Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Representative from Washington’s 5th District, Republican

McMorris Rodgers, a Republican, is the representative for Washington's 5th congressional district and has served since Jan 4, 2005 (next election in 2018) (map).

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for McMorris Rodgers.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills McMorris Rodgers has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). McMorris Rodgers is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Cathy McMorris Rodgers sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

McMorris Rodgers was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

McMorris Rodgers sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (67%) Taxation (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%)

Recent Bills

Some of McMorris Rodgers’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

McMorris Rodgers’s Vote Vote Description
Aye 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. ...
Yea 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 ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Aye 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 change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
Yea H.R. 4855 (111th): Work-Life Balance Award Act
Jun 15, 2010. Failed 249/163.
Aye 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.
Nay H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2005 to May 2017, McMorris Rodgers missed 441 of 9,165 roll call votes, which is 4.8%. This is much worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 171 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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