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President Donald Trump and U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) pose for a photo before their meeting at Trump International Golf Club, November 20, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

SPOKANE – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a congresswoman from Spokane, was named to President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team on Tuesday.

McMorris Rodgers will serve as vice-chair on the team.

McMorris Rodgers is the highest-ranking Republican woman in Congress, and the fourth-highest-ranking Republican in the House.

“The American people sent a message with this election: it is time to shake up the status quo,” McMorris Rodgers said in a statement. “I’m proud to work alongside Donald Trump and Mike Pence as they lead the fight to restore the people’s voice in our government.”

McMorris Rodgers, a former state legislator, has represented the fifth district since 2005.

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