BRANDED: House wildlife recovery bill is not the bipartisan solution Americans deserve

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House wildlife recovery bill is not the bipartisan solution Americans deserve By Rep. Bruce Westerman (AR-04) Last week, the House voted on the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA), a bill that Members on both sides of the aisle should have been able to wholeheartedly support. Unfortunately, while the bill is well-intentioned, House Democrats went about it the wrong way. Instead of putting for...

BRANDED: Severe drought threatens America's farmers & food supply

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Severe drought threatens America's farmers & food supply By Rep. David Valadao (CA-21) I’m proud to represent the farmers that feed the world. With less than one percent of our country’s farmland, the Central Valley supplies a quarter of our Nation’s food. Our well-deserved reputation as America’s breadbasket comes from the help of nature, and a whole lot of hard work and skill from our farmers, r...

BRANDED: Actions Speak Louder Than Words: The Need for Domestic Mining

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words: The Need for Domestic Mining By Reps. Pete Stauber (MN-08) and Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) When it comes to President Biden’s domestic mining policy, it’s important to watch his actions and not just listen to his words. During October 2020, in the throes of the presidential campaign, then-candidate Joe Biden told U.S. miners he supports domestic production. It was a key t...

BRANDED: Democrats' Disingenuous Disconnect

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Democrats' Disingenuous Disconnect By Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA-04) Last week, Democrats yet again dragged leaders of our nation’s oil and gas companies in front of committee proceedings to pass the blame for high gas prices onto these domestic producers. Meanwhile, President Biden blames Vladimir Putin – using the disingenuous “Putin’s Price Hike” motto – for skyrocketing prices. So, the question for...

BRANDED: American producers deserve certainty in the permitting process

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American producers deserve certainty in the permitting process By Rep. Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) American energy independence is unobtainable without functioning pipelines. Pipelines are vital infrastructure for transporting crude oil and natural gas across the nation. They are safer than trucks, barges, and rail, all while emitting less greenhouse gas. To ensure we have a strong energy infrastruct...

BRANDED: Flipping the switch for more American energy

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Flipping the switch for more American energy By Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) Energy is foundational to everything we do. It’s critical for our national security, geopolitical power, and for a better quality of life in America. Today, we’re witnessing the real dangers of undermining our energy independence with a radical rush-to-green agenda that shuts down American oil and natural gas. From...

BRANDED: To modernize infrastructure, start with NEPA reform

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To modernize infrastructure, start with NEPA reform By Rep. David Schweikert (AZ-05 Arizonans have felt the burden of America’s fraying energy infrastructure for decades. As a state located in the desert southwest, the highly variable environment places an emphasis on the need for modernized infrastructure and energy innovation. Heat waves often cause blackouts here at home, and in places like Tex...

Branded: Western Caucus Permitting Month: The keys to unlocking rural America

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Western Caucus Permitting Month: The keys to unlocking rural America By Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA-04) March is Western Caucus Permitting Month, and our Members are excited to share how improving our current permitting processes will help unleash American potential. The Congressional Western Caucus is at the forefront of the challenges rural America experiences, and our Members are working diligently t...

Branded: Endangered Species Act should be a tool – not a weapon

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Endangered Species Act should be a tool – not a weapon By Reps. Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Bruce Westerman (AR-04) For decades, litigious environmental groups have lined their pockets by using the Endangered Species Act (ESA) as a weapon. Instead of working toward effective species conservation, serial litigators use this landmark environmental law to halt land management projects, stifle domestic e...

ICYMI: Rio Tinto plowing $1.5 Billion into Utah, extending thousands of jobs

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Rio Tinto is investing $1.5 billion in the Salt Lake City-based Kennecott copper mine to extend its life until at least 2032. The move reinforces its bet on America and will guarantee job security for thousands of workers. “Today I look at our market share, we may be 10 percent of the market share in the U.S. It's a very profitable market for us. And therefore, investing one point five billion dol...

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