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  • Western Caucus Members React to Massive Federal Land Grab in Colorado
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Multiple-Use, Federal Land Management , Local Control and States Rights, Economy and Jobs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Western Caucus Members released the following statements in response to provisions of H.R. 803, the federal land grab package that will be brought to the floor this week. The package includes the text of Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO)’s Colorado Wilderness Act of 2021 and Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO)’s Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act. Combined, these bills will create restrictions on over 1 million acres of land, much of which will be new wilderness – the most restrict... Read more

  • Western Caucus Members React to Dangerous Arizona Mining Ban
    Posted in Press Releases on February 22, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Land Management , American Energy Security, Economy and Jobs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Western Caucus Members released the following statements in response to provisions of H.R. 803, the federal land grab package that will be brought to the floor this week. The package includes the text of the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act, legislation introduced by Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) to eliminate mining opportunities on over 1 million acres of land surrounding the Grand Canyon. Despite the drastic impacts this will have on the state of Arizona and America... Read more

  • Chairman Newhouse: “The Paris Climate Agreement was a bad deal then, and it’s a bad deal now.”
    Posted in Press Releases on February 19, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: American Energy Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of State announced that the United States has officially rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement. On day one of his Administration, President Biden signed an Executive Order to reenter the Agreement, beginning a 30-day process. “The Paris Climate Agreement was a bad deal then, and it’s a bad deal now. President Trump withdrew the U.S. because our nation already leads the world in carbon emissi... Read more

  • Chairman Newhouse Statement on Democrats’ Massive Federal Land Grab Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on February 17, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Multiple-Use, Federal Land Management , American Energy Security, Economy and Jobs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement in response to the announcement that the House will vote next week on massive federal land grab legislation. The Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act, introduced on February 16, bans oil, gas, and mining leases on 1.2 million acres of land, contributing to President Biden’s devastating attack on American energy security and independence. Additionally, the bill designates nearly 1.5 million acres of p... Read more

  • Western Caucus Members Listen to Local Communities Harmed By Keystone XL Pipeline Decision
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Land Management , American Energy Security, Economy and Jobs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, Western Caucus Member Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-SD) hosted a roundtable in Philip, South Dakota alongside Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) to discuss the disastrous impacts of President Biden’s Executive Order to terminate the Keystone XL Pipeline. The lawmakers heard directly from the individuals, small business owners, and community members who will be affected by this Executive Order, which has already killed thousands of good-paying jobs ... Read more

  • Chairman Newhouse Leads Western Caucus Members to Condemn Biden’s Attack on American Energy
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Land Management , American Energy Security, Economy and Jobs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, February 4, Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) led his Congressional Western Caucus colleagues in an hour-long Special Order on the House floor to discuss the negative impacts of President Biden’s recent attacks on American energy. Executive Orders to revoke the permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline and indefinitely halt oil and gas leases on federal lands have significant implications for communities across the West and throughout the United States. Chairman Dan Newhouse... Read more

  • Chairman Newhouse Announces Executive Leadership Team
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) announced the Members of the Congressional Western Caucus’ Executive Committee for 2021. Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) “Already, the new Administration has demonstrated that rural communities across the country are under attack,” said Chairman Newhouse. “The Western Caucus will continue to defend the values of local government control, conservation, and responsible land and resource management. Our membership represents diverse communities th... Read more

  • Western Caucus Members Condemn Biden’s Expansion of Oil & Gas Moratorium
    Posted in Press Releases on January 27, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: American Energy Security, Economy and Jobs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Members of the Congressional Western Caucus released the following statements in opposition to President Biden’s expansion of the moratorium on oil and gas leases for federal lands and waters. The moratorium imposed by Executive Order just days after President Biden took office will negatively impact the economies, jobs, and local communities of rural America while threatening America’s energy security. Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA): “Our nation’s energy independence is ... Read more

  • Newhouse Opposes Biden’s 60-Day Leasing and Permitting Ban
    Posted in Press Releases on January 21, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: American Energy Security

    Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) issued the following statement on the Department of the Interior’s 60-day moratorium on all oil and gas leasing, drilling permits, and lease extensions on federal land: “This unilateral move is one of several dangerous actions taken in the first 24 hours of the Biden Administration that increases our dependence on foreign oil and harms American sovereignty,” said Chairman Newhouse. “Oil and gas play an important role in our nation’s energy independence – by bl... Read more

  • Western Caucus Chairman Newhouse Statement on Inauguration of President Joe Biden
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2021 | Preview rr

    Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after President Joe Biden was sworn into office as the 46th President of the United States: “Several of President Biden’s initial priorities set a dangerous tone for the next four years in rural America,” said Chairman Newhouse. “In recent years, our nation has promoted energy innovation and worked toward American energy independence from hostile regimes like China and Russia. Rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement and halting work on ... Read more

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