Rodgers is the representative for Washington’s 5th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. She has served since Jan 4, 2005. Rodgers is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
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 2019, the House Committee on Ethics has yet to conclude its review. In December 2019, the Committee completed its review. It ordered Rodgers to reimburse the House $7575.95 and reproved her for her sloppiness in managing her funds.
|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.|
|Jan. 2, 2019||House Committee on Ethics reported that the review would continue into the next Congress.|
|Dec. 19, 2019||House Committee on Ethics required Rodgers to reimburse the House $7575.95 for misused funds and issued a report which is also a reproval.|
Read our 2020 Report Card for Rodgers.
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 Rodgers has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jun 11, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Cathy Rodgers sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Energy and Commerce Ranking Member
Rodgers was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- 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
- H.R. 267 (113th): Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013
Does 8 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).
Rodgers sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (27%) Science, Technology, Communications (16%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%) Commerce (14%) Energy (11%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Taxation (5%) Armed Forces and National Security (5%)
Some of Rodgers’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3435: To establish a broadband expansion grant program, to streamline the permitting process for ...
- H.R. 19: Lower Costs, More Cures Act of 2021
- H.R. 2430: Temporary Reauthorization of the Emergency Scheduling of Fentanyl Analogues Act
- H.R. 2056: Unauthorized Spending Accountability Act of 2021
- H.R. 1588: Hydropower Clean Energy Future Act
- H.R. 1073: Wildfire Wireless Resiliency Act
- H.Con.Res. 15: Expressing the sense of Congress that hydropower is an essential renewable resource and ...
From Jan 2005 to May 2021, Rodgers missed 474 of 11,200 roll call votes, which is 4.2%. This is much 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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
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