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McMorris Rodgers serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress]</ref>
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McMorris Rodgers serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013]</ref>
 
* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce]]
 
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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> McMorris 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>
 
{{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> McMorris 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>
  
{{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. McMorris 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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{{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 funded 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. McMorris 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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===Like-minded colleagues===
 
===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.<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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===Lifetime voting record===
 
===Lifetime voting record===
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''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.<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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====2012====
 
====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.<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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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'', "Rodgers, 2012," accessed January 14, 2014]</ref>
  
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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.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal'', "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal'', "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Cathy McMorris married Brian Rodgers in 2006, and the couple has three children.<ref name="bio">[http://mcmorris.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=440&sectiontree=2,440 ''Official House website'' "Biography," accessed November 16, 2011]</ref>  Their youngest child, Brynn Catherine, was born on November 24, 2013.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/11/cathy-mcmorris-rodgers-baby-birth-100346.html ''Politico'', "Cathy McMorris Rodgers announces birth," accessed November 25, 2013]</ref>  Their eldest son, Cole, has Down Syndrome.<ref>[http://blogs.rollcall.com/218/mcmorris-rodgers-to-deliver-gop-response-to-sotu/ ''Roll Call'', "McMorris Rodgers to Deliver GOP Response to SOTU," accessed January 24, 2014]</ref>
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Cathy McMorris married Brian Rodgers in 2006, and the couple has three children.<ref name="bio">[http://mcmorris.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=440&sectiontree=2,440 ''Official House website'', "Biography," accessed November 16, 2011]</ref>  Their youngest child, Brynn Catherine, was born on November 24, 2013.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/11/cathy-mcmorris-rodgers-baby-birth-100346.html ''Politico'', "Cathy McMorris Rodgers announces birth," accessed November 25, 2013]</ref>  Their eldest son, Cole, has Down Syndrome.<ref>[http://blogs.rollcall.com/218/mcmorris-rodgers-to-deliver-gop-response-to-sotu/ ''Roll Call'', "McMorris Rodgers to Deliver GOP Response to SOTU," accessed January 24, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==

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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 primaryAugust 5, 2014
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$1,318,508.50
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]

On February 6, 2014, reports circulated that McMorris Rodgers may face a possible House Ethics Committee investigation over allegations by a former staffer that she improperly mixed campaign and official funds in a 2012 race.[4]

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.[5]

Career

The following is an abbreviated list of McMorris Rodgers' political and professional career:[6]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

McMorris Rodgers serves on the following committees:[7]

2011-2012

McMorris Rodgers served on the following House committees:[8]

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.[9] For more information pertaining to McMorris Rodgers's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[10]

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.[11]

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.[11]

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.[11]

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.[12] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[11]

Economy

Farm bill

Voted "Yes" On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[13] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[14][15] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[15] McMorris Rodgers voted with 161 other Republican representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Voted "Yes" On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[16][17] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[17] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[18] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. McMorris Rodgers voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[16]

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.[19] 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.[20] McMorris Rodgers voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[21]

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 funded 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.[22] 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.[23]

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.[24] The vote largely followed party lines.[25]

Healthcare

Repealing Obamacare

Voted "Yes" McMorris Rodgers supported all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[26]

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.[27]

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.[28]

GOP Response to SOTU 2014

McMorris Rodgers gave the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address on January 28, 2014. The response was a speech immediately following Obama's remarks.

Ethics investigation

On February 6, 2014, reports circulated that McMorris Rodgers may face a possible House Ethics Committee investigation over allegations by a former staffer that she improperly mixed campaign and official funds in a 2012 race.[4]

McMorris Rodgers denied the allegations and reportedly fully cooperated with OCE investigators.[4]

The House Ethics Committee announced on March 24, 2014, that it would not appoint a special investigative panel to look into allegations that McMorris Rodgers improperly used official funds in a Republican leadership race and to cover campaign-related activities.[29]

However, an independent congressional ethics board, the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), found “substantial reason” to believe McMorris Rodgers improperly used official funds for campaign activities.[30]

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. [31]

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.[32][33] She and Rich Cowan advanced past the blanket primary on August 7 2012 and faced off in the general election on November 6, 2012.[34]

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
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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.[40]

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.[41]

Cathy McMorris Rodgers (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[42]April 26, 2013$394,516.00$151,874.00$(116,354.00)$430,036.00
July Quarterly[43]July 15, 2013$4,300,036.00$323,710.00$(154,851.00)$598,895.00
October Quarterly[44]October 9, 2013$608,981.00$326,817.00$(195,404.00)$740,394.00
Year-end[45]January 31, 2014$740,394$154,207$(276,439)$618,162
April Quarterly[46]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 .[47]

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.[48]

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.[49]

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.[50]

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.[51]

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.[52]

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.[53]

Cathy McMorris Rodgers Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2012$1,318,508.50
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

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.[54]

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.[55]

Voting with party

July 2013

McMorris Rodgers voted with the Republican Party 95.8% of the time, which ranked 50th among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2013.[56]

Personal

Cathy McMorris married Brian Rodgers in 2006, and the couple has three children.[5] Their youngest child, Brynn Catherine, was born on November 24, 2013.[57] Their eldest son, Cole, has Down Syndrome.[58]

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  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 4.2 Politico, "GOP Conference chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers faces possible ethics inquiry," accessed February 6, 2014
  5. 5.0 5.1 Official House website, "Biography," accessed November 16, 2011
  6. Biographical Directory-U.S. House, "McMorris Rodgers, accessed January 2, 2014
  7. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  8. U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce "Subcommittees," accessed November 16, 2011
  9. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  10. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Project Vote Smart, "Representative Rodgers' Voting Records on National Security," accessed October 17, 2013
  12. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  13. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
  14. Politico, "House clears farm bill," accessed February 12, 2014
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  16. 16.0 16.1 CNN.com, "House passes compromise $1.1 trillion budget for 2014," accessed January 20, 2014
  17. 17.0 17.1 U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014
  18. Roll Call, "House passes $1.1 trillion omnibus," accessed January 20, 2014
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  20. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
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Political offices
Preceded by
George Nethercutt
U.S. House of Representatives - Washington, District 5
2005-Present
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Washington State House of Representatives
1994-2004
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