June 14, 2018 —Today, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) formally endorsed Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in her re-election bid for U.S. House in Washington’s 5th District.
“Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has made focusing on commonsense, clean energy solutions that grow the economy, strengthen America’s national security, and preserve the quality of our natural environment a hallmark of her time in the House. Additionally, Rep. McMorris Rodgers has demonstrated a commitment to promoting clean energy technology as a member of the House Clean Energy and Innovation Working Group. CRES is proud to formally endorse Cathy McMorris Rodgers in her re-election bid for U.S. House in Washington’s 5th District,” CRES Managing Director Heather Reams said.
“I am proud to earn an endorsement from Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions. Families and consumers across Eastern Washington rely on our hydropower system for clean, renewable, reliable and affordable energy. That is why I will continue to encourage modernization in our nation’s hydropower sector and promote new infrastructure that will grow our economy, preserve our environment and meet our energy potential for future generations,” said Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
Rep. McMorris Rodgers’ record on clean energy includes:
- Introduced the Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017, which gives FERC the flexibility and authority to extend permit periods, update the definition of renewable energy to include hydropower and require improvements to the licensing process that will shorten the permitting timeline.
- Served as a Republican conferee on the Energy Conference Committee, working with a bipartisan group of House and Senate Members on a package of legislation to modernize U.S. energy infrastructure and support new and innovative technology in hydropower and carbon neutral biomass.
- Voted to support federal research and development and stimulate private investment in U.S. advanced nuclear reactor technologies.
- Demonstrated a commitment to promoting clean energy technology as a member of the House Clean Energy and Innovation Working Group.
Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization advocating for comprehensive and responsible solutions to our nation’s energy issues. The organization is comprised of citizens from around the country who believe it is time for politicians in Washington to stop arguing, and start working on ways to solve our nation’s energy crisis.