Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers at meeting with Tim Verzal, Jason Upchurch, Caleb Stapp, Erica Whitmore, Doug Knight, Darold Schultz, Bev Roberts, Peggy Coyle, Kelsie Carlson, Josh Walters, Howard Johnson, Mike Nokes, and Roger Krieger.
Photo Credited: Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers Office
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers kicked off her August work period with a roundtable event in Deer Park on July 31st at the Spokane County Fire District #4 meeting room. She talked with some community members at the event to better understand the area’s challenges and concerns. McMorris Rodgers gave an update on her work in the People’s House. She also received a briefing on what city officials have been focusing on, as well as some of the challenges they are facing, including the need for funding for critical infrastructure projects to account for rapid population growth in the area, the importance of prioritizing a parent’s right to engage in their child’s education, and how the Medicare system can be strengthened.
What Are State Work Periods
A “State Work Period” refers to a period of time during which members of the United States Congress are not in session in Washington, D.C., and instead spend time in their home states or districts.
The U.S. Congress operates on a schedule that includes both legislative sessions, during which they are actively working on bills, debates, and other legislative matters in the Capitol, and recess periods, during which they are not in session. These recess periods are often referred to as “state work periods” or “district work periods.”
During state work periods, members of Congress typically use the time to engage with their constituents, hold town hall meetings, participate in local events, and address issues specific to their states or districts. This allows them to stay connected with the concerns and needs of the people they represent.
People can request meetings with Cathy McMorris Rodgers through her website at: McMorris.house.gov/schedule-meeting.