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Leading House Republican Announces Retirement After Nearly 20 Years


Leading House Republican Announces Retirement From Congress

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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers announced on Thursday that she will not seek reelection to the House this year.

“It’s been the honor and privilege of my life to represent the people of Eastern Washington in Congress. They inspire me every day. They are part of the strength and soul of America — the greatest experiment in self-governance the world has ever known,” McMorris Rodgers said in a statement.

“After much prayer and reflection, I’ve decided the time has come to serve them in new ways. I will not be running for re-election to the People’s House,” she added. McMorris Rodgers has been a fixture in Washington’s Fifth Congressional District since her first election win in 2004.

She also reflected on the values that have guided her team’s work over the years.

“For years now, my team and I have lived and worked by our values of having fun while we SERVE — to Seek excellence, that Everybody matters, to Responsibly own it, practice Vigilant integrity, and Embrace change. I’m proud of how it’s helped us be more effective and deliver results to my district and the hardworking people of this country. There is no doubt I’ve had the best staff on my team. They are smart, strategic, and committed to building trust,” she said.

McMorris Rodgers has made significant contributions during her tenure, notably as the chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, a position she holds with distinction as the first woman since the committee’s formation in 1975. Her service has been supported by her family’s unwavering backing.

“Especially as Chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee, I’ve seen the best of Eastern Washington and the United States of America. We will spend this year honoring the Committee’s rich history — plowing the hard ground necessary to legislate on solutions to make people’s lives better and ensure America wins the future,” McMorris Rodgers said.

In her farewell remarks, McMorris Rodgers emphasized the importance of prayer and unity in her daily life and work.

“Every day, my number one priority is to pray. I pray that God’s purpose over my life will be more deeply rooted in my heart and in gratitude for the remarkable colleagues and people He has brought into my life. No matter the division, we must unite in prayer. And as we do, we will bring hope and healing to broken lives, broken families, and broken systems failing broken people. Together, may we always be guided by God’s abundant grace and wisdom to keep the promise of America alive,” she concluded.

Her term will end on January 3, 2025.

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