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February 6, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Ethics panel weighing spending probe of Cathy McMorris Rodgers

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is facing possible ethics investigation over alleged violation of congressional rules in the run up to the  Spokane Republican’s 2012 election to the House GOP leadership’s No. 4 slot. McMorris Rodgers’ office said Thursday the House Ethics Committee is weighing whether to pursue a referral from the Office of…

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January 23, 2014 at 2:41 PM

McMorris Rodgers to give GOP response to Obama speech

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep.  Cathy McMorris Rodgers will give the Republican response to the  State of the Union address next Tuesday, the first time during President Obama’s term that a woman will deliver the GOP rebuttal. McMorris Rodgers, 44, of Spokane, is a stalwart social and fiscal conservative who chairs the House Republican Conference, making…

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November 25, 2013 at 1:12 PM

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers gives birth to third child

WASHINGTON — U.S Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Sunday gave birth to her third child — all born during the Spokane Republican’s time in Congress. McMorris Rodgers released an Instagram photo of her daughter, Brynn Catherine Rodgers, who was born at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.. The congresswoman and her husband, retired…

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November 14, 2012 at 3:40 PM

McMorris Rodgers fends off insurgent rival to win House conference chairmanship

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Spokane Wednesday won the No. 4 leadership post among House Republicans, beating back a last-minute challenger backed by several influential conservatives. McMorris Rodgers was named chair of the House Republican Conference in a secret-ballot contest. She was vice chair. McMorris Rodgers defeated Tom Price of Georgia, who was endorsed…

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November 13, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Paul Ryan backs rival of McMorris Rodgers for House leadership post

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ seemingly-inevitable promotion to the No. 4 slot in the U.S. House of Representatives hit last-minute turbulence Tuesday when Rep. Paul Ryan threw a high-profile endorsement behind her rival. Ryan, the erstwhile vice presidential candidate, is backing Rep. Tom Price of Georgia as chair of the House Republican Conference. That’s the same job Spokane’s McMorris…

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November 12, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Monday briefing: anchor giggles on pot law; GOP should become more “modern,” not “moderate”

Good Morning. U.S. Rep Cathy McMorris Rodgers joins the soul-searching: McMorris Rodgers of Spokane, rising star  of the U.S. House, told CNN Sunday  that the Republican Party, now licking its considerable wounds from last week’s election, should become more “modern” not more “moderate,” as it figures out what went wrong and right in the 2012…

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August 27, 2012 at 11:22 AM

McMorris Rodgers now ‘host’ of Republican convention

TAMPA, Fla. — The cancellation of the first day of the Republican National Convention had put in jeopardy U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers time in the spotlight as a convention speaker. But it looks like McMorris Rodgers, the Spokane Republican, will still get her time on stage. She’s been named “host” of the convention, meaning she’ll…

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August 20, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to speak at opening night of Republican National Convention

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Cathy Morris Rodgers of Spokane will speak at the Republican National Convention in Tampa next Monday, joining an opening-day lineup of Ann Romney, Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina and other prominent Republicans. McMorris Rodgers is Mitt Romney’s congressional liason for the House, where she is the highest-ranking Republican woman as conference…

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July 16, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Monday briefing: Rock that younger vote; Cathy McMorris Rogers, important person; Murray says: Stop it

Good morning. Hey, all you much-coveted younger voters: What if you could register to vote without having to locate a stamp, envelope or mailbox? Would that make you more inclined to get involved in the political process? Rock the Vote, a  group aimed at energizing  voters nationwide ages 18-29, has launched a project with the Washington…

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