Western Caucus Members Back Legislation to Reverse the Biden Administration’s Disastrous WOTUS Rule

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Sam Graves (MO-06) and Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Chairman and Western Caucus Member David Rouzer (NC-07) introduced a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) on the Biden Administration’s flawed and burdensome “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS)…

Newhouse, Kilmer Lead Inquiry Into Low Forest Service Timber Harvests

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-06) led a bipartisan letter to U.S. Forest Service Chief Randy Moore requesting information on the Forest Service’s low timber harvest in FY22 which was down 11% from FY19—the last pre-pandemic year of timber harvests. The West continues to face the risk of catastrophic wildfire because federal forests have been…

Chairman Newhouse Introduces Legislation to Improve Forest Health and Management

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the bicameral Root and Stem Project Reauthorization Act alongside Senators Steve Daines (MT) and Dianne Feinstein (CA). This legislation provides the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management with a clear statutory tool to treat forests more efficiently and empower collaborative…

Western Caucus Members Raise Awareness on Danger of Fire Retardant Ban

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Fire Retardant Ban Special Order

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Rep. Matt Rosendale (MT-02) hosted a Special Order with Congressional Western Caucus Members to raise awareness about a case in the Federal District Court of Montana that could ban the use of aerial fire retardants nationwide during the coming 2023 fire season, placing western communities who routinely experience wildland…

Chairman Newhouse, McMorris Rodgers Celebrate House Passage of Bill to Stop the War on American Energy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 21, the Strategic Production Response Act, which prevents further abuse of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) by requiring any future non-emergency drawdowns to be accompanied by a plan from the Secretary of Energy to replace the drawdowns with an increase in domestic petroleum production. This legislation was…

Western Caucus Outlines Vision for the 118th Congress

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Lummis and Newhouse at Agenda Presentation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Chair of the Senate Western Caucus, Senator Cynthia Lummis (WY) participated in the Western Caucus Foundation’s annual presentation to outline their agenda and legislative priorities for the 118th Congress. Click here to watch. “My priority as Chairman is to ensure our Members, and the men and women they represent, are guiding our…

Chairman Newhouse, 195 House Republicans Blast Biden Administration for WOTUS Rule

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WASHNGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Reps. Mike Bost (IL-12) and David Rouzer (NC-07), and Congressional Western Caucus Vice Chair Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-01) led 192 other House Republicans in a letter blasting the Biden Administration for its premature and reckless “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) final rule.   The Members…

Western Caucus Condemns Biden Administration Move to Block Critical Mineral Mining in Minnesota

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WASHNGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a 20-year moratorium on mining in Northern Minnesota. This unscientific announcement is devastating for the local economies and the future of mineral development in America, even as it opens the door for additional reliance on foreign, adversarial nations. “What is this…

Chairman Newhouse Announces Congressional Western Caucus Executive Committee

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) announced the following Congressional Western Caucus Executive Committee Members for the 118th Congress: Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-01) Rep. Mark Amodei (NV-02) Rep. Andy Biggs (AZ-05) Rep. James Comer (KY-01) Rep. John Curtis (UT-03) Rep. Michelle Fischbach (MN-07) Rep. Garret Graves (LA-06) …

Chairman Newhouse, McMorris Rodgers Applaud House Passage of Bill to Protect America’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 22, Protecting America’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve from China Act, which prevents direct or indirect sales and exports from our Strategic Petroleum Reserve to the Chinese Communist Party. This legislation was led by Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Western Caucus Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers…

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