08/28/2012 08:20 pm ET

Cathy McMorris Rodgers Speech At Republican Convention

Rep. Catchy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) gave a brief speech at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday evening, announcing that she would serve as master of ceremonies for the night's events.

McMorris Rodgers gave a short preview, saying that she would be tasked with introducing a number of speakers who would be focusing on "three simple words: 'We built it.'" The popular refrain triggered a chant from the convention-goers, some of whom held up signs bearing the same message.

The congresswoman then continued, recalling her work at the Peachcrest Fruit Basket Orchard and Fruit Stand, a small, family-owned business. She said her experience there taught her that "less taxes and regulation" were key to promoting economic success in the United States.

"Unlike President Obama, I know that small businesses are the true engine of our economy, not the government," McMorris Rodgers said.