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, 2023.
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 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 from Jan 3, 2017 to Nov 30, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Cathy Anne McMorris Rodgers sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Energy and Commerce Ranking Member
McMorris Rodgers was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 6435: To provide for the application of certain provisions of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 for fiscal year 2021.
- H.R. 4779 (116th): To extend the Undertaking Spam, Spyware, And Fraud Enforcement With Enforcers beyond Borders Act of 2006, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 8132 (116th): American COMPETE Act
- H.R. 4111 (115th): Spurring Business in Communities Act of 2017
- H.R. 2340 (115th): 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
Does 9 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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:
Health (24%) Science, Technology, Communications (19%) Energy (17%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%) Commerce (10%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (5%) Crime and Law Enforcement (5%)
Recently Introduced Bills
McMorris Rodgers recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 9234: Critical Electric Infrastructure Cybersecurity Incident Reporting Act
- H.R. 9073: Hannah Cvancara Service Act
- H.Res. 1284: Of inquiry directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide certain …
- H.R. 8488: Protecting America’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve from China Act
- H.R. 8091: FORESTS Act of 2022
- H.R. 8060: Safe to Tell Act of 2022
- H.R. 7987: DEFEND Act of 2022
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2005 to Dec 2022, McMorris Rodgers missed 487 of 11,975 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. This is worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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