Hard work in her family orchard led to opportunity. As the first in her family to graduate from college, Cathy McMorris Rodgers overcame the odds and achieved the American Dream. Now, as a congresswoman serving Washington’s 5th Congressional District, Cathy works to deliver that Dream to our nation’s children and grandchildren, firmly believing in the power of education and personal freedom to lift people up.
Cathy serves as House Republican Conference Chair, making her the 4th highest ranking Republican member – and the highest ranking Republican woman – in Congress. She is an outspoken leader on energy issues, especially hydropower, and is responsible for crafting the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013 that turned into the most comprehensive energy bill in over a decade.
If that weren’t enough, after marrying a retired Navy Commander, she gave birth to three children, one with special needs, all while simultaneously serving in Congress. Cathy's conservative leadership and ability to balance her responsibilities to her family and to the nation make her a true role model for all Americans.
Cathy is running for reelection in Washington's 5th Congressional District.