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Report: Cathy McMorris Rodgers will not run for GOP leadership

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Congresswoman and House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers will not be seeking another term in GOP Leadership according to The Hill. This comes following the loss of the GOP majority in the house.

According to The Hill, the congresswoman instead will be focusing on seeking a ranking position on one of the sub-panels for the Energy and Commerce Committee.

“As always, Cathy’s number one priority is to get results for the people of Eastern Washington. Cathy continues to hear from the people she represents about the need to improve health care, invest in rural broadband, and advance commonsense energy solutions. That’s why she feels the best way to make a difference on the issues that matter to the people she represents is to focus on her work in the Energy and Commerce Committee and not seek election to the House Republican Leadership team this Congress, Jared Powell, spokesperson for Cathy McMorris Rodgers, said in a statement Thursday.

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