Western Caucus Members Listen to Local Communities Harmed By Keystone XL Pipeline Decision

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, Western Caucus Member Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-SD) hosted a roundtable in Philip, South Dakota alongside Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) to discuss the disastrous impacts of President Biden’s Executive Order to terminate the Keystone XL Pipeline. The lawmakers heard directly from the individuals, small business owners, and community members w... Read more »

Chairman Newhouse Leads Western Caucus Members to Condemn Biden’s Attack on American Energy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, February 4, Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) led his Congressional Western Caucus colleagues in an hour-long Special Order on the House floor to discuss the negative impacts of President Biden’s recent attacks on American energy. Executive Orders to revoke the permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline and indefinitely halt oil and gas leases on federal lands have significant ... Read more »

Chairman Newhouse Announces Executive Leadership Team

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) announced the Members of the Congressional Western Caucus’ Executive Committee for 2021. Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) “Already, the new Administration has demonstrated that rural communities across the country are under attack,” said Chairman Newhouse. “The Western Caucus will continue to defend the values of local government control, conserva... Read more »

Western Caucus Members Condemn Biden’s Expansion of Oil & Gas Moratorium

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Members of the Congressional Western Caucus released the following statements in opposition to President Biden’s expansion of the moratorium on oil and gas leases for federal lands and waters. The moratorium imposed by Executive Order just days after President Biden took office will negatively impact the economies, jobs, and local communities of rural America while threat... Read more »

Newhouse Opposes Biden’s 60-Day Leasing and Permitting Ban

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Today, Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) issued the following statement on the Department of the Interior’s 60-day moratorium on all oil and gas leasing, drilling permits, and lease extensions on federal land: “This unilateral move is one of several dangerous actions taken in the first 24 hours of the Biden Administration that increases our dependence on foreign oil and harms American sovereignty,” sai... Read more »

Western Caucus Chairman Newhouse Statement on Inauguration of President Joe Biden

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Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after President Joe Biden was sworn into office as the 46th President of the United States: “Several of President Biden’s initial priorities set a dangerous tone for the next four years in rural America,” said Chairman Newhouse. “In recent years, our nation has promoted energy innovation and worked toward American energy independence fr... Read more »

Newhouse Elected Chair for 117th Congress

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Today, Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Gosar and incoming Chairman Newhouse released the following statements after the Western Caucus Executive Committee voted unanimously to elect Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA-04) Congressional Western Caucus Chairman for the 117th Congress. “The Congressional Western Caucus is the premiere organization advocating for rural policy issues throughout the West and be... Read more »

Forest Service Announces Final NEPA Rule

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Today, members of the Western Caucus released the following statements after the U.S. Forest Service announced their final rule to reform their National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) implementation regulations. “The final rule announced today by the Forest Service is a giant leap forward in protecting communities from catastrophic wildfire. The current NEPA process has become too cumbersome and ... Read more »

Interior Announces the Delisting of the Gray Wolf in the Lower 48

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Today, members of the Western Caucus released the following statements after Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced the delisting of the gray wolf in the lower 48 states. “Today is a great victory for science and professional wildlife management. The gray wolf is one of the few actual success stories of the Endangered Species Act and has met every scientific criteria for delisting. It... Read more »

President Trump Signs Executive Order to Modernize Water Management and Infrastructure

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Today, members of the Western Caucus released the following statements after President Trump signed an Executive Order on modernizing America's water resource management and water infrastructure. “Water is a necessity for life and nowhere is that truer than in the West. Water infrastructure powers our homes, ensure farmers have water to irrigate their crops, and ensure our communities of enough to... Read more »

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