#McMorrisMonday Legislation Spotlight #8: Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act of 2007

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#McMorrisMonday Legislation Spotlight #8 Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act of 2007 Summary: The bill was drafted to repair and prevent the recurrence of the 2007 housing market crash. Specifically, this legislation addresses reckless underwriting practices, subprime prepayment penalties, and yield-spread premiums. All these provisions will protect home-owning Americans so that a Great Recession does not occur again. How She Voted: No The Impact: The Bill passed the House but failed to leave Committee in the Senate. Fortunately for American homeowners, the legislation was included in Title XIV of the Dodd-Frank Act, the most critical legislation of the Great Recession – which Cathy also voted against. It’s thanks to this later-introduced bill, despite Cathy McMorris-Rodgers’ opposition, that the housing market … Read More

#McMorrisMonday Legislation Spotlight #7: Small Business Jobs Act of 2010

#McMorrisMonday Legislation Spotlight #7 Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 Summary: According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, this “new law is providing critical resources to help small businesses continue to drive economic recovery and create jobs. The new law extended the successful SBA enhanced loan provisions while offering billions more in lending support, tax cuts, and other opportunities for entrepreneurs and small business owners.” How She Voted: “No” two times: first in June of 2010, and again in September of 2010. The Impact: Despite the Congresswoman voting against the Small Business Jobs Act, the legislation passed the House, Senate, and was signed into law in 2010. This bill provided small businesses with the crucial support they needed to not … Read More

Civics 101- How Congress Works

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Civics 101 – How Congress Works This election year with its inconsistent and conflicting information can make deciding who to vote for overwhelming and difficult. It’s understandable that some of us may be fed up with all the politically partisan nonsense. It’s tempting to vote for an “independent,” thinking, “I’ll vote for a candidate; not a party.” But let’s take a step back, look beyond all the campaign promises being made, and focus on what it means to actually serve as a member of the House of Representatives. The important work in Congress happens in Committees. The work of the U.S. House is done behind the scenes in Committees. Members can sit on various Committees depending upon their ranking, background, … Read More

#MorrisMonday- Trump Endorsement

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We must not forget that OUR Representative has endorsed Donald Trump. We’ve all heard the racist, misogynistic, prejudice, hateful, uneducated, and fear-mongering comments that Donald Trump has made. My opponent must now navigate within a culture that perpetuates and even promotes this behavior. She says that Donald Trump “Owes it to our country to treat everyone respectfully and to build an inclusive coalition.” How is it possible for my opponent to maintain her stated values while also supporting Mr. Trump’s toxic ideology? In light of the serious issues that our country is currently facing, do these hateful values and destructive policies really represent our District? ‪#‎McMorrisMonday‬  

Joe’s Response to the recent Spokesman Review Article

Joe’s Address to Dave Wilson’s Allegations Outlined in the Spokesman Review’s Article Monday, July 11, 2016 Percentage of the vote. This information is being provided in response to Dave Wilson’s allegations against my my Campaign. I apologize for its length, but in light of the recent Spokesman Review article, which omitted significant information from two interviews which were given and Wilson’s recent repeated Facebook taunts, we felt it was necessary to set the record straight. In 2014, Dave Wilson, according to the Washington State Secretary of State Website received 11.3% of the vote during the primary. He did not advance to the general election. In an August 6, 2014 story, the Inlander noted the significance of the 2014 election, reporting … Read More

Response to a recent Dave Wilson Press Release

During the 20-minute Q&A session yesterday at the League of Women Voters Candidate Forum, one of my opponents, Dave Wilson, asked the moderator for an explanation from the League about an endorsement on my website. Following that event, Wilson posted a press release accusing me and my campaign staff of making “erroneous claims” regarding 2014 election results and “questionable endorsements” on our webpage. Many of the organizations listed on our website gave the campaign informal recognition of support at meetings I attended in person in 2014. However, the organizations that we do not have documentation of their official endorsement have been removed from our website. This is a retaliatory act on the part of Mr. Wilson for the public corrections … Read More