Leader Rodgers Opening Remarks at Full Committee Markup of 12 Bills
Washington, D.C. — Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) delivered remarks in today’s full committee markup of 12 pieces of legislation.
Excerpts and highlights from her prepared remarks:
“I’m pleased that we are advancing 12 bills in a bipartisan fashion today.”
“Two of the bills before us today renew and authorize key public health programs — an important duty for us as an authorizing committee.
“Mr. Guthrie’s Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Reauthorization Act reauthorizes federal support for statewide programs that help children with hearing loss get early intervention services.
Lawmakers Request Biden Administration to Brief Congress on Sweeping, Cure-Killing Provisions and Their Costs
Washington, D.C. — Lawmakers are urging the Biden Administration to provide greater information and analysis in their rush towards a drug pricing scheme that would dramatically change how the United States pays for drugs and upend the incentives that exist today for innovation and generic and biosimilar competition.
Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Ways and Means Committee Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) sent a letter to Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Xavier Becerra and Administrator for...
Leader Rodgers on Fox Business: Inflation is at a 30-Year High. It’s an Ugly Hidden Tax.
Leader Rodgers joined Maria Bartiromo’s Wall Street show on Fox Business to expose the consequences of President Biden's tax and spending spree on American families. Leader Rodgers highlighted how the socialist agenda will worsen surging inflation and energy costs – and raise taxes on hardworking American families. Watch the interview ↓
“The Biden administration is about more federal control of our lives,...
Leader Rodgers Statement on President Biden’s Summit with Xi Jinping
Washington, D.C. — Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement about President Biden’s meeting today with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
“For almost two years, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has destroyed evidence, engaged in a relentless coverup, lied, and spread propaganda to hide its role in how the COVID-19 pandemic started and spread. It’s also an oppressive regime that forces religious and ethnic minorities into slave labor, surveils and controls its own citizens, and aids other hostile regimes that are America’s...
Rodgers Statement on GAO Affirming Puerto Rico Enhanced Funding Expired on October 1
Washington D.C.-- House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirmed that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) does not have legal authority to permanently extend enhanced Medicaid funding in Puerto Rico.
In a legal opinion to the Energy and Commerce Committee, GAO made a firm and clear determination, saying “HHS’s FY 2022 allotment of $2,943,000,000 for Puerto Rico was not authorized,” and “the plain meaning of the language of the statute...