Editor's note: The above video shows Rep. McMorris Rodgers speaking in Spokane amid the 2019 government shutdown 

SPOKANE, Wash. –  U.S. Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) was appointed Republican Representative to the United Nations General Assembly, according to a spokesperson.

“I look forward to representing the House of Representatives to the United Nations and serving as a voice for the people’s representatives to world leaders,” McMorris Rodgers said in a statement. “I will proudly lead to support our friends and allies like Israel, and use this opportunity to fight socialism and advocate for the advancement of freedom, democracy, and individual rights around the globe.”

In November 2018, McMorris Rodgers was reelected to Washington’s 5th District. She received 56 percent of the vote.

More recently, McMorris Rodgers voted with Democratic-controlled House members to block President Donald Trump's emergency declaration for a border wall.  

McMorris Rodgers was one of a handful of Republican House members to cross party lines and vote against Trump’s declaration. She said she supports the wall but her vote protects the legislative branch’s power.

In late March, she voted to override President Trump's veto to again block the national emergency declaration. 

Only 14 Republicans voted to override Trump's veto. 

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