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  • Trump Delivers Another Victory for Alaska
    Posted in Press Releases on October 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthy Forests, Local Control and States Rights, American Energy Security

    Today, Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04) and Vice-Chairman for Indian Affairs and Oceans Don Young (AK-At Large) released the following statements after the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it is seeking public comment on a draft environmental impact statement offering a range of alternatives to roadless management and a proposed Alaska Roadless Rule: Western Caucus Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04): "The Tongass is America’s largest national forest, home to almost 17 million acres of natural resour... Read more

  • Chairman Gosar Statement on New Department of Transportation ROUTES Initiative
    Posted in Press Releases on October 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04) released the following statement after Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced the creation of a major new initiative to support transportation needs in rural America: Western Caucus Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04): "Rural America faces many unique challenges and a reliable transportation network is just one of them. The ROUTES Initiative will increase input from rural stakeholders, and help them navigate the twisted web of federal b... Read more

  • Caucus Applauds Nomination of Katharine MacGregor to be Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Members of the Western Caucus released the following statements after President Trump announced his intent to nominate Katharine MacGregor to be the Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior: Western Caucus Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04): "I was fortunate enough to get to know Kate personally when she worked at the Natural Resources Committee. We fought together in the trenches, and I can assure you, no one works harder than Kate MacGregor. I look forward to her confirmation and her... Read more

  • The Nuclear Option
    Posted in Press Releases on September 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: PILT and SRS, Economy and Jobs

    27 Members of the House and Senate sent a letter to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt urging the revocation of the more than 1 million acre uranium withdrawal in Northern Arizona Read more

  • The Verdict is in: It's Time to Bring the ESA into the 21st Century
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    This week, Members of the Western Caucus and stakeholders held a roundtable discussion and unveiled a draft legislative package currently comprised of 19 bills to modernize the Endangered Species Act. The following are excerpts from yesterday's event: Western Caucus Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04): "Our ESA roundtable with real people impacted by ESA listings was a huge success! Participants with a seat at the table flew all the way from California, Colorado, Idaho, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Tenne... Read more

  • Unholy Trinity: Democrats Pass Three Anti-Energy Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Members of the Western Caucus released the following statements after House Democrats pushed through three bills restricting American energy production: Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04): "The United States is home to some of the richest energy sources in the world. Rather than relying on hostile regimes who hate America, we should be producing energy right here in our backyard. Today’s Left wants to lock up millions of acres of land and water from energy exploration which will put millions of ... Read more

  • ANWR: A Step Closer to Energy Dominance
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: American Energy Security

    Today, members of the Senate and Congressional Western Caucus released the following statements after the release of the final environment impact statement on energy exploration in Section 1002 Area of ANWR: Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04): "Responsible energy production in Section 1002 is not only a victory for Alaska, but for all America. Increased domestic energy production will create new jobs, support energy independence, and promote national security. For years Ala... Read more

  • WOTUS: Finally Finished
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Water , Property Rights

    Today, members of the Western Caucus released the following statements after the Trump Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers repealed the unlawful Obama-era Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule: Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04): "The Obama-era WOTUS Rule was an abysmal failure and represented one of the most egregious examples of federal overreach in my lifetime. President Obama’s land and water grab gave unprecedented ... Read more

  • Western Caucus Leads Amicus Brief Supporting Trump Venting and Flaring Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on September 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Chairman Paul A. Gosar released the following statement after Western Caucus spearheaded an Amicus Brief in support of President Trump's 2018 Venting and Flaring Rule: "For too long President Obama weaponized federal agencies against American energy producers under the guise of environmental stewardship. The 2016 venting and flaring rule was among the most egregious acts of federal overreach. Thankfully, President Trump has revised this rule to provide certainty to energy producers, creat... Read more

  • Trump Admin Acts to Eliminate Obama-Era Methane Mandates
    Posted in Press Releases on August 29, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Members of the Senate and Congressional Western Caucus released the following statements after the Environmental Protection Agency released proposed rules to eliminate Obama-era methane mandates: Senate Western Caucus Chairman Steve Daines (MT): "This is good news for Montana. We can unleash American energy while also protecting the environment and clean air. The EPA’s rewrite of the burdensome and overreaching Obama regulation eliminates duplication and will allow Montana energy to grow ... Read more

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