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McMorris Rodgers selected as Republican leader of the Energy and Commerce Committee


December 10, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) was selected by House of Representatives colleagues as the Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

“I’m honored to have earned the support of my colleagues to serve as the Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Committee,” McMorris Rodgers said. “This committee is critical to addressing the issues that matter to people in Eastern Washington, like bridging the digital divide, bringing doctors to rural communities, keeping energy rates low, and protecting free speech online.

“We are in a battle for the heart and soul of America,” she continued. “From blatant assaults on free speech, to Medicare-for-All, to the Green New Deal, Energy and Commerce is at the very center of the battles for freedom to beat socialism and hope to beat fear. My goal is to maximize Energy and Commerce to secure America’s and Eastern Washington’s future as the best place in the world to innovate, save lives, and raise people’s standard of living.”

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has broad jurisdiction over health care, energy, environment, technology, data, broadband, and much more.


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