National Review Editor Rich Lowry and Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers are confirmed to speak during the National Conservative Student
Conference, to be held August 2-7, in Washington, D.C.
Applications are available until July 2 (and the special early bird rate
until June 15) for this unique event. Visit this page
to apply now.
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers was the first in her family to attend and graduate from college. She
worked her way through Pensacola Christian College
in Florida and later earned her Executive MBA
from the University
She served five terms as a citizen legislator in Olympia eventually being elected to minority
leader. When the legislature was not in session Cathy worked in her
parents’ small business, Peachcrest Fruit Basket, near Kettle Falls, Washington.
In 2004 Cathy was elected to Congress
where she now serves in her third term representing Eastern
Washington's Fifth Congressional District.
Cathy's responsibilities have changed significantly over the years but she has
remained true to her roots. She believes in the promise of America. In
Congress, Cathy promotes policies to give wider opportunities to families and
small businesses. She works to keep taxes down, strongly supports our troops
and veterans, and works to improve access to quality, affordable health care.
She is married to Brian Rodgers, a retired 26 year active-duty Navy Commander;
they have one son.
Richard Lowry graduated in 1990 from the University of Virginia,
where he studied English and history. He edited there a conservative monthly
magazine called the Virginia Advocate.
He went on to work as a research assistant for Charles Krauthammer, then as a
reporter for a local paper in northern Virginia.
He joined National Review in 1992,
after finishing second in an NR young
writers contest. He became NR's
Articles Editor before moving to Washington
in the summer of 1994 to cover Congress. He was named editor
of National Review in 1997.
written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and a variety of other publications. He
is a syndicated columnist and a commentator for the Fox News Channel. His book,
Legacy: Paying the Price for the Clinton Years, was a New York
Times bestseller. He lives in New York City.