WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, the Biden Administration halted Resolution Copper’s proposed mining project in the Tonto National Forest by indefinitely postponing the finalization of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The project would be a massive investment in both the national and local economy. The proposed copper mine has the potential to be the largest copper mine on the North… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3746, the Fiscal Responsibility Act, a responsible debt limit increase that cuts spending, saves taxpayers money, and grows the economy with much-needed permitting reform. The Fiscal Responsibility Act passed with a bipartisan vote of 314-117. Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) released the following statement in response… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Industry leaders and associations representing rural America released statements in response to the Supreme Court decision on the Sackett v. EPA case in favor of the Sacketts, delivering a major blow to the EPA’s onerous “Waters of the United States” or WOTUS rule.
American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “All nine Justices in Sackett agreed… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously sided with the Sacketts in the Sackett v. EPA case, delivering a resounding blow to the Biden Administration’s push to erode private property rights with its “Waters of the United States” or WOTUS rule.
See what Western Caucus Members had to say:
“This is a huge win for landowners and farmers. The Supreme Court rightly… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the case, Sackett v. EPA, which ruled in favor of the Sacketts.
“Today's ruling by the Supreme Court is a win for rural America. For too long, the federal government has used WOTUS as a way to put every ditch, stream, and puddle under its… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) hosted a Special Order with Congressional Western Caucus Members to talk about the Endangered Species Act and the harm it’s done on rural communities across America.
“As we have seen over the past 5 decades, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) has become a weapon—used by extreme environmentalists and serial litigators to slow or… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Industry leaders and associations representing rural communities across America released the following statements in support of the Congressional Western Caucus’ 2023 Farm Bill Reauthorization Priorities.
American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “The farm bill is important for all Americans as a shared investment in keeping our nation’s food supply… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) joined Western Caucus Vice Chair John Curtis (UT-03) and Rep. Russ Fulcher (ID-01) in introducing legislation alongside 10 of their Western Caucus colleagues to direct the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to withdraw the proposed rule titled “Conservation and Landscape Health.” This rule undermines FLPMA’s multiple-use requirement… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Congressional Western Caucus released its 2023 Farm Bill Priorities. The priorities consist of four high-level pillars: Supporting Production Agriculture, Improving Voluntary Conservation Programs, Enhancing Forest Health and Active Management, and Strengthening Rural Communities through Development.
“American farms, ranches, and forests produce the food,… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Senate Western Caucus Chair Cynthia Lummis (WY) sent a letter to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Tracy Stone-Manning requesting a 120-day extension of the comment period on their proposed rule, “Conservation and Landscape Health.”
"We already know the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed rule would be devastating to rural… Read more »