, 2013]</ref>
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====Healthcare====
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=====Repealing Obamacare=====
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{{support vote}} Rodgers supported all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/3217/cathy-mcmorris-rodgers?categoryId=38&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E,E#.UmAheRCBxVI ''Project Vote Smart,'' "Representative Rodgers' Voting Records on Issue: Health and Health Care," accessed October 17, 2013]</ref>
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====Social issues====
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=====Abortion=====
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{{support vote}} 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.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/3217/cathy-mcmorris-rodgers?categoryId=2&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E,E,E#.UmAhuBCBxVI ''Project Vote Smart,'' "Rodgers on abortion," accessed October 17, 2013]</ref>
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====Previous congressional sessions====
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=====Fiscal Cliff=====
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{{Support vote}}
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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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
 
===Presidential preference===
 
===Presidential preference===
 
{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/07/9274846-romney-snags-another-endorsement-from-gop-leadership-member ''MSNBC,'' "Romney snags another endorsement from GOP leadership member," December 7, 2011]</ref>
 
{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/07/9274846-romney-snags-another-endorsement-from-gop-leadership-member ''MSNBC,'' "Romney snags another endorsement from GOP leadership member," December 7, 2011]</ref>
===Specific votes===
 
====Fiscal Cliff====
 
{{Support vote}}
 
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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
 
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Washington's 5th congressional district elections, 2014]]''
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Rodgers {{2014isrunning}} in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|2014 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Washington, 2014|Washington's]] [[Washington's 5th congressional district elections, 2014|5th District]]. Rodgers {{2014isseeking}} the Republican nomination in the primary. {{Nov2014genelection}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
::''See also: [[Washington's 5th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
::''See also: [[Washington's 5th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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{{Primary election box 2012
 
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===2014===
 
===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 Rodgers's reports.<ref>[http://www.fec.gov/fecviewer/CandidateCommitteeDetail.do#3 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Cathy McMorris Rodgers 2014 Summary reports," Accessed August 1, 2013]</ref>
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|Report 1 =April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/862/13962132862/13962132862.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'' "April Quarterly" Accessed August 1, 2013]</ref>
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|Date 1 =4/26/2013
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|Beginning Balance 1 =394516.00
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|Total Contributions 1 = 151874.00
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|Expenditures 1=116354.00
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|Cash on Hand 1 =430036.00
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|Report 2 =July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/026/13941126026/13941126026.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'' "July Quarterly" Accessed August 1, 2013]</ref>
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|Date 2 =7/15/2013
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|Beginning Balance 2 =4300036.00
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|Total Contributions 2 =323710.00
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|Expenditures 2=154851.00
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|Cash on Hand 2 =598895.00
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===2012===
 
===2012===
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====Cost per vote====
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Rodgers spent $10.40 per vote received in 2012.
  
 
===2010===
 
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00026314&cycle=2010 ''Open Secrets'' "Cathy McMorris Rodgers 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011]</ref>
 
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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00026314&cycle=2010 ''Open Secrets'' "Cathy McMorris Rodgers 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011]</ref>
 
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===Like-minded colleagues===
 
===Like-minded colleagues===
The website ''Open Congress,'' tracks whom from each party each member of Congress votes most and least often with.<ref>[http://web1.ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Ballotpedia:WikiProject_Congress/Writing_guidelines ''OpenCongress,'' "Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers," Accessed August 8, 2013]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://web1.ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Ballotpedia:WikiProject_Congress/Writing_guidelines ''OpenCongress,'' "Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers," Accessed August 8, 2013]</ref>
 
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:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
====2011====
 
====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.<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'', 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>
  
 
====2010====
 
====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.<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'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>
  
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
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==Personal==
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Cathy McMorris married Brian Rodgers in 2006, and the couple have two children.<ref name="bio">[http://mcmorris.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=440&sectiontree=2,440 ''Official House website'' "Biography," Accessed November 16, 2011]</ref>  They are expecting their third child in December.<ref>[http://hoh.rollcall.com/brad-wenstrup-prepares-for-first-child/ ''Heard on the Hill'', "Brad Wenstrup Prepares for First Child", accessed October 1, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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==Personal==
 
Cathy McMorris married Brian Rodgers in 2006, and the couple have two children.<ref name="bio">[http://mcmorris.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=440&sectiontree=2,440 ''Official House website'' "Biography," Accessed November 16, 2011]</ref>
 
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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{{submit a link}}
 
*[http://mcmorris.house.gov U.S. House website]
 
*[http://mcmorris.house.gov U.S. House website]
 
*[http://www.cathyforcongress.com/ Campaign website]
 
*[http://www.cathyforcongress.com/ Campaign website]
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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. Rodgers was first elected in 2004 and ran for re-election on November 6, 2012. Rodgers is currently serving her fifth consecutive term. [1].

Rodgers is running for re-election in Washington's 5th congressional district in the general election on November 4, 2014. She announced in July 2013 that she will give birth to her third child while in office in December 2013. She is one of only eight women in Congressional history to give birth while in office and the only one to have had more than one child while serving.[2]

Prior to her election in the United States House of Representatives 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.[3]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Rodgers serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

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

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.[6] For more information pertaining to Rodgers's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "Yes" 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.[8]

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "Yes" 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.[8]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "No" 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.[8]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "Yes" Rodgers voted in support of HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. 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.[9] The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[8]

Economy

Farm Bill
See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Voted "Yes" Rodgers supported the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[10] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[11]

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.[12] 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.[13] Rodgers voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[14]

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.[15] 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. Rodgers voted for HR 2775.[16]

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "Yes" 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.[17] The vote largely followed party lines.[18]

Healthcare

Repealing Obamacare

Voted "Yes" Rodgers supported all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[19]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" 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.[20]

Previous congressional sessions

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 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.[21]

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. [22]

Elections

2014

See also: Washington's 5th congressional district elections, 2014

Rodgers is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House, representing Washington's 5th District. 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.[23][24] She and Rich Cowan advanced past the blanket primary on August 7 2012 and faced off in the general election on November 6, 2012.[25]

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
[26]

Full history


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.[31]

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.[32]

Cathy McMorris Rodgers (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[33]April 26, 2013$394,516.00$151,874.00$(116,354.00)$430,036.00
July Quarterly[34]July 15, 2013$4,300,036.00$323,710.00$(154,851.00)$598,895.00
October Quarterly[35]October 9, 2013$608,981.00$326,817.00$(195,404.00)$740,394.00
Year-end[36]January 31, 2014$740,394$154,207$(276,439)$618,162
April Quarterly[37]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 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 .[38]

Cost per vote

Rodgers spent $10.40 per vote received in 2012.

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.[39]

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, Rodgers is a "moderate Republican leader," as of July 3, 2013.[40]

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.[41]

Rodgers most often votes with:

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.[42]

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.[43]

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, 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.[44]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, 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.[45]

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.[46]

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.[47]


Voting with party

July 2013

McMorris Rodgers voted with the Republican Party 95.8% of the time, which ranked 50 among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2013.[48]

Personal

Cathy McMorris married Brian Rodgers in 2006, and the couple have two children.[3] They are expecting their third child in December.[49]

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  2. Today, "Rep. sets congressional record: Most babies in office ," accessed July 19, 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 Official House website "Biography," Accessed November 16, 2011
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  19. Project Vote Smart, "Representative Rodgers' Voting Records on Issue: Health and Health Care," accessed October 17, 2013
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  21. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
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  49. Heard on the Hill, "Brad Wenstrup Prepares for First Child", accessed October 1, 2013
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Washington State House of Representatives
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