In a letter to constituents Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers touted her support of the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 and how she is in a similar situation as millions of other working moms in this country balancing the demands of a job with the obligations of a family.
The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 is not written to truly help families have the flexibility to use their overtime. It does not provide employees the flexibility to use comp time when they need it. There are no provisions for distributing overtime work equally if an employee chooses to be paid for overtime instead of taking comp time.

Congress will only be in session 126 days this year, yet Representative McMorris Rodgers earns $174,000 per year for essentially part time work and enjoys a Congressional staff of more than 20. Her husband has the luxury of staying home to care for their children because he collects a military retirement. It is disingenuous to equate herself with hard working moms who often work 40 – 60 hours a week just to make ends meet. She does NOT feel their pain.

Disappointed in Clarkston,

Monika Lawrence
Clarkston, WA