SPOKANE, Wash. -

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has officially filed for re-election to a fifth term in the U.S. House of Representatives from the Spokane area.

McMorris Rodgers on Thursday highlighted her efforts to bring the new KC-46A tankers to Fairchild Air Force Base, secure funding to complete the North Spokane Freeway, expand hydropower, bring a medical school to Spokane, and protect rural health care.

She is vice chair of the House Republican Conference, which makes her the highest-ranking Republican woman in Congress.

Film company executive Rich Cowan has filed for the seat as a Democrat.