What They Are Saying: Biden Administration Cancels American Energy Production

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On May 11, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced the cancellation of offshore lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska. Vice Chairs of the Congressional Western Caucus blasted the decision, which will severely impact domestic energy development at a time when U.S. gas prices are at an all-time high: “On President Biden’s first day in office he launched his assault on...

Newhouse Blasts Biden Administration for Cancelling Lease Sales, Guaranteeing High Gas Prices

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of the Interior's announcement of lease sale cancellations in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska: "'Working like the devil to bring down gas prices.' That's the claim President Biden made to the American people," said Chairman Newhouse. "Yet, by once again cancelling future planne...

Newhouse Leads Resolution to Bring Awareness to Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) led Members in introducing a bipartisan resolution to recognize May 5, 2022, as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. “This crisis is something that impacts tribes and communities across the United States,” said Chairman Newhouse. “Hundreds of families have gone decades without answers, and we must...

Arrington, Pfluger Host Western Caucus Field Tour Across West Texas

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19), Rep. August Pfluger (TX-11), and Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) hosted a West Texas Energy and Agriculture Field Tour throughout Texas’ 19th and 11th Congressional Districts. “The Western Caucus is one of the most influential coalitions in Congress, and it is field tours like this – hearing directly from folks in West Texas – that help us work effect...

Newhouse, Miller-Meeks, Davis Submit Amicus Brief in Support of Landowners in WOTUS Supreme Court Case

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Reps. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) and Rodney Davis (IL-13) submitted an amicus brief for the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case, Sackett v. EPA, which could set forth the proper test for determining the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act. The Members released the following joint statement: “Co...

Newhouse Leads Defense of American Sportsmen and Women

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) led 32 Members in sending a letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (FWS) Director Martha Williams expressing concerns about FWS’ decision to initiate settlement discussions with the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) regarding a lawsuit seeking to eliminate hunting access expansion on nearly 100 national wildlife refuges. CBD’s lawsuit ...

Westerman Welcomes Western Caucus to Arkansas

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On April 8 and 9, Vice Chair Bruce Westerman (AR-04) and Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) led a group of Western Caucus Members on a field tour of Arkansas’ 4th Congressional District. “I was honored to have the opportunity to show so many members of Congress firsthand how Arkansans use our natural resources to their fullest potential,” said Vice Chair Westerman. “Through uniquely ...

Boebert, Tiffany Lead Members in Urging the Biden Administration to Defend Science-Based Gray Wolf Decision

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, Vice Chair Lauren Boebert (CO-03) and Rep. Tom Tiffany (WI-07) led Western Caucus Members in sending a letter to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland urging the Department of the Interior to support effective locally-led and voluntary species management efforts for the gray wolf. In 2020, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service used the best available science and commercial data...

Newhouse, Amodei Join Local Leaders to Spotlight Critical Domestic Lithium Mine

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Vice Chair Mark Amodei (NV-02) hosted a Congressional Western Caucus virtual forum titled, “Nevada’s New Lithium Mine: Securing America’s Independence.” The forum featured local leaders who discussed the bureaucratic and regulatory delays that result from broken permitting processes while celebrating the recent permitting of the Thacker Pass Lit...

Western Caucus Conservation Blueprint Gains Nationwide Support

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, the Western Caucus Foundation hosted a virtual forum to discuss the Biden Administration’s misguided “30 by 30,” or America the Beautiful, initiative and the importance of locally-led conservation and active land management. Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Vice Chair Chris Stewart (UT-02), and Senate Western Caucus Chairman Steve Daines (MT) joined to highlight the Wes...

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