McMorris Rodgers is the representative for Washington’s 5th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. She has served since Jan 4, 2005. McMorris Rodgers’s current term ends on Jan 3, 2019.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
In 2013 Rodgers was investigated for using official resources, including staff, for campaign activities, paying a consultant for official services with funds from political committees, and combining official resources and campaign resources in furtherance of a campaign for a House leadership office from 2010 to 2012. As of 2018, the House Committee on Ethics has yet to conclude its review.
|Dec. 23, 2013||House Office of Congressional Ethics referred the case to the House Committee on Ethics|
|Mar. 24, 2014||House Committee on Ethics published the Office of Congressional Ethics Report and Findings and the member's response.|
|Jan. 2, 2015||House Committee on Ethics reported that the review would continue into the next Congress.|
|Jan. 2, 2017||House Committee on Ethics reported that the review would continue into the next Congress.|
Read our 2017 Report Card for McMorris Rodgers.
McMorris Rodgers is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills McMorris Rodgers has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Cathy McMorris Rodgers sits on the following committees:
McMorris Rodgers was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2340: To extend the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000.
- H.R. 1919 (114th): Steve Gleason Act of 2015
- H.R. 628 (114th): Steve Gleason Act of 2015
- H.R. 267 (113th): Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013
- H.R. 5591 (111th): To designate the airport traffic control tower located at Spokane International Airport in Spokane, Washington, as the “Ray Daves Airport Traffic Control Tower”.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
McMorris Rodgers sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of McMorris Rodgers’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 1050: Electing a Member to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.
- H.Res. 1000: Electing a Member to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives:.
- H.Res. 963: Electing a Member to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives.
- H.R. 5742: Port of Whitman Economic Expansion Act
- H.R. 4613: Ensuring Patient Access to Healthcare Records Act of 2017
- H.R. 4229: Protecting HOME Access Act of 2017
- H.R. 4111: Spurring Business in Communities Act of 2017
|McMorris Rodgers’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.R. 4760: Securing America’s Future Act of 2018
Jun 21, 2018. Failed 193/231.
This bill would make sweeping changes to laws governing legal and illegal immigration. For legal immigration, it would end the diversity program and chain migration by eliminating the visa lottery green card program and green card programs for relatives other than spouses and minor children. ...
H.R. 620: ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017
Feb 15, 2018. Passed 225/192.
A bill which just passed the House would update the law for disabled Americans for modern times, say Republicans. Democrats say it would set disabled Americans’ civil rights back decades. #### Context The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, more commonly called the ADA, was ...
H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating ...
Feb 16, 2017. Passed 230/188.
Joe Biden never got the opportunity to break a single 50-50 Senate tie in eight years as vice president. Mike Pence has already broken two. One from last month has since become law: a measure allowing states to withhold federal Planned Parenthood funding. (The other ...
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant legislative change to the U.S. patent system since the ...
H.R. 4855 (111th): Work-Life Balance Award Act
Jun 15, 2010. Failed 249/163.
H.R. 1752 (111th): To provide that the usual day for paying salaries in or under the House of Representatives may ...
Jul 30, 2009. Failed 282/144.
H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
From Jan 2005 to Dec 2018, McMorris Rodgers missed 444 of 10,025 roll call votes, which is 4.4%. This is worse than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
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