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Spokane congresswoman named vice-chair of Trump transition team

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BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP, NJ - NOVEMBER 20: (L to R) President-elect 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. Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration. (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.