Wheat growers congratulate McMorris Rodgers on key appointment

Energy and Commerce Committee to benefit under her leadership

The Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) congratulates Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) for her recent selection as the Republican leader of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

“Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers has been a steadfast advocate of the farmers and ranchers of Eastern Washington. She has fought to make sure the agricultural community remains strong and vibrant by supporting the lower Snake River dams, which not only allow us to transport our product to overseas markets, but also provide a source of clean, reliable, and affordable energy,” said Ryan Poe, president of WAWG and a farmer from Hartline, Wash. “She has honorably served in previous leadership roles to advocate for rural healthcare needs, access to jobs, connection through technology, and more. It is comforting to know that someone like Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers, who understands agriculture and the economic and energy needs facing rural America, is representing our industry and region in such an important Congressional committee.”