Cathy gets results
The Sept. 19 passage of HR 6163, the National Pediatric Research Network Act, is a terrific example of how Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is finding bipartisan ways to protect the most vulnerable in society.
Sponsored by Cathy and Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.), this bill targets specific areas where medical research has lagged sadly behind. Childhood disorders like Down syndrome and spinal muscular atrophy have been overlooked. Of course, this is a great example of the kind of legislation that Cathy routinely produces.
As the co-chair of the Congressional Disabilities Caucus, Cathy has been a leader amongst her colleagues. This kind of bipartisan work that puts constituents before party politics is exactly the type of leadership we need.
I only wish that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the Democrats in the Senate were able to show this kind of leadership by bringing both sides together to make bills into laws that benefit the American people. With the clear ability to ignore party lines and fight for the interests of her constituents, it’s no surprise that Cathy has been made a leader in the House.
Cathy deserves praise and our vote for her continued leadership in November.