"When President Obama was in the Senate, when he was a U.S. senator, he voted against raising the debt ceiling. And he said it was a lack of leadership that had brought us to this point."
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."Cathy McMorris on Henry Ford
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."Cathy McMorris on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership."Cathy McMorris on Nelson Mandela
"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves."Cathy McMorris on Lao Tzu
"Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."Cathy McMorris on Colin Powell
"Maintaining healthy forests is essential to those who make a living from the land and for those of us who use them for recreational purposes."
"Women oftentimes are the ones making those economic decisions, sitting around the kitchen table and trying to figure out how to pay for rising gas prices or food prices or the health insurance costs. And I think that they see where they expect their leaders in Congress to also make those tough decisions."
"Private ownership of property is vital to both our freedom and our prosperity."
"My top three priorities for my first term in Congress are growing our economy providing for quality, affordable health care and keeping our nation and communities safe."
"I do see women voters shifting to the Republican Party and doing so significantly. And the issue that's doing this is the fear the federal government will prevail in making the Affordable Health Care Act permanent law and how that will hurt small businesses."