Reaction by Wash. Congress members on President-elect Trump

Extended interview with Rep. Dave Reichert

Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Chair of the House Republican Conference:

"I first want to thank the people of Eastern Washington, who have entrusted me to serve as their voice in the People’s House -- this moment humbles me.

"While this was a rough election, the American people tonight rejected the type of government that Hillary Clinton embodies: a status quo, top-down government that thinks it knows best. Now, we have to go past being angry and frustrated, reimagine Washington, D.C. from top to bottom, and focus on advancing conservative solutions that will make a difference in people’s lives. 

"Congratulations to Donald, Melania, and their entire family. This is our moment as Republicans, and I look forward to shaking up business as usual in Washington, D.C. together."

Pramila Jayapal (WA-07):

Adam Smith (WA-09), Ranking Member, House Armed Services Committee:

“President-elect Trump ran the most bitter, divisive, and negative presidential campaign in history.  Now he claims he wants to change his tone. For the sake of our country, I hope he does.

“From day one, I will do everything I can to hold President-elect Trump and his administration accountable. I would like to see his agenda create good jobs, increase equality and equity, and respect the rights of all Americans; particularly women, communities of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and immigrants. However, if he continues to divide us as a nation, I will fight him every step of the way.”

Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) 

It looks like Donald Trump will be our new President. I have never been an automatic "yes" vote for anyone in Washington DC. But hear this: If Donald Trump will fight to repeal and replace Obamacare, to sweep out corruption and waste in federal agencies, to cut deficits and spending, and to roll back the intrusive regulations on small businesses that are killing jobs, then he will have no stronger ally in Congress on those issues than me.

Dan Newhouse (WA-04)

Donald Trump is now our President-elect, I encourage all Americans to give him a chance to do the job and lead our nation. There are a number of issues---immigration reform, health care, easing government regulations that are hurting our farmers and ranchers, bringing our budget under control, and helping employers succeed and create jobs---that require immediate attention, and I urge all Americans to put partisan bitterness aside and come together to meet our challenges.

Dave Reichert (WA-08) 

"My hope is that we can work with president trump and VP Trump. My words of encouragement is that there are people in congress on both sides of aisle that are very dedicated, very passionate about doing the right thing for the people in this country; those words are going to be shared with, relayed to the President. The other good news here is that Mike Pence is a very thoughtful, Christian, bright Vice President. I think that he’s going to have great opportunity to advise our President-elect on these major issues, and that some of the comments he made early on is not the way to go. 

Derek Kilmer (WA-06) 

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Denny Heck (WA-10)

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Suzan DelBene (WA-01)

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Rick Larsen (WA-02) 

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