Sunday, November 11, 2012

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

House Republican Conference Chair
Elected 14 November, 2012

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Congressman, 5th District                Washington                  Republican
Elected 2004

Energy and Commerce

Ratings for 2010:

ADA    Americans for Democratic Action                                                     0
            Liberal:             less defense spending   
                                      protect civil liberties, human rights

ACLU  American Civil Liberties Union                                                       14
            Protect individuals from legal infringements on rights

AFS     American Federation of Government Employees                           0       
            Liberal labor

LCV    League of Conservation Voters                                                       10                   
            Pro-environmental protection

ITIC     Information Technology Industry Council                                          33
            Promote electronic commerce and innovation

NTU    National Taxpayers Union                                                                 89
            Pro-taxpayer rights

COC    US Chamber of Commerce                                                          100

ACU    American Conservative Union                                                         96
            Conservative:    foreign policy
                                        social and budget issues

CFG    Club for Growth                                                                                  94
            Pro-tax limitation

FRC     Family Research Council                                                               100
            Conservative:    promotes marriage and family
                                       oppose abortion

Votes in 111th Congress:           2009 - 2010

No       Overturn Ledbetter
            Extend statute of limitations in pay discrimination
No       $820 billion stimulus   
            Funds to revive U.S. economy
Yes      Let guns in national parks
            Permit people carrying guns in parks
No       Cap and Trade
            Industry measure to reduce greenhouse gases               
Yes      Bar federal abortion funds
            No federal funds for health plans covering abortion
No       Health Care Bill
            Provides insurance for people without health insurance              
No       Financial Firm Regulation
            Regulations on financial services firms
*          Pass tax cuts for some
            Bush era tax cuts to continue for incomes under $250,000
Yes      Stop detainee transfers
            Prohibit defense funds used to transfer detainees to U.S. facilities                      
*          Legalize Immigrants’ Kids
            Give children of illegal parents path to legal status
*          Repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
            Lift ban on openly gay people in military           
No       Limit Campaign Funds
            Requires sponsors of campaign ads to identify themselves

*          Absent

Year                 Candidate                     Vote                                         Campaign Chest

2010                Cathy Rodgers (R)       177,235  64%                          1,453,240
                        Daryl Romeyn (D)        101,146  36                                       2,320

2008                Cathy Rodgers (R)       211,305  65%                          1,139,376
                        Mark Mays (D)             112,382  35                                  101,027

2006                Cathy Rodgers (R)       134,967  56%                          1,931,501
                        Peter Goldmark (D)      104,357  44                             1,198,156

2004                Cathy McMorris (R)     179,600  60%                          1,537,540
                        Dan Barbieri (D)           121,333  40%                          1,628,666

Population 2010:                      723,609
Change since 2000:                 up 10.5%

Urban:                                      72%
Rural:                                       28

Median Income:                          44,868
Median Home Value:                191,300

Private Employment:                 74%
Government Employment:         19
Self-Employed:                             7
Blue Collar:                              19
White Collar:                            60

Median Age:                             37
Over 65:                                   14%
Under 18:                                 23

High School Graduates:            91%
College Graduates:                   26
Graduate Degree:                     10

Veterans:                                  14%

White:                                      85%
Black:                                         1
Hispanic:                                    6
Asian:                                         2
Native American                       2         

2008 Presidential Vote:
John McCain (R) -                   171,670           52%
Barack Obama (D) -                152,970           46

2004 Presidential Vote:
George W. Bush (R) -            177,311           57%
John Kerry (D) -                      127,162           41
Cathy McMorris Rodgers's Voting History:

Votes in 110th Congress:           2007 – 2008

No       Increase Minimum Wage
            Raise minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.25 an hour
Yes      Expand SCHIP
            Expand State Children’s Health Insurance Program
No       Raise CAFE Standards
            Increase fuel efficiency to 35 mpg by 2020
No       Bail Out Financial Markets
            $700 billion to bail out financial industry
Yes      Share Immigration Data
            Bar funds to governments refusing to share immigration information
Yes      Foreign Aid Abortion Ban
            Bar funds for abortions in foreign aid programs
No       Ban Gay Bias in Workplace
            Prohibit job discrimination based on sexual orientation
Yes      Repeal DC Gun Law
            Repeal local prohibition of firearms
No       Withdraw Troops 8/08
            Requires withdrawal of troops by August, 2008
*          No Operations in Iraq
            Bar military funds for contingency operations in Iraq
No       Free Trade with Peru
            Implement free trade agreement with Peru
Yes      Overhaul FISA
            Overhaul Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

*          Absent

Votes in 109th Congress:           2005 – 2006

Yes      Estate Tax Repeal
            Permanently repeal federal estate and gift taxes
Yes      Limit CAFE standards
            Less stringent auto fuel efficiency standards
Yes      FY06 Spending Curb
            Curb federal entitlement spending
Yes      Drilling in ANWR
            Oil and gas leases for Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Yes      Limit Interstate Abortion
            No minors across state lines for abortions without parental consent
Yes      Extend Patriot Act
            Reauthorize USA Patriot Act expanding law enforcement authority
Yes      Bar Same Sex Marriage
            Amend Constitution to define marriage as between man and woman
No       Stem Cell Research Funds
            Override veto to fund embryonic stem cell research
Yes      Build Border Fence
            700 miles of fencing along border with Mexico
Yes      CAFTA
            Approve Central American Free Trade Agreement
Yes      Oppose Iraq Withdrawal
            Oppose setting date for withdrawal of US forces from Iraq
Yes      Detainee Tribunals
            Create military tribunals to try detainees

1 comment:

  1. A weak leader and passive RINO. On important issues votes the Obama agenda.
    Voted to raise taxes (highest corporate rate in the world).
    Voted for VAWA (usurped state power, weakened traditional marriage, wasteful spending)
    Voted to fully fund Obamacare by raising the debt limit.
    Refuses to support special prosecutor for Benghazi and IRS.
    Supports amnesty for illegals.
    Totally controlled by the Washington Establishment.