Congress

Cathy McMorris Rodgers Selected to Chair House Republican Convention

The number 4 position in House leadership

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Eastern Washington's clout in the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives appears to be growing.

U.S Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Spokane Republican, was chosen by her colleagues Wednesday to serve as chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, the fourth-highest-ranking position in the congressional chamber. The secret ballot vote was conducted in a closed meeting. The tally was not publicly disclosed.