Jan. 28 - Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, for Washington state, says Obamacare isn't working, and says the President's policies spend too much and don't create enough jobs. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Five-term congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington State delivered the official Republican response to the President's State of the Union address. The top-ranking woman in the Republican congressional leaderships says Obamacare is bad for the country and criticized the President's policies which she said spend too much money, and involve too many taxes and not enough jobs. (SOUNDBITE) REP. CATHY MCMORRIS RODGERS (R-WA) SAYING: "This law is not working. Republicans believe healthcare decisions should be yours, not the governments, and that whether you are a boy with Downs Syndrome or a woman with breast cancer, you can find coverage and a doctor who will treat you. So we hope the President will join us in a year of real action by empowering people - not by making their lives harder by unprecedented spending, higher taxes and fewer jobs. As Republicans, we advance these plans everyday because we believe in a government that trusts people and doesn't limit where you finish because of where you started. That is what we stand for." McMorris Rodgers is the the first woman to deliver the official Republican response since 2000.