Cathy McMorris Rodgers Biography Biographical Video. Republican National Convention Blog. House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) will deliver the Republican Address to the Nation. You can watch her address via live stream at SOTU.gop.gov. Learn more about Cathy in this brief biographical video.
Now in her fifth term representing Washington's Fifth District, McMorris Rodgers hails from a farming family with deep roots in Eastern Washington, where she grew up working with her parents and brother at their orchard and fruit stand in Kettle Falls. She was the first in her family to graduate from college and later earned an Executive MBA from the University of Washington.
After rising to become minority leader in Washington's State House, she was elected to Congress, where she serves on the House Energy & Commerce Committee and has been a member of Republican leadership since 2009. As Conference Chair, McMorris Rodgers is the fourth highest-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives. She co-founded the bipartisan Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus and the Congressional Military Family Caucus. She is married to Brian Rodgers, a retired Navy Commander, and they have three children: Cole, 6; Grace, 3; and Brynn, 2 months.
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