Newhouse, Cuellar Host Bipartisan Forum to Highlight Importance of Domestic Oil & Gas Development

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Rep. Henry Cuellar (TX-28) hosted a bipartisan forum titled, “Promoting American Energy Independence: Developing the Lonestar State,” to highlight the benefits and importance of oil and gas development in Texas. The forum featured three panelists who spoke on the critical nature of continuing to support innovative American energy development and...

Western Caucus, Natural Resources Members Call on Administration to Address Western Drought Crisis

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Members of the Congressional Western Caucus and House Natural Resources Committee, led by Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (AR-04), and Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-25), sent a letter to Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to call for action on the historic drought crisis...

Westerman, Western Caucus Members Introduce Legislation to Improve Land Management, Prevent Wildfires

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressional Western Caucus Vice Chair and Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee Bruce Westerman (AR-04) introduced the Resilient Federal Forests Act with the support of Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Western Caucus Members from rural communities across the country. This comprehensive land management legislation aims to restore healthy federal lands ...

Biden Administration Ignores Science on Critical Habitat for Northern Spotted Owl

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WASHINGTON, D.C.- Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Vice Chair Bruce Westerman (AR-04), and Rep. Cliff Bentz (OR-02) released the following statements after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) issued a proposed rule to withdraw a 2021 Trump Administration rule that would have excluded 3.4 million acres of critical habitat for the northern spotted owl: "The mismanagement of the northern spotted ...

Western Caucus Demands Answers From Biden Administration on Return to Obama-era WOTUS

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Western Caucus and Senate Western Caucus Members, led by Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Chairman Steve Daines (MT), Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02), and Senator Joni Ernst (IA), sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan and Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jaime Pinkham to express serious concerns...

Newhouse, Westerman Lead Forum on Skyrocketing Lumber Prices and the Impacts on American Forests

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and House Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (AR-04) led a forum on skyrocketing lumber costs and potential solutions to the resulting impacts on American forests and communities. "Today’s forum highlighted an issue impacting rural communities and forests in the West and across the country: skyrocketing lum...

Newhouse: Stone-Manning Nomination Is Dangerous for the West

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) released the following statement calling on President Biden to rescind the nomination of Ms. Tracy Stone-Manning to be Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM): “Tracy Stone-Manning’s nomination must be rescinded. The Bureau of Land Management has an enormous impact on the lives and livelihoods of people throughout the West, and Ms. St...

Western Caucus Members Urge Administration to Consider Successful State and Local Sage-Grouse Conservation Efforts

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Western Caucus and Senate Western Caucus Members, led by Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Vice Chair Bruce Westerman (AR-04), and Senator Cynthia Lummis (WY), sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland in response to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) recent announcement to initiate a review of land management plans for the greater sage...

Western Caucus Members Urge Modernization of Endangered Species Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) hosted a Special Order to discuss the successes and failures of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), highlight species recovery efforts across the country, and promote commonsense policies to modernize the landmark species protection law. Western Caucus Members spoke about the impacts of local ESA listings on local communities and emphasized the import...

Newhouse, Bentz Host Virtual Forum to Highlight Mismanagement of the Northern Spotted Owl

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) and Rep. Cliff Bentz (OR-02), Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife, hosted a virtual forum titled, “The Impacts of a Weaponized Endangered Species Act: The Case of the Northern Spotted Owl,” to highlight the mismanagement of the Northern Spotted Owl in the Pacific Northwest. The forum featured thr...

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