A: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., is the chair of the House Republican Conference and often is seen with Boehner, the Speaker of the House, in photos. As the head of the conference, she is the highest ranking Republican woman in Congress and the fourth-highest ranking Republican in the House, according to her official bio. She is considered a passionate opponent of President Barack Obama. The Seattle Times called McMorris Rodgers one of Boehner's top lieutenants.
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