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 By Rep. CATHY McMORRIS RODGERS    Opinion    March 27, 2014

American-made energy could provide a global opportunity to lead

We live in a nation rich with energy resources. Just look to our own backyard — the hydroelectric dams on the Snake and Columbia River systems fuel the Pacific Northwest with some of the cleanest and most affordable electricity around.   But today...

 
 By Rep. CATHY McMORRIS RODGERS    Opinion    March 20, 2014

Private funding could benefit public forests

Growing up in Kettle Falls, I enjoyed a skyline of Colville National Forest evergreens, which could be seen from just about anywhere in town. I was raised to appreciate their beauty and still do — but today, I see the forest’s potential to be a...

 
 By CATHY McMORRIS RODGERS    Opinion    January 30, 2014

It's time for passage of ABLE legislation

In the words of the civil rights leader we honor this month, “We must never allow ourselves to become satisfied with unattained goals.” Decades later, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words still ring true for all of us, including those who have...

 
 By Cathy McMorris Rodgers    Opinion    October 31, 2013

Remembering Tom Foley, an Eastern Washington giant

Together we remember the life of an Eastern Washington giant, Tom Foley, who represented our Fifth Congressional District with distinction for 30 years.  Even today, wheat farmers and all the citizens of our district benefit from the tremendous work...

 
 By Rep CATHY McMORRIS Rodgers    Opinion    January 10, 2013

Averting the looming fiscal cliff

In the last few weeks, Congress has been focused on keeping taxes from increasing and putting the U.S. government on a sustainable path toward growth and prosperity. Over long days and late nights, including New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, we...